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I Am Bruce Lee (2012)

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Bruce Lee is universally recognized as the pioneer who elevated martial arts in film to an art form, and this documentary will reveal why Bruce Lee's flame burns brighter now than the day ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Bruce Lee ... Himself / Various (archive footage)
Paul Bowman Paul Bowman ... Himself - Author, Ph.D
Daniele Bolelli Daniele Bolelli ... Himself - Martial Artist
Richard Bustillo Richard Bustillo ... Himself - Martial Artist
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ... Hakim (segment of Game of Death) (archive footage)
Muhammad Ali ... Himself (archive footage)
Robert Baker Robert Baker ... Petrov (segment Fist of Fury) (archive footage)
Jon T. Benn Jon T. Benn ... Thugs Boss (segment Way of the Dragon) (archive footage)
Pierre Berton Pierre Berton ... Himself - Interviewing Bruce Lee (segment Bruce Lee - The Lost Interview) (archive footage) (as Pierre Barton)
Stephan Bonnar Stephan Bonnar ... Himself
J.J. Brine J.J. Brine ... Himself (archive footage)
Kobe Bryant ... Himself
Linda Lee Cadwell ... Herself
Gina Carano ... Herself
Robert Clouse Robert Clouse ... Himself - on set of Enter the Dragon (archive footage)
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Bruce Lee is universally recognized as the pioneer who elevated martial arts in film to an art form, and this documentary will reveal why Bruce Lee's flame burns brighter now than the day he died over three decades ago. The greatest martial artists, athletes, actors, directors, and producers in the entertainment business today will share their feelings about the one who started it all. We will interview the people whose lives, careers, and belief systems were forever altered by the legendary "Father of Martial Arts Cinema". Rarely seen archival footage and classic photos will punctuate the personal testimonials. Prepare to be inspired. Written by Anonymous

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"Water Can Flow Or It Can Crash. Be Water, My Friend." - Bruce Lee


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eu Sou Bruce Lee See more »

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Hong Kong See more »

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Dolby Digital (DVD version)

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Color | Black and White (archive footage)

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16:9 HD
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Bruce Lee: I will live the way I please and achieve inner harmony and happiness.
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One of the worst documentary's...
27 July 2012 | by purpleprinc3See all my reviews

This documentary, if one could call it that, I found to be disrespectful and a disservice to Bruce Lee. It must of been hard to juggle all those ego's in those interviews, they even asked expert Martial Artist and renowned philosopher Mickey Rourke to give his wisdom on the matter which was comical to say the least. Then they bring out embittered old man who claims to be the grandfather of MMA, small point, the first 'M' in MMA stands for 'Mixed,' doing one style is not a mixture, end of non-debate. Bruce Lee didn't start Martial Arts until he was 13, and only intensely trained later. He was far more than a mere fighter as this documentary suggests, he studied and wrote philosophy. I just found this mockumentary attempting to undermine Bruce Lee, through claims of plagiarism (even though they're his 'notes' not published works, so how they could claim plagiarism I do not know, equivalent of me being accused of plagiarism when I copy sentences and make notes in University from books I have to study.) They try to undermine he was a great fighter, their MMA fighters, if they think a real fight consists of gloves and a ring they obviously have no idea of the harsh and unfair reality of fighting. Anyhow Bruce Lee wouldn't endorse a commercialized fighting competition that offers people nothing but mindless entertainment through brutality. Please don't compare Bruce Lee to the likes of Tiger Woods and Jay Z, he has more integrity in the tip of his finger than they have in every fibre of their being.

Bruce Lee also wrote about philosophy and life, he also studied and wrote poetry, look up 'Bruce Lee poems' you'll be pleasantly surprised. The only person who spoke with grace was his courageous and wonderful wife who I can only admire for her strength of spirit. Just what we should remember Bruce Lee for, his strength of spirit, far more than a mere fighter, he had the spirit of a warrior and was a refined gentlemen, traits we should all strive for. Sorry for the long review, but I felt it needed to be said.


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