Birth of the Dragon

Synopsis: Set against the backdrop of 1960s San Francisco, BIRTH OF THE DRAGON is a modern take on the classic movies that Bruce Lee was known for. It takes its inspiration from the epic and still controversial showdown between an up-and-coming Bruce Lee and kung fu master Wong Jack Man - a battle that gave birth to a legend.
Director(s): George Nolfi
Production: BH Tilt/WWE Studios
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Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min


Kung fu is not a game, gentlemen.

It is not a religion.

It's about who lives and who dies.

You dig?

Now, in the street,

you're not gonna have swords or Spears.

If it's a brick,

we use a brick.

If it's broken glass,

we use broken glass.

The idea is to put the other guy away fast.

That is the wing chun style.

If you master it...

You'll command respect...

Wherever you go.

Hey, what was that for?

I heard you've been gambling again.

Everybody gambles in Chinatown.

Not my students.

How much you lose this time?

Not... not much.

How much?

Couple hundred.

You gamble the way you fight, no brains.

When the chenghu town boys

come to collect,

you think they're just gonna

waltz into your punches?

Probably not.

Yeah, probably not.

All right, everybody,

get back to work.



We ran out of film, Bruce.

Again, Frankie? This is the big finish.

I know, we're using short ends.

Okay. Reload, but make it quick.


What was the last ass I kicked?

Uh, gangster number four.

Okay. Steve, Vinnie,

you guys reset.


-The rest of you...

Get back on the ground.

Hey, sifu,

I think you got me in the nuts on that one.

Well, how many times do I have to tell you?

You have to step back when I kick at you.

- Yeah, well, I'm not gonna be on camera.

- Roll's out.

It's not about you, dipshit. It's about me.


One, two...

One, two. One, two.

One, two. One, two.


I just wanted to say thank you

for letting me be in the movie.

No problem. You're a natural.

You look great getting your ass beat.

Thanks. Can I ask you a question?

How am I doing in class?

You work hard.

You're even beginning

to develop your own style.

What kind of style?

A bad one. Come, I'll show you.


It's good for the kune, what about the street?

You think you're tough?

You think you're street?

Come on, show me where your street is!

Relax, Mac. Mac. Mac?

That's what you got to overcome.

Kung fu is about discipline,

about channeling what's in here.

In here, out here.

-Now, tell me.

-Tell you what?

Where's all this anger coming from?

It's nothing. I'm just frustrated, that's all.

Hey, Mac.

Didn't mean to embarrass you in there.

It's fine. I embarrassed myself.

You know, if any one of those punches

would've connected,

you would've knocked me down.

You must've studied boxing before.


Somebody taught you how to throw a punch.

Your dad?

You could say that.

You know what I was doing in there?

Getting inside your head.

If you can psych the other guy out,

before you even throw the first punch,

you already won.

You're good at doing that.

Look, I'm your sifu,

I'm not here to tell you how to live your life.

But I can tell you this...

In a fight,

a chip on your shoulder is just extra weight.

Hands on the outside.

Looking good though, right?

Not really.

But keep at it.

Now get your stuff, get out of here.

I got to start locking up.

Vinnie, Vinnie, Vinnie, my man.

Tony yu.

Long time no see.

I saw you yesterday.

The giants lost, again.

You owe auntie blossom money.

Get off me!

You don't mess with the chengu town, Vinnie.


You boys done playing?

Clean your boys up,

go back to the north end.

Vinnie will pay you back tomorrow,

unless you want to deal

with our unfinished business

right here and right now.

- I just hope you learned your lesson.

- Damn right.

Next time I'm going with the Dodgers.

Vinnie, you're gonna

get yourself hurt one of these days.

Mckee, China get order ready. You drop off.

Mm-hmm. Sure thing, miss wei.

You still don't use chopsticks.

He's a barbarian, ma.

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