The Way of the Dragon 猛龍過江 (1972)
Country: Hong Kong
Production company: Golden Harvest,
Concord Productions Inc.
Bruce Lee, Nora Miao, Chuck Norris, Bob Wall, Whang In Sik, Jon Benn, Wei Ping-Ao, Huang Chung-Hsin, Unicorn Chan…
- Return of the Dragon (USA)
- Die Todeskralle schlägt wieder zu (Germany)
- La Fureur du dragon (France)
- El Furor Del Dragon (Spain)
- l’urlo di chen terrorizza anche l’occidente (Italy)
- ドラゴンへの道 (Japan)
Tang Lung (Bruce Lee) is sent from Hong Kong to Rome to help his friend’s niece Chen Ching-Hua (Nora Miao) and some family friends whose restaurant is being targeted by the local Mafia. The men have been trying to force them to sign a contract handing over ownership of the restaurant to the Mafia boss (Jon Benn).
After their offers to purchase the restaurant are repeatedly turned down, the gangsters resort to intimidation. Tang fends off the local gangsters and wins Ching-Hua’s admiration, who had initially looked down on him for his innocence.
The Mafia boss takes a personal trip to the restaurant with his thugs to force Ching-Hua to sign the contract. Although they are armed with guns, Tang manages to defeat them and warns the boss that he will take firm action against him if he continues to harass his friends.
The Mafia boss takes no heed to Tang lung’s words and hires foreign martial arts champions to challenge him, leading to an iconic final showdown inside the Colosseum against the Karate fighter Colt (Chuck Norris), the best of the hired fighters.
Director: Bruce Lee
Producer: Bruce Lee, Raymond Chow
Associate Producer: Riccardo Billi
Action Director: Bruce Lee, Unicorn Chan
Script: Bruce Lee
Production Manager: Chaplin Chang, Kuang Chih-Chung
Sound Recordist: Chow Shao-Lung
Art Director: Chen Hsin
Script Supervisor: Joe Cheung Tung-Cho
Lighting: Cheng Hui-Jan
Makeup: Hsieh Tse-Ming
Props: Wong Shun-Chang, Shing Gwan-On
Cinematographer: Nishimoto Tadashi
Editor: Peter Cheung Yiu-Chung
Costume Designer: Chu Sheng-Shi
Sound Editor: Wong Ping
Assistant Director: Chik Yiu-Cheong
Composer: Joseph Koo Ka-Fai