The movie spurred just the one sequel which was made and released around five years later. They Still Call Me Bruce (1987) was not successful commercially and went straight to video in a number of territories. See more »
The hole Bruce makes in the paper wall with his samurai sword is missing in all subsequent shots. See more »
[Johnny arrives at his grandfather's deathbed just in time for the old man's last words]
I'll make you proud of me. When I grow up, I'll make lots of money.
Let me tell you, grandson. Money is not the most important thing in life. The most important thing is... broads. Broads!
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I had read the short review of this movie in "The Video Movie Guide" over and over, thinking it would be bad; but by luck, it was on T.V. one summer afternoon, so I watched it. Well, they were wrong (again).
This movie was good. It at least did its job in making me laugh like crazy at times, which is tough for anything coming down the pike these days.
Johnny Yune, a now forgotten comedian, plays Bruce, so-called because people mistake him for Bruce Lee (he looks nothing like him). Bruce gets himself involved with the Mafia, who use him and Ralph Mauro as unknowing guinea pigs to deliver "Chinese Flour", which is really cocaine, to various bosses from L.A. to N.Y. When things go sour, the late Margaux Hemmingway tries to off the heroes.
The film is very cheap-looking and dark, but there are some absolutely funny lines delivered by Yune.
When he's in Las Vegas and he's asked about gambling
Bruce: Ah Gambling! In China, I knew a woman who made her husband a millionaire through gambling. Only thing was, he used to be a billionaire.
When he's at a black church and asked to testify.
Bruce: We were so poor that when a thief broke into our house, we'd rob him!
Early in the film, his adventures at a dojo are pure slapstick, as well as a scene where Yune and Mauro are in a Texas jail, and they use the Chinese Flour to cause a jailbreak, then when the cocaine is on the clothes of the prisoners, they start sniffing at the clothes to snort the coke! Hilarious.
You won't find this on DVD, but you'll find this hidden gem somewhere in a video store. See it.
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