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Jing wu men (Fist of Fury) (The Chinese Connection) (1972)

Jing wu men (Fist of Fury) (The Chinese Connection)




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One of the best action films starring the legendary Bruce Lee, this movie features the martial artist as Chen Chen, who returns to his former school in early 20th century Shanghai when he learns that his beloved instructor has been murdered. While probing the man's death and seeking vengeance, Chen discovers that a drug smuggling operation, a rival school, and simmering racial tensions between Chinese and Japanese locals are factors in the nefarious dealings at his alma mater and in his master's slaying. Chen's got his work cut out for him as he takes on assassins of both races, and even a towering Russian. Variously titled The Chinese Connection and The Iron Hand, Fist of Fury features stunt work by a young Jackie Chan (who served as Lee's double). The film was remade two and a half decades later as Fist of Legend (1999), with Jet Li in the role of Chen. ~ Karl Williams, Rovimore
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense
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Written By: Wei Lo
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On DVD: Jan 21, 1998

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Bruce Lee
as Chen Chen
Nora Miao
as Yan Le-erh
James Tien
as Fan Chun-hsia
Bob Baker
as Russian Boxer
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All Critics (15) | Top Critics (3)

He [Lee] is decidedly an eye-catching figure as he takes on all comers, singly or in whimpering groups, in stylized, Karate-like bouts with swift, balletic moves, baleful stares, deadly flying fists and legs and, of course, all the necessary eerie shouts.

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
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Full Review… | October 21, 2008
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Bruce Lee at his fiercest

Full Review… | November 16, 2009

Semi-speed through the "chatty" stuff if you absolutely must, but be sure not to miss any of the mayhem.

Full Review… | November 18, 2005
DVD Clinic

Good Bruce Lee movie. Watch him kick ass.

July 14, 2003

Audience Reviews for Jing wu men (Fist of Fury) (The Chinese Connection)


the choreography for the first hour of the film was pretty weak, but it improved considerably for the end of the film and the story was a cut above most kung fu movies. although more than 30 years earlier this film could be watched as a sequel to jet li's fearless. a true classic and one of bruce lee's best films.

danny d

Super Reviewer

I have to say up front, just so you know, that I've never been a strong Bruce Lee fan. The reason why I went back to watch this was because I enjoyed the Jet Li remake, FIst of Legend, so much when I saw it recently. While this one is definitely good to see, so you can say you've seen it, there is no comparison, for me, with Fist of Legend. The latter is a better scripted story, a better directed movie, and Jet Li is the better actor. As far a martial arts style goes, I think they are both equally talented, but Li has definitely emerged over time as the more talented actor.

Lanning : )

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Bruce Lee beats the crap out of evil japanese guys. Fun times.

Tsubaki Sanjuro

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