Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story

Synopsis: Based on the life and career of Martial Arts superstar, Bruce Lee. Haunted by demons. Bruce was taught Martial arts at childhood. Bruce then was told by his father to flee to the United States. There, he opened up a Martial Arts school, then was chosen to be the Green Hornet's sidekick, Kato. Then, his big movie career that included "The Big Boss" and "Enter the Dragon". Fighting many enemies along the way, including his childhood demon.
Director(s): Rob Cohen
Production: MCA Universal Home Video
  1 win & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
120 min

kung fu is more than

a system of fighting.

It's a system of thought.

you must outthink your opponent,

whatever form he takes...

because some of them

will be more than just men.

what else could it be, sifu?

we all have inner demons

to fight.

we call these demons fear

and hatred and anger.

If you don't conquer them,

then a life of a hundred years...

is a tragedy.

If you do,

a life of a single day...

can be a triumph.

don't worry about it.

don't worry.

excuse me, my son.

uh, six pints

of beer, mate.

- no.

- aw, come on.

oh, god, what about

that one there?

hello. mind if I take over?

go on, piss off!.

big boy!.

hey, look,

I'm fred astaire!.

she's a bit frisky, isn't she?

oh, yeah. come on, one, two.

oh, I love it when they fight back.

one, two, come on!

stay back. stay back.

back in-- hey, hey! back in line.

- what do you want?

- I want to dance with her.

this one's mine.

get one of your own.

she is one of my own.

hold it, lads.

leave him to me.

come on, try that again.

I'm gonna get you,

you little yellow bastard.

smash your face in.

try it again, huh?

hey, bob!

wanna try this?



the police were here.

they're looking for you.

- I know.

- the sailor's in hospital

with a punctured lung.

- he might die.

- he was making trouble.

he started it.

he's the nephew of the assistant

police lnspector of kowloon.

I can hide out

with my friends.

you don't have

any friends now!

the cops will be back.

I should

get out of here.

sit down.

I've thought a lot

about this...

for a very long time.

- you'll have to leave hong kong.

- for how long?


this is a joke, right?

you're joking.

listen to me, sai-fong, you'll die

in hong kong. I've seen it.

you're too superstitious,


you're a man now.


you have a right to know everything.

you had an older brother.

he died in childbirth.

the demon took him

away from us.

the firstborn man-child

is very valuable.

so when you were born,

I name you sai-fong, a girl's name.

we dress you in dresses so the demon

wouldn't know I had another son.

I made you speak english,

all so we could fool him.

but now he knows.

and he's coming for you.

you must leave tonight.

where, papa?

where can I go?

you love american movies.

you love american cars.

- you go to america.

- america?

I was in america on tour

with the canton opera company in 1940.

san francisco.

doing the drunken princess.

november 27th,

you were born.

that morning I got you

and three good reviews.

I was very proud.

come here. come here.


is your birth


"bruce lee."

- It sounded very american.

- It sure does.

you were born there.

show this to the immigration man.

they have to let you in.

you need money

to go to america.

It's yours.

I saved it for you...

for a day like today.

I don't know

what to say.

say you'll do better.

tell me you'll make

a big noise in america...

so I can hear it

over here.


- do you speak english?

- yeah.

I'm practicing my english.

going to america.

I've always wanted

to go to america.

james dean.

french fries. the sky's the limit,

that's what they say.

not a chinaman's chance.

they say that too.

- you ever hear that?

- no.

you know, the chinese,

we built the railroads there.

the americans, the gwailo,

would lower chinamens...

over the cliff in baskets

to set the dynamite.

get pulled up too slow,


rope break.

bye-bye. bye-bye.


americans say,

"not a chinaman's chance"...

and round-eyed gwailo

would laugh.

we're not human to them.

- how do you know?

- I'm a history teacher.

things are different now.

It's today.

- sure, sure. maybe.

- I'm different.

sure. sure.

I am. you'll see.

order, please. one pork lo mein,

one kung pao chicken.

hey. hey.


my name is april.

- bruce.

- I know.

hey, lee! clean up!

hey, lee! clean up!

- lee, clean it up.

- yes, miss yang.

mr. ho, you're here to cook,

not to make trouble.

go! fight!


go, fight, win!

hit it! whoo!

michael! come on! yeah!

you know what margaret mead--

go! fight! win!

go, fight, win!

hit it!

"'and I have made

a mistake,' robert jor--

robert jor-- jordan

thought to himself.

'l have told

the spaniards...

we could do

something better..."'

better-err. better.

"'than they can."'

one order peking duck.


you son of a b*tch!

you grab my girl!

give me a knife! aah!

get the son of a b*tch!

kill him! kill him!

get back inside, all of you!

come on! come on!

sit down.

two weeks pay.

two weeks severance.

- what's this?

- all-purpose loan.

you got a lot of money, lee.

what you gonna do?

- I guess I'd better--

- I tell you what to do.

take april on the town.

buy her nice clothes.

check into big hotel.

have lots of sex.

have food brought up

to you in bed.

drink champagne

and whiskey.

now money all gone.

april be gone, too,

like money.

you come back to me.

I put you in kitchen,

wash dishes to pay back loan.

by that time you're no longer young,

you're no longer handsome.

you're nothing

but a... dishwasher.

that one choice.

there are others.

like what?

they say education

is good. hmm.

I've heard that.

me, personally...

I hope you go

with april.

I can always use

a good...


- time's up. come on, man.

- I'm not... finished yet.

yeah, you are.

we work out at 3:00.

see that clock?

It's 3:
00. come on.

- where does it say that

in the rule book?

- ooh. the rule book.

you been readin' the wrong rule books.

read the ones in english.

- what's that mean?

- see? that's what I mean.

your kind

don't understand english.

- my kind?

- yeah.

gooks, chinks. you guys

killed my dad in korea.

- you think I'm happy

to see you in my gym?

- don't touch me.

- or what? huh?

- or I'll touch you back.

come on, touch me, dink.

come on.

- come on, touch me, chink. come on.

- hit him, joe.

quit looking at him

and touch me, chink.

come on, man.

he's scared of you, man.

he's scared.

- mr. henderson, we so sorry.

- are you coming?

I have to finish

my workout.

might as well finish

on you.

- finish him, joe.

- okay, chink, let's go.

ken, andy,

get off the mat!

- go on, man,

I'm gonna kill this guy.

- you can take him, joe.


what is this? what are you gonna do,

stink me to death?

come on! come on.

wait. wait.

so sorry.

oh! what is this,

a fight or a striptease?

come on! come on!

- okay, I ready.

- yeah?

aah! very good

shadow boxing!

you... aaaah!

- chinks can jump real high, huh?

- come on, joe!

come on.

come on, show him what for, joe.


- get up, joe!

- I'll kill you, you bastard!

I'm no bastard. I'm bruce lee!

sorry about your father.

that was koreans.

I'm an american.

- you sure showed him, henderson!

- yeah, way to go, joe.


ease up, ease up.

we come in peace.

I'm benny sayles

and this is tad overton.

we just wanna ask you

a question.

that jujitsu stuff.

can you teach us?

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