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Birth of the Dragon (2016)

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Set against the backdrop of 1960s San Francisco, BIRTH OF THE DRAGON is a modern take on the classic movies that Bruce Lee was known for. It takes its inspiration from the epic and still controversial showdown between an up-and-coming Bruce Lee and kung fu master Wong Jack Man - a battle that gave birth to a legend.

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Wong Jack Man (as Xia Yu)
Wang Xi'An ...
Tai Chi Grandmaster / Wang Lian
Hai Yu ...
Shaolin Abbot (as Yu Hai)
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Wang Biao (as Wu Yue)
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Steve McKee
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Beat Poet (as Steven F. Roberts)
Riley Wood ...
Hippie Girl
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Bruce Lee (as Philip Wan-Lung Ng)
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Vinnie Wei
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Frankie Chen
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Tony Yu
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Janet Wei
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Winston Peng
Jingjing Qu ...
Xiulan Quan (as Qu Jingjing)
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Wai Fu
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Set against the backdrop of 1960s San Francisco, BIRTH OF THE DRAGON is a modern take on the classic movies that Bruce Lee was known for. It takes its inspiration from the epic and still controversial showdown between an up-and-coming Bruce Lee and kung fu master Wong Jack Man - a battle that gave birth to a legend.

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The Fight That Created The Legend


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Rated PG-13 for martial arts violence, language and thematic elements | See all certifications »
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25 August 2017 (USA)  »

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A Origem do Dragão  »

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The original cut of the movie was so poorly received by audiences that the film had to be extensively re-edited in a desperate attempt to please fans by removing many scenes of Billy Magnussen as Steve McKee, and focusing more on Philip Ng as Bruce Lee. See more »

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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Good Time/Birth of the Dragon (2017) See more »

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this film seriously offends me
18 September 2016 | by (Toronto) – See all my reviews

I wanted to throw my popcorn at the screen!! This is cash grab garbage, crock of s***. The director has turned Bruce Lee into a caricature. This is spitting on the memory of Bruce Lee. As a loyal fan of Bruce Lee and as an Asian, this film seriously offends me. ENOUGH! We in the Asian communities will make sure this film earns ZERO dollars. The script is shockingly dull and absurd, the fight scenes aren't exceptional, the stunt guy who plays Bruce Lee captures zero essence of Bruce Lee, his acting pure ham. The director should go back to writing to spare us further torture. ******** BIRTH OF A DRAGON is NOT sanctioned by the Lee family ******** http://www.yomyomf.com/your-1st-look-at-birth-of-a-dragon/


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