Bruce Lee

The Way of the Dragon

The Way of the Dragon

After the back-to-back triumphs of The Big Boss and Fist of Fury, Bruce Lee was given the chance to write, produce, and direct his third outing as a martial-arts superstar. He used the opportunity to add a touch of goofily entertaining comedy to the typically action-driven proceedings in The Way of the Dragon, which finds him playing a rigorously trained martial artist who travels from Hong Kong to Rome to help his cousin, whose restaurant is being threatened by a gang of thugs. Reaching new heights of physical virtuosity, Lee unleashes an astonishing display of nunchuck-swinging, fly-kicking mayhem, all culminating in one of his most breathtaking fights: an epic gladiatorial death match with Chuck Norris in the Roman Colosseum.

Film Info

  • Bruce Lee
  • Hong Kong
  • 1972
  • 99 minutes
  • Color
  • 2.35:1
  • Mandarin

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The Way of the Dragon
Cast
Bruce Lee
Tang Lung
Nora Miao
Chen Ching-hua
Chuck Norris
Colt
Jon T.
The boss
Wei Ping-ou
Ho
Huang Chung-hsin
Wang
Robert Wall
Bob
Malisa Longo
Italian beauty
Credits
Director
Bruce Lee
Written by
Bruce Lee
Produced by
Bruce Lee
Produced by
Raymond Chow
Cinematography by
Tadashi Nishimoto
Music by
Joseph Koo
Edited by
Peter Cheung Yui-Chung
Action director
Bruce Lee

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