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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 character of Steve McKee was based on actor Steve McQueen who studied with Bruce Lee in the late 1960s. See more »

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

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White Male Saves The Day Again
28 September 2016 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Absolutely disrespectful piece of garbage fantasy film. The film makers have the audacity to make Bruce Lee a sideshow freak instead of the legend he should be remembered as, focusing the story on another White Male who saves Asian Woman story line at the expense of Lee. Disgusting.

Not only that, but the Bruce Lee that is depicted here is some kind of one dimensional, jealous loser who must help the White Male save his Asian girlfriend... what kind of bull**** White Male fantasy story line is this?

I feel bad for the Asian kids growing up in this generation who did not know about Bruce Lee and now have to remember him this way. Utterly disrespectful and I hope all the film makers involved in this production never work again.


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