Lo Wei

Fist of Fury

Fist of Fury

Bruce Lee is at his most awe-inspiringly ferocious in this blistering follow-up to his star-making performance in The Big Boss, which turned out to be an even greater success than its predecessor. Set in 1910s Shanghai, Fist of Fury casts Lee as a martial-arts student who, after his revered master is murdered by a rival dojo of Japanese imperialists, sets out to defend the honor of both his school and the Chinese people, with his fatal fists as his weapon of choice. Elevating Lee to a hero of near folkloric proportions, this historical revenge fantasy blends its stunning action set pieces with a strong anticolonialist statement and a potent dose of the fierce cultural pride that the actor embodied.

Film Info

  • Lo Wei
  • Hong Kong
  • 1972
  • 107 minutes
  • Color
  • 2.35:1
  • Mandarin

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Fist of Fury
Cast
Bruce Lee
Chen Zhen
Nora Miao
Yuan Le-erh
James Tien
Fan
Robert Baker
Petrov
Riki Hashimoto
Suzuki
Maria Yi
Yen
Jun Katsumura
Suzuki’s bodyguard
Credits
Director
Lo Wei
Produced by
Raymond Chow
Written by
Lo Wei
Cinematography by
Chen Ching-chu
Music by
Joseph Koo
Edited by
Peter Cheung
Action director
Han Ying-chieh
Action director (uncredited)
Bruce Lee

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