Lo Wei

The Big Boss

The Big Boss

Enter a legend. Bruce Lee’s return to the Hong Kong film industry after a decade in America proved to be his big breakthrough, launching him to superstardom and setting a new standard for kung-fu heroics. In The Big Boss, he commands the screen with his gravitas and explosive physicality in the role of a Chinese immigrant working at a Thai ice factory and sworn to an oath of nonviolence. When he discovers that the factory’s ruthless higher-ups are running a secret heroin ring and offing their own workers, his commitment to pacifism is put to the test. With his undeniable charisma and fluid, lightning-fast martial-arts style, Lee is a revelation, streaking across the screen with a speed and power the likes of which had never been seen before.

Film Info

  • Hong Kong
  • 1971
  • 100 minutes
  • Color
  • 2.35:1
  • Mandarin

Available In

Collector's Set

Bruce Lee: His Greatest Hits

Bruce Lee: His Greatest Hits

Blu-ray Box Set

7 Discs


The Big Boss
Bruce Lee
Cheng Chao-an
Maria Yi
Chow Mei
James Tien
Hsiu Chien
Lee Kwan
Ah Kun
Han Ying-chieh
Hsiao Chiun
Tony Liu
Lo Wei
Produced by
Raymond Chow
Written by
Lo Wei
Cinematography by
Chen Ching-chu
Music by
Wang Fu-ling
Edited by
Sung Ming
Action director
Han Ying-chieh


Water and Vessel: The Kung-Fu Movies of Bruce Lee
Water and Vessel: The Kung-Fu Movies of Bruce Lee

With his grace, power, and purpose, the martial artist turned himself into a global pop-culture icon, showing audiences what it takes to advance through the everyday labor of life.

By Jeff Chang