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The Way of the Dragon (1972)

Meng long guo jiang (original title)
A man visits his relatives at their restaurant in Italy and has to help them defend against brutal gangsters harassing them.

Director:

Bruce Lee

Writer:

Bruce Lee (screenplay)
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Bruce Lee ... Tang Lung
Nora Miao ... Chen Ching Hua
Chuck Norris ... Colt
Ping-Ou Wei ... Ho (as Paul Wei Ping-Ao)
Chung-Hsin Huang ... 'Uncle' Wang (as Wang Chung Hsin)
Robert Wall ... Bob
Ing-Sik Whang Ing-Sik Whang ... Japanese Fighter
Ti Chin ... Ah Quen
Tony Liu ... Tony
Little Unicorn ... Jimmy
Malisa Longo ... Italian Beauty
Ngan Wu Ngan Wu ... Waiter
Fu Ching Chen ... Robert (as Robert Chen)
Jon T. Benn Jon T. Benn ... The Boss
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Kenny John Kenny ... Quen (voice)
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Storyline

Tang Lung arrives in Rome to help his cousins in the restaurant business. They are being pressured to sell their property to the syndicate, who will stop at nothing to get what they want. When Tang arrives he poses a new threat to the syndicate, and they are unable to defeat him. The syndicate boss hires the best Japanese and European martial artists to fight Tang, but he easily finishes them off. The American martial artist Colt is hired and has a showdown with Tang in Rome's famous Colosseum. Written by Darryl Schneider <fish2@datanet.ab.ca>

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Taglines:

The Battle of the Kung Fu Kings See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

To prepare for his directorial debut, Bruce Lee bought and read a dozen books dealing with every aspect of film-making. See more »

Goofs

In the second fight scene at the restaurant. There are 2 wooden staffs at the stairs. At first Bruce grabs the left one, the right one is standing on the right side of the cardboard. But when the man with black beard gets back with more guys it stands on the left side of the cardboard. See more »

Quotes

Tang Lung: Let him know. If I ever see him here again... HE WON'T LEAVE ALIVE!
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Alternate Versions

US version also includes track music of John Barry's score from Diamonds Are Forever. See more »

Connections

Edited into The Jon Benn Interview (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

The Airport Caper
(From "The Happening")
Performed by Frank De Vol
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User Reviews

 
DRAGON WHIPS HIS TAIL
14 February 2020 | by waynegavin1See all my reviews

The ultimate martial arts movie with whats probably the best martial arts fight ever recorded,BRUCE LEE stars in his 3rd movie and the DRAGON matures into the best martial artist the world has ever seen,TANG LUNG arrives in ROME to help his relatives run a restaurant,his lost boy nature is transformed when local criminals put their foot on his uncle at their restaurant,TANG offers the thugs outside and a martial arts display is enough to repel them,but they come back heavy handed and press their heel,the crime boss soon gets sick of TANGS ability and turns to an AMERICAN martial artist to play TANG at his own game...the result is the ultimate challenge for both fighters and takes place in the ancient ruins of the COLISEUM....BRUCE LEE needs no introduction and delivers a powerful statement.


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Details

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin | Cantonese | English | Italian

Release Date:

14 August 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Revenge of the Dragon See more »

Filming Locations:

Via Vittorio Veneto, Rome Italy See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$130,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended) | (censored)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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