History Film / EnterTheDragon

19th Mar '17 3:05:12 PM StarTropes
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-->It is like a finger, pointing away to the moon... Don't concentrate on the finger or you will miss '''all that heavenly glory'''.

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-->It -->"It is like a finger, pointing away to the moon... moon...''(DopeSlap)'' Don't concentrate on the finger or you will miss '''all that heavenly glory'''."


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* HitMeDammit: Lee teaching a younger student to kick with feeling.
13th Mar '17 7:09:47 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* ActionPrologue: Before the opening credits even begins, Creator/BruceLee fights and beats Creator/SammoHung in a nonlethal kung fu match at a Shaolin Temple in Hong Kong.



* AgonyOfTheFeet: Williams throws a kick at Han, who blocks it with his metal prosthetic hand. Williams clutches his foot in pain.



* AndStarring: "Introducing Jim Kelly as Williams."
* AntiClimax: The fight with O'Hara. Up to that point, O'Hara was built up as some sort of ImplacableMan who had CharlesAtlasSuperpower level strength and endurance (also, he was responsible for the death of Lee's sister) but Lee took him down with just a couple of kicks.
* ArchEnemy: Mr. Han to Lee.



* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: [[spoiler:Lee's sister Su Lin stabs herself with a piece of broken glass when she is cornered by O'Hara and his henchmen]]

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* BeneathTheMask: In reference to Han, the villain, whose martial-arts tournament is a front for a really nasty operation: "You must remember... the enemy has only images and illusions, behind which he hides his true motives. Destroy the image, and you will break the enemy."
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: [[spoiler:Lee's sister Su Lin stabs herself with a piece of broken glass when she is cornered by O'Hara and his henchmen]]henchmen]].
* BigBad: Han.



* BlackIsBiggerInBed: Subverted. Williams is among the martial arts contestants offered some feminine "company" for the evening from Han's PaidHarem. He picks out four of them, and then apologizes to the rest of the girls that, um, he's "a little tired" this evening.
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: Han uses a Katara like weapon against Lee.



* CatsHaveNineLives: Han challenges Mr. Roper, one of the competitors in the tournament, to pull the cord on a guillotine with a cat's neck in said guillotine. Instead, Roper picks the cat up and says, "Now you've got eight left."



* ChekovsGun: In one scene, Roper is taken through a medieval torture museum room by Mr. Han, which includes a glass display case with several replacement weapon-hands. One of them, a metal claw, is used during the big fight with Lee in the end. In addition, during the big fight (which takes place in said museum room, acting as another Chekhov's Gun), Mr. Han tries throwing a spear at Lee, which goes through a wall and into the HallOfMirrors beyond. The climax of the movie involves Lee kicking Han right into the spear and Impaling Him With Extreme Prejudice. In fact, the advice that Bruce takes about "smashing the image" in order to defeat Han was itself a ChekhovsGun given by Bruce's master near the very beginning of the film.



* CripplingOverspecialization:
-->'''Shaolin Abbot:''' What is the highest technique you hope to achieve?
-->'''Lee:''' To have no technique.



* DeathByCameo: Creator/JackieChan was a stunt coordinator for the film before he became famous; he appears in two scenes in his second appearance where he has a short fight with Creator/BruceLee before his neck is snapped.



* DefeatMeansFriendship: On the set, a martial artist extra continually challenged Creator/BruceLee to a sparring match. Bruce accepted, kicked the crap out of the guy as expected, and the extra quickly became his student.



* TheDragon: Bolo for Mr. Han. Oddly, killing Bolo falls to Roper the con man, rather than Lee TheHero (who goes straight for Han as soon as Bolo is defeated, and who is ''The Dragon'' but not TheDragon).
* DramaPreservingHandicap: No one, not even Han, can reasonably match Lee in a fight. So he not only uses claws built into his prosthetic hands, he traps Lee in the famous HallOfMirrors to balance out the odds.



* DuelToTheDeath: Several - Lee vs. O'Hara, Williams vs. Han, Roper vs. Bolo and Lee vs. Han.
* EnterEponymous
* EpicMovie



* FinalBattle: This is how we identify the film as being made in China. Han's mooks are in white, while the freed prisoners are in black robes.
* FinishingStomp: Lee finishes off O'Hara with a leaping, two foot stomp.
* FiveBadBand:
** BigBad: Han.
** TheDragon: O'Hara.
** TheBrute: Bolo.
** DarkChick: Han's daughters.



* FreudianTrio:
** Ego: Roper.
** Id: Williams.
** Superego: Lee.



* AGlassInTheHand: After being defeated by taking that large kick by Lee, Oharra grabs a bottle and shatters it, intending to use it on Lee. Unfortunately for Oharra, this wasn't enough to prevent his death by being crushed underfoot by Lee.



* GrievousBottleyHarm: Oharra is getting destroyed by Lee, and in frustration grabs a bottle from an on-looker and smashes it. In the scene where he actually breaks it, he ends up with a very tiny stem of the bottle in his hand, with very small jagged edges to act as a weapon. In the next scene cut, he is threatening Lee with a more visually appropriately broken bottle. Of course, it still doesn't do him any good...



* HustlingTheMark: Roper and Williams pull this trick in a tournament fight.



* InertialImpalement: Mr. Han meets his end when Lee kicks him right into a spear sticking out of a wall, a spear that Han threw at Lee to try to kill him in the adjoining chamber earlier on in the fight.
* IntimidationDemonstration: Oharra breaks a board with his fist in intimidating fashion. Lee is not impressed.
-->Boards don't hit back.



* ManBitesMan: Roper bites down while in a leg lock, forcing his opponent Bolo to let go.
* MartialArtsUniform: Almost every martial artist on the Han's island wears a Gi, and they did so for pretty much the whole movie. Except Lee, who insists on wearing his Chinese-style clothes instead of a Gi.



* NeckSnap: Quite a few people are killed this way, including one character (Creator/JackieChan in his cameo appearance) getting his neck snapped by Lee during a battle.



* OpiumDen: [[spoiler:Williams meets his end in one of these at the hands of Mr. Han]].



* PreAssKickingOneLiner: "You have offended my family, and you have offended the Shaolin Temple."



* RightHandCat: Han, trying to recruit Roper into joining his organization, carries a fluffy white cat. To test Roper's resolve, Han sets the cat down in the business area of a guillotine and offers to let Roper pull the chain. Roper declines.



* SoulBrotha: Williams is a skilled and afroed martial artist that is "too busy looking good" to have time for losing.

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* SoftGlass: During the filming, Bruce Lee got quite badly lacerated during a take of his fight with O'Hara, as the glass bottles Robert Wall smashed to make his ersatz daggers were quite real.
* SoulBrotha: Williams is a skilled and afroed martial artist that is "too busy looking good" to have time for losing. losing.
* StatingTheSimpleSolution: Lee brings this very point up to Braithewaite, only for a hasty explanation that Hand would never allow a gun to ever be brought to his home. Lee visibly rolls his eyes at this. This is because even though Bruce Lee was a martial arts master without equal at the time, he had absolutely no illusions on the firearms vs. martial arts debate and, playing a (sort of) secret agent in this movie, very much wanted to use one. But the producers nixed this idea, much to Bruce's annoyance.
* StormingTheCastle: The climax plays with this trope slightly by having the force that attacks the villain's base be released prisoners kept on that base.



* AThreesomeIsHot: The hostess of the island brings an assortment of girls around for each of the fighters to choose a companion for the night. Williams chooses four, and then apologizes to the rest for snubbing them because he's a little tired.



* WhatTheFuAreYouDoing: A {{Mook}} who has been given little training trying to use nunchucks while he thinks no one can see. His obvious mistakes give away his inexperience to Lee, who proceeds to demonstrate how it's done. This may not be shown on the edit/cut/version you're watching, though.



* WorfEffect: Williams takes down two cops, the bully from the boat, and a gang of {{mooks}} in order to show he is a badass...then he goes up against Han.

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* WorfEffect: TheWorfEffect: Williams takes down two cops, the bully from the boat, and a gang of {{mooks}} in order to show he is a badass...then he goes up against Han.
25th Feb '17 4:33:08 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* GenreRefugee: Williams is a {{Blaxploitation}} character in a martial-arts film.
19th Feb '17 9:52:42 AM StarTropes
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* FightingWithChucks: As only Bruce Lee can.
8th Feb '17 4:43:08 AM StarTropes
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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Han [[spoiler:throws a spear at]] Lee, which [[spoiler:goes straight through a wall and stays there]]. During the fight, Lee [[spoiler:kicks Han into the spear and kills him.]]

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Han [[spoiler:throws a spear at]] Lee, which [[spoiler:goes straight through a wall and stays there]]. During the fight, Lee [[spoiler:kicks [[spoiler:[[InertialImpalement kicks Han into the spear spear]] and kills him.]]
4th Feb '17 3:54:21 PM StarTropes
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* MultiMookMelee: Bruce Lee vs. fifty mooks. Guess who wins.
19th Dec '16 5:53:54 PM ANTMuddle
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* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Williams, in conjunction with the SacrificialLion situation.
2nd Dec '16 12:27:41 PM Silverblade2
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->''"[[DontThinkFeel Don't think. Feel.]]"''

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->''"[[DontThinkFeel Don't ->''"Don't think. Feel.]]"''
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22nd Nov '16 5:19:14 AM StarTropes
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* PacifistDojo: The Shaolin Temple. Han was a student, but perverted the arts for evil.
10th Nov '16 12:46:46 PM Morgenthaler
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* WorfEffect: Williams takes down two cops, the bully from the boat, and a gang of {{mooks}} in order to show he is a BadAss...then he goes up against Han.

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* WorfEffect: Williams takes down two cops, the bully from the boat, and a gang of {{mooks}} in order to show he is a BadAss...badass...then he goes up against Han.
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