Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story

Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story

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Director: Rob Cohen

Cast: Jason Scott Lee, Lauren Holly, Robert Wagner

     
 

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The brief but eventful life of actor and martial arts trailblazer Bruce Lee is portrayed in this drama, based on a biography written by his widow Linda Lee Caldwell. Lee is introduced to the study of martial arts as a child living in Hong Kong by his father (Ric Young); the father dreamed that a demonic armored dragon would take his son from him, and wanted young…  See more details below

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The brief but eventful life of actor and martial arts trailblazer Bruce Lee is portrayed in this drama, based on a biography written by his widow Linda Lee Caldwell. Lee is introduced to the study of martial arts as a child living in Hong Kong by his father (Ric Young); the father dreamed that a demonic armored dragon would take his son from him, and wanted young Bruce to be able to protect himself. Bruce continues his training as he grows to adulthood, and after the cocky teenaged Lee (Jason Scott Lee, no relation to Bruce) seriously injures a prominent British citizen while fighting a gang of troublemakers at a dance, he's sent to San Francisco. While working as a dishwasher, Bruce begins to study philosophy, and in time develops a personal martial arts discipline, Jeet Kune-Do, which blends Kung Fu fighting techniques with lessons gained from his philosophical research. Bruce decides to open a martial arts academy on the advice of his fiancée Linda (Lauren Holly); Linda and Bruce encounter resistance as a mixed-race couple, especially from Linda's mother Vivian (Michael Learned), and Bruce earns the enmity of traditional Chinese martial arts experts for his new style. But after a strong showing in several public tournaments, Bruce's fighting skill and charisma attracts the attention of TV producer Bill Krieger (Robert Wagner). Bruce is cast as Kato, the karate-trained sidekick on the series The Green Hornet, and while the show is short-lived in America, it's a huge success in Asia, leading to a series of films based around Bruce's remarkable fighting skills. Sadly, shortly before the release of the film that would make him a major screen star in the United States, Enter The Dragon, a mysterious brain disorder sends Lee into a coma that soon kills him. In a tragedy with eerie timing, Bruce Lee's real-life son Brandon Lee died shortly before this film was released, the result of an accidental shooting while completing the picture The Crow.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/20/1996
UPC:
0096898148030
Original Release:
1993
Rating:
NR
Source:
Universal Studios

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jason Scott Lee Bruce Lee
Lauren Holly Linda Lee
Robert Wagner Bill Krieger
Michael Learned Vivian Emery
Nancy Kwan Gussie Yang
Lim Kay Tong Philip Tan
Sterling Macer Jerome Sprout
Ric Young Bruce's Father
Sven Ole Thorsen The Demon
Janet Hirshenson Actor
Jane Jenkins Actor
Van Williams Green Hornet Director
Julien Collet Raoul
Marion Cotillard Mathilde
Helene Medigue Isabelle
Marie Pailhes Virginie
Jean Lescto Raoul's father
Philippe Morier-Genoud Mr Clarke
John Cheung Johnny Sun
Eric Bruskotter Joe Henderson
Mireille Franchino Report hite's woman
Aki Aleong Principal Elder
Clyde Kusatsu History Teacher
John Lacy Nunnemacher
Harry Stanback Benny Sayles
Michael Cudlitz Tad Overton
Forry Smith Green Hornet
Sean Faro Assistant Director
Paul Raci Bad Guy
Robert Garrett Kreiger's Butler
Lala Sloatman Sherry Schnell
Louis Turenne Maitre D'
Paul Mantee Doctor
Jonathan Penner Studio Executive
Calvin Bartlett Stunt Coordinator
Jan Solomita Heckler
Rob Cohen "Enter the Dragon" Director
Chao Li Chi Elder
Wang Luoyong Actor

Technical Credits
Rob Cohen Director,Screenwriter
Peter Amundson Editor
John Cheung Stunts
Raffaella de Laurentiis Producer
Randy Edelman Score Composer
David Eggby Cinematographer
Herbert W. Gains Asst. Director
Hester Hargett Associate Producer
Edward Khmara Screenwriter
Dayna Lee Set Decoration/Design
Rick Nathanson Co-producer
Popol Vuh Score Composer
John Raffo Screenwriter
Carol Ramsey Costumes/Costume Designer
James Ryder Makeup
William H. Schirmer Special Effects
Charles Wang Associate Producer
Dan York Executive Producer
Bob Ziembicki Production Designer

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Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is about one of the top ten movies of any release. It tells enough about Bruce Lee's life to make you think that you were with him during his life. He was known for his Matial Arts skills, and this movie shows them close up with astonishing acting. And the clarity used shows how well Bruce Lee acted. This movie is the only one I could understand while recovering from my nuerological surgery. Ever since it was released, I have watched it at least one hundred times a year. I give it 5.5 stars. Get it for yourself, and enjoy the life of the greatest Martial Arts athlete of our time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In my opinion this movie was an excellent and well deserved driving force for the interest in the life of Bruce Lee. A spectacular man with much technique and skill. Though this movie does not actually match up with the actual occurences in his life, I still resepect the storyline due to it exposing certain troubles Asians encountered when immigrating to America. As well with its exposure of racial diversity at that time it also logs some of the major points that did actually occur in Bruce Lee's life. This movie is a must for any martial artist, Bruce Lee fan, or History major.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago