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Legacy of Rage (1989)





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The first film role of the late Brandon Lee, this Hong Kong thriller is the story of Brandon (Lee), a hard-working young man who has an unfortunate friendship with Michael (Michael Wong), a gangster who has his eye on Brandon's girlfriend May (Regina Kent). Michael frames Brandon for the murder of one of his rivals, and Brandon is imprisoned. Many years later, Brandon's reunion with May and their son is cut short when Michael kidnaps the mother and child. Brandon must rescue his family and exact revenge on Michael. Although Lee had yet to reach the level of acting demonstrated in The Crow and Rapid Fire, this 1986 film provides a better showcase for his martial arts abilities than his later American films; each film would progressively de-emphasize his skills.


Brandon Lee
as Brandon Ma
Michael Wong
as Michael Wan
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Brandon Lee shared many things in juxtaposition to his iconic father both in life and in death but in terms of screen presence was markedly different and what they had in common aesthetically was disappointingly only superficial. "Legacy of Rage," Brandon Lee's sole Hong Kong offering, neither breaks new ground nor does it conjure up his late father's nationalistic spirit or even reach the heights of schlock art a la "Enter the Dragon" (1973). As unfair as it is for audiences to anticipate something that could never be duplicated (in this lifetime or the next) it is reasonable that they expected more than just a descent B action picture in which the son of Bruce Lee, who was trained by his father from birth, performs little martial arts and when he does it's only with the bravado of the average B martial artist star. Casual fans of action cinema probably won't mind; "Legacy of Rage" is fairly painless to sit through, but those in search of something in terms of a family legacy will likely leave feeling underwhelmed.

Adam Laidig
Adam Laidig

Fun, if slightly "over the top" Hong Kong action flick. Probably Brandon Lee's 2nd best movie next to THE CROW.

Tim Metz
Tim Metz

Pretty Cool...Saw this when I was a kid ^_^

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