The very entertaining true life story of the martial arts sensation whose meteoric rise to fame ended suddenly with his untimely, mysterious death.
Nancy Kwan - Actress/1960s-1970s
Raffaella De Laurentiis
Michael Learned - American Actress, THE WALTONS
Lauren Holly - Film/TV actress
Rob Cohen - Prod./Director/Screenwriter
Kay Tong Lim
Bruce Lee - Marial artist, actor
Jason Scott Lee - American actor, THE JUNGLE BOOK
Robert Wagner - American actor, HART TO HART, AUSTIN POWERS
Buzz Feitshans IV - Director of Photography, 2nd Unit DOP, Camera Operator
Buzz Feitshans - Director of Photography, 2nd Unit DOP, Camera Operator
A biographical film of the adored movie star and martial arts idol, Bruce Lee. The story follows Lee from his childhood in Hong Kong, where he began training in martial arts, to his arrival in the United States, where he tried to build an acting career despite the prevalent racism. Upon his return to his homeland, he gradually became famous, thanks to a series of kung fu films. But despite his success, he never stopped battling a family "demon," who allegedly killed Bruce's brother and whose presence continually haunted Bruce. In 1970, Lee died under mysterious circumstances.
Bruce Lee was born November 27, 1940 and died July 20, 1973. Film is dedicated to the memory of his son Brandon Bruce Lee, born February 1, 1965 and died while on the set of a film March 31, 1993. Jerry Poteet was the Jeet Kune Do trainer and technical advisor. Color by DeLuxe and Fujicolor. Shot in California and Hong Kong in Panavision. Additional cast: Kay Tong Lim (Philip Tan), Sterling Macer (Jerome Sprout), Sven-Ole Thorsen (The Demon), Luoyong Wang (Yip), Eric Bruskotter (Joe Henderson), and Sam Hau (Young Bruce). Titles and opticals by Pacific Title, title design by Dan Perri. "California Dreamin'" published by Honest John Music, 1965. "Runaway" published by Vickie Music, Inc. and McLaughlin Publishing, 1961. The MCA/Universal laserdisc #41926 was the first title in the company's "Signature Collection." It features an audio introduction from Lee's widow, audio commentary by director Rob Cohen, storyboards and theatrical trailers. Video was originally priced at $94.98. Rated BBFC 15 by the British Board of Film Classification. Copyright 1993 Universal City Studios, Inc.
"...Enjoyably hokey....Acted with ease and humor..." - 05/07/1993 New York Times, p.C21
"...An entertaining whole...The result provides extremely touching and haunting material..." - 05/03/1993 Variety
"...Flying through the air, defying gravity and logic in his martial arts moves, both Lees use film to give them power over time and space....It's fun to watch..." - 05/07/1993 Chicago Sun-Times, p.43