Fists of Fury/Chinese Connection

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October 30, 2017

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Returning to Shanghai to marry his fiancée, Chen Zhen (Bruce Lee) a student of renowned martial arts teacher Huo Yuanjia, discovers his sifu has died. During the funeral, members of a local Japanese dojo show up and insult the Chinese students. The bullying continues, with Chen fighting back, but when he discovers the truth - that his teacher was poisoned on the orders of the dojo's master - he sets off on a doomed mission of revenge. Written by Matti-Man

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Bruce Lee has done the impossible... ...HE'S SURPASSED HIMSELF!!! See more »


Release Date:

22 March 1972 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Fist of Fury See more »

Box Office


$100,000 (estimated) See more on IMDbPro »

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Technical Specs


106 min | 102 min (PAL) | 99 min (initial release)

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Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1 See full technical specs »

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At the beginning of the second nunchaku fight, the nunchaku bend, revealing that it is soft rubber and not wood or metal. See more »


[At the Shanghai Park gate]
Sepoy: Hold it. What do you want?
Chen: I want pass.
Sepoy: Not allowed, I'm afraid.
[Points to a sign that says "No Dogs And Chinese Allowed." A dog walks in]
Chen: And that?
Sepoy: You're the wrong color, so beat it.
[a Japanese official walks by and stops at the gate]
Japanese official: Hey you, come here! You want to get in there? Now, now, tell you what. There's only one thing you have to do. Pretend you're a dog and I'll take you in.
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Featured in Li Xiao Long di Sheng yu si (1973) See more »


Written by György Ligeti
Performed by Das Orchester des Südwestfunks Baden-Baden
Courtesy of MGM Records
Brief excerpt, played twice, during dramatic death scenes
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