Return of the Dragon (The Way of the Dragon) Reviews
My favorite fight is the one in the alley behind the restaurant.
Not too bad, but I'm not sure I'm going to miss it.
Third Lee film about his trip to Italy and his decision to help his relatives defend against gangsters causing them harm. Pretty good Kung Fu film, mostly remembered for its final fight with Chuck Norris in Colosseum. Followed by ENTER THE DRAGON.
In the humorless Return of the Dragon, he portrays the lone defender of a family business besieged by a "syndicate" - I'm not sure the word syndicate has ever been used in a court of law but Hollywood is convinced they exist.
Repeatedly frustrated, the syndicate resorts to sending in their hired gun, Chuck Norris. Since the movie is a Bruce Lee movie, you can guess how that resolves. I would suppose everyone else in the syndicate is hired gun, but what distinguishes Norris is that he is imported.
One of the better Bruce Lee films, but also in the vanguard of films that helped conceive phrases such as: "like a kung fu movie without the violence" or "the acting is so bad I thought I was watching a kung fu movie.' etc.