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The Chinese Connection

Argentina:108 min | UK:102 min (PAL) | USA:107 min | Hong Kong:102 min | France:95 min | West Germany:99 min (initial release)
Action | Drama | Romance | Thriller
IMDB rate:
Wei Lo
2 wins
Country: Hong Kong
Release Date: 1972-09-09
Filming Locations: Hong Kong, China
Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee
The Chinese Connection
Nora Miao
Yuan Le-erh (as Miao Ker Hsiu)
James Tien
Fan Chun-hsia
Maria Yi
Robert Baker
Fu Ching Chen
Shan Chin
Ying-Chieh Han
Feng Kwai-sher
Riki Hashimoto
Hiroshi Suzuki
Jun Katsumura
Suzuki's bodyguard
Chung-Hsin Huang
Kun Li
Hsu (as Quin Lee)
Feng Tien
Yin Chi Lee
Tony Liu
Wei Lo
Yi Feng
Yoshida (as Fung Yi)
Ping Ou Wei
Interpreter Wu
Billy Chan
Japanese fighter
Tom Chan
Hsi Chang
Wake eulogist
Chuan Chen
Ching-Ying Lam
Japanese fighter
Jackie Chan
Jing Wu student (uncredited)
Alexander Grand
Gate Guard (uncredited)
Kwok Choi Hon
Dojo student (uncredited)
Hsing Chung Hung
Dojo student (uncredited)
Jim James
Extra (uncredited)
Hidy Ochiai
Japanese fighter (uncredited)
Chien-Po Tsen
Little Unicorn
Jing Wu student (uncredited)
Ming-Tsai Wu
Dojo student (uncredited)
Corey Yuen
Japanese fighter (uncredited)
Wah Yuen
Man who mocks Chen at the gate (uncredited)
Did you know?
Bruce Lee choreographed his own fight scenes.
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To make the point that crime and violence don't pay, Bruce Lee insisted that his character must die at the end, but die with honor.
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Because of the movie's racial content and personal disagreements, Bruce Lee quit working with Lo Wei after this movie.
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At the beginning of the movie when Chen is sent to see his uncle's burial he's given a green umbrella for the rain. When outside he is using an orange umbrella.
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The "Magic Pants" goof. Bruce Lee enters the Japanese Karate school for the first time carrying the framed and glass-covered "Dung Ya Bing Fu" sign. A fight between Bruce and the entire dojo breaks out. As he whirls around fighting his waist sash loosens and his kung fu pants sag deeply, revealing about three inches of white underwear from the back. Then a sudden cut shows Bruce posing motionless having defeated the current round of Japanese attackers. His pants? Tied up around the waist, nice and snug. Now that's some kung fu!
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When Chen is wheeling his enemy's drunk servant in a rickshaw, he moves through multiple shots starting at night time. One of the shots is complete daylight. Eventually in the final shot it is night time again, making it seem like Chen had been wheeling for 24 hours to wheel this man home.
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Wu: I was being used, have pity on me! Please, sir!
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Chen: Now you listen to me. I'll only say this once. We are not sick men.
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Chen: [shouts] Why did you kill my teacher? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why?
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What are the differences between the old British VHS and the Uncensored Version?
In the time of VHS all Bruce Lee classics were only released as more or less censored versions in the UK. As one can imagine, the nunchakus used by Bruce Lee weren't popular with the censors of the BBFC and scenes with these weapons had to be completely removed from Fist of Fury. A detailed comparison between both versions with pictures can be found here.
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Photos from cast
Bruce Lee Biao Yuen