Enter the Dragon (1973)

Country: USA | Hong Kong
Production company: Warner Bros., 
Concord Productions Inc.
Language: English

Director: Robert Clouse
Producer: Paul Heller, Fred Weintraub
Action DirectorBruce Lee

Starring:
Bruce Lee,  John Saxon, Sek Kin, Jim Kelly, AHNA CAPRI, Bob Wall, Angela Mao Ying, Betty Chung, Bolo Yeung Sze… 

ALTERNATIVE TITLES

  • Blood and Steel (Working Title)
  • 龍爭虎鬥  (Hong Kong)
  • Der Mann mit der Todeskralle (Germany)
  • Opération Dragon (France)
  • Operación Dragón (Spain)
  • 燃えよドラゴン  (Japan)

SYNOPSIS

Lee (Bruce Lee), a student at the Shaolin Temple, is approached by British intelligence to infiltrate a martial arts tournament held on Han’s Island.  Mr. Han is suspected of using the contest as a cover for drug trafficking and prostitution rackets. It is Lee’s mission to gather evidence but he also has his own personal reasons for agreeing to the mission when he discovers the truth behind his sister’s death.

Other attending Han’s tournament include Roper (John Saxon), a gambling addict that uses it as a way to escape some of the debts and the people coming to collect.  Williams (Jim Kelly) also flees to the Island after he is harassed by racist police officers.

Once they arrive on the island, the fighters are greeted with a lavish feast where they get a taste of Mr. Han’s hospitality. Lee does not waste any time and soon makes contact with an undercover operative, Mei Ling, and sneaks into Han’s compound later that night to look for evidence. He is discovered by the guards but manages to make an escape.

The next morning, Han orders the execution of the guards who failed to him. He had given the fighters strict instructions not to leave the rooms at night and later confronts Williams as being the suspected intruder.

Determined to find the evidence he needs, Lee sneaks out again the following night but this time is captured after battling with the guards. Roper is forced to fight Lee but when he refuses, Han commands that his men to kill them both. When the fight doesn’t quite go to plan, Han escapes into his hidden room of mirrors for a final confrontation.

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CAST

Bruce Lee
John Saxon
Sek Kin
Jim Kelly
Ahna Capri
Bob Wall
Bolo Yeung Sze
Angela Mao Ying
Betty Chung
Geoffrey Weeks
Roy Chiao
Hao Li-Jen
Sammo Hung
Stephen Tung Wai
Lau Wing
Yuen Wah
Peter Archer
Marlene Clark
William Keller
Frank James
Paul Heller
Steve Sander
Donnie Williams
Pat E. Johnson
Darnell Garcia
Mike Bissell
Allen Kent
Tien Mi
Kwan Yan
Wong Tin-Lam
Cham Siu-Hung
Lam Ching Ying
Mars
Ng Ming-Choi
Chung Fat
Chiu Jun
Billy Chan Wui-Ngai
Peter Chan Lung
Wilson Tong Wai-Shing
Tai Bo
King Lee King-Chu
Pan Yung-Sheng
Chan Ming-Wai
Mang Hoi
Vincent Kwok Wing-Sing
Jackie Chan
Yuen Biao
Addy Sung Gam-Loi
Robert Chan Law-Bat
Lam Wah
Yeung Wah
Chan Ling-Wai
Yuen Bun
Phillip Ko Fei
Cheung Wing-Hon
Wu Ngan
Chui Hing-Chun
Yue Tau-Wan
Chin Yuet-Sang
Cheung Chok-Chow
Niki Wane
Tadashi Yamashita

CREW

Director: Robert Clouse
Producer:
Paul Heller, Fred Weintraub, Raymond Chow
Associate Producer: Andre Morgan
Action Director:
Bruce Lee
Assistant Action Director: Lam Ching-Ying
Assistant Director:  Chaplin Chang Yin-Peng, Chik Yiu-Cheong
Script:
Michael Allin
Production Manager: Leonard Ho Koon-Cheung, Louis Sit Chi-Hung
Cinematographer: Gil Hubbs, Nishimoto Tadashi
Editors: Kurt Hirschler, George Watters, Peter Cheung Yiu-Chung
Stunt Doubles: Yuen Wah (Bruce Lee), Lam Ching-Ying (Sek Kin)
Costume Designer: Chu Sheng-Shi
Art Director: Chin Sam
Make-up: Simon Chan Kok-Hong, Gary Morris
Composer: Lalo Schifrin
Distributors: Golden Harvest, Warner Bros.