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Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993)




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Based on the autobiographical account by his widow Linda Lee Caldwell, this fascinating, action-packed biopic, recounts the colorful life of Bruce Lee, the extraordinary martial artist who was on the cusp of becoming an international star when he died of a brain ailment at age 32. Not content to only focus on the factual elements of Lee's life, the film takes a look at the inner Bruce Lee and the demon that tormented him from the day of his birth until his mysterious death. It also pays tribute to his strength and determination to overcome many barriers to succeed. The story features an octet of high-flying action sequences choreographed by noted Hong Kong fight arranger John Cheung. Jason Scott Lee who plays Bruce is no relation to him. Adding a sense of mystery and tragedy to the film was the fact that Bruce's real son Brandon Lee, died of a gunshot wound while making The Crow just before Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story was released.more
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Edward Khmara, John Raffo, Rob Cohen
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 2, 2000
MCA Universal Home Video


Jason Scott Lee
as Bruce Lee
Lauren Holly
as Linda Lee
Robert Wagner
as Bill Krieger
Michael Learned
as Vivian Emery
Nancy Kwan
as Gussie Yang
Kay Tong Lim
as Philip Tan
Ric Young
as Bruce's Father
Sterling Macer
as Jerome Sprout
John Cheung
as Johnny Sun
Han Soo Ong
as Luke Sun
Eric Bruskotter
as Joe Henderson
Aki Aleong
as Principal Elder
Marie Pailhes
as Virginie
Jean Lescto
as Raoul's father
Sam Hau
as Young Bruce
Clyde Kusatsu
as History Teacher
Mireille Franchino
as Report hite's woman
John Lacy
as Nunnemacher
Harry Stanback
as Benny Sayles
Michael Cudlitz
as Tad Overton
Forry Smith
as Green Hornet
Van Williams
as Green Hornet Directo...
Paul Raci
as Bad Guy
Sean Faro
as Assistant Director
Robert Garrett
as Kreiger's Butler
Ed Parker Jr.
as Ed Parker
Lala Sloatman
as Sherry Schnell
Louis Turenne
as Maitre D'
Lau Pak Lam
as `Big Boss' Director
Rob Cohen
as `Enter the Dragon' D...
Jonathan Penner
as Studio Executive
Calvin Bartlett
as Stunt Coordinator
Jan Solomita
as Heckler
Wang Luoyong
as Yip Man
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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | May 7, 1993
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Audience Reviews for Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story

I'm a such fan of Bruce Lee since 1973's Enter the Dragon and really interested to watch the biography of the legendary martial artist star at the first time.
Jason Scott Lee (no relation) is impressive as Bruce Lee and he successfully captures his mannerisms, attitude and even his fighting style, extremely convincingly. He trained the art of Jeet Kun Do by one of Bruce Lee's real-life students. And Lee and Lauren Holly, as Bruce's wife Linda, share a remarkable chemistry together and are certainly a credit to their subjects.
Director Rob Cohen does his best work with this film showing that he could easily direct fight scenes and able that he could balance it out with personal drama.
Check out Bruce Lee's daughter, Shannon, appeared cameo in this biography film as a singer. Originally Bruce's son, Brandon, was offered the part of his father in this, but declined and unfortunately later died before this film was completed. And I'm very pleased to see at the end of credit sending the regret of Brandon's death during the same year while this film released.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

The Biopic of Bruce Lee's life. The inspiring, strong willed man, whose mind, body, soul and strength led him to become the huge legend he is known as today.

A truly great portrayal by Jason Scott Lee as Bruce Lee in the film, who fit the role, so well physcially.

The story reveals a true insight into the prejudice surrounding the combined cultures during the era and the strength of Bruce and Linda's relationship through their time together.

A man who united people boyond traditions.

Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer

Biographical story of Bruce Lee the famous martial arts Hollywood star. In depth and great soundtrack

Alexander Wilson

Super Reviewer

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