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Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993)

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A fictionalized account of the life of the martial arts superstar.

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Rob Cohen

Writers:

Robert Clouse (book), Linda Lee Cadwell (book) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Scott Lee ... Bruce Lee
Lauren Holly ... Linda Lee
Robert Wagner ... Bill Krieger
Michael Learned ... Vivian Emery
Nancy Kwan ... Gussie Yang
Kay Tong Lim Kay Tong Lim ... Philip Tan
Ric Young ... Bruce's Father
Luoyong Wang ... Yip Man
Sterling Macer Jr. ... Jerome Sprout (as Sterling Macer)
Sven-Ole Thorsen ... The Demon
Ong Soo Han Ong Soo Han ... Luke Sun
Eric Bruskotter ... Joe Henderson
Aki Aleong ... Principal Elder
Chao Li Chi ... Elder (as Chao-Li Chi)
Iain M. Parker Iain M. Parker ... Brandon Lee
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Storyline

Based on the life and career of Martial Arts superstar, Bruce Lee. Haunted by demons. Bruce was taught Martial arts at childhood. Bruce then was told by his father to flee to the United States. There, he opened up a Martial Arts school, then was chosen to be the Green Hornet's sidekick, Kato. Then, his big movie career that included "The Big Boss" and "Enter the Dragon". Fighting many enemies along the way, including his childhood demon. Written by John Wiggins

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Taglines:

The Mystery. The Life. The Love. The Legend


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for martial arts violence and sensuality | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Cantonese

Release Date:

7 May 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,019,970, 9 May 1993

Gross USA:

$35,113,743

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$63,513,743
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (online release) (edited)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The love theme that composer Randy Edleman wrote for the Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993) soundtrack (called "Bruce and Linda" on the album) has scored dozens of other movies' trailers, including Forrest Gump (1994), Cradle Will Rock (1999), and The Truman Show (1998). It became such a common choice, especially for the "dramatic montage" latter section of trailers, that when the humor website cracked.com and the comedy duo BriTANicK made a widely forwarded 2009 parody of movie trailers, they also used Edleman's music for the same purpose. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the movie Bruce spends plenty of time doing back flips and somersaults in his fight scenes, however the real Bruce Lee's fighting style was very grounded and direct, focusing more on effective hits than on fancy movements. See more »

Quotes

Bill Krieger: [after Bruce's 60 second fight] Hey, there.
Bruce Lee: Yes?
Bill Krieger: You look pretty fast out there, kid.
Jerome Sprout: No. He was too slow, and he took too long.
Bill Krieger: [to Bruce] You looked fast to me. Can you do some of that in front of a camera? You see, I am a producer.
Jerome Sprout: [not believing a word Kreiger is saying] Right, and "I'm" Marvin Gaye.
[laughs]
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Alternate Versions

The theatrical release had a different camera angle in a few scenes that different in the video or DVD releases. One of these includes when Bruce Lee (Jason Scott Lee) says "This is the first Bruce Lee Kung Fu Institute.", and punches the air. In the theatrical version the shot of him is a closeup from the front and the punch looks fast and powerful. In the video and DVD release this shot is a distance shot that shows his back and the punch seems fast, but lacking in power. See more »

Connections

References The Way of the Dragon (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

The Big Boss
(Ending Theme)
Music by Fu-Ling Wang
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User Reviews

Chock Full of Fiction; NOT the Bruce Lee Story
24 February 2002 | by peter07See all my reviews

I wonder why Lee's widow gave her okay for this flick. It WAS entertaining but had so many incorrect facts.

For example, Lee started to learn wing chun at age 13, and the child depicting Lee in the film looked more like seven or eight. Second, Lee's severe injury occurred when he was lifting weights, NOT in the fight against a Chinese fighter.

I really liked this movie until I found out about all the inaccuracies. Therefore, I must give this film two stars out of five.

I hope another biopic on Bruce comes out, this time with more facts and an actor who looks more like the Dragon..


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