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Birth of the Dragon (2016)

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Set against the backdrop of 1960s San Francisco, BIRTH OF THE DRAGON is a modern take on the classic movies that Bruce Lee was known for. It takes its inspiration from the epic and still controversial showdown between an up-and-coming Bruce Lee and kung fu master Wong Jack Man - a battle that gave birth to a legend.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Wong Jack Man (as Xia Yu)
Wang Xi'An ...
Tai Chi Grandmaster / Wang Lian
Hai Yu ...
Shaolin Abbot (as Yu Hai)
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Wang Biao (as Wu Yue)
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Steve McKee
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Beat Poet (as Steven F. Roberts)
Riley Wood ...
Hippie Girl
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Bruce Lee (as Philip Wan-Lung Ng)
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Frankie Chen
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Janet Wei
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Winston Peng
Jingjing Qu ...
Xiulan Quan (as Qu Jingjing)
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Wai Fu
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Set against the backdrop of 1960s San Francisco, BIRTH OF THE DRAGON is a modern take on the classic movies that Bruce Lee was known for. It takes its inspiration from the epic and still controversial showdown between an up-and-coming Bruce Lee and kung fu master Wong Jack Man - a battle that gave birth to a legend.

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The Fight That Created The Legend


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Rated PG-13 for martial arts violence, language and thematic elements | See all certifications »
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25 August 2017 (USA)  »

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A Origem do Dragão  »

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$6,901,965, 28 September 2017
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Philip Ng shot to fame after starring in Kung Fu TVB drama "A Fist Within Four Walls" with his role as Lung Sing Fu. See more »

Crazy Credits

A few of the job titles in the scrolling credits such as "stunt coordinator" and "set designer" change back and forth from English to Chinese. See more »

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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Good Time/Birth of the Dragon (2017) See more »

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Hollywood racism galore.
21 September 2016 | by See all my reviews

Hollywood racism galore.

Film reduces Bruce Lee into a side character in his own story to force a white guy into the lead. Why is the main focus of the trailer on this silly white American dude? Asian males can never take the lead role. Only the side kick even in their own movie. It is disgusting. White people, would it kill you to stop inserting yourselves into everything?

And of course the white guy is dating the Asian girl. Can you stop socially engineer Asian girls to only see white guys as acceptable dating partner? Stop shoving this down our throat. A white guy kisses an Asian girl. Every movie. It's like they want to brainwash us that Asian girls belong to white men. This turns into a sickening Asian fetish in real life.


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