History Film / TheBigBoss

14th Jun '16 6:36:22 AM StarTropes
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* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: Two of Cheng's cousins refuse a bribe and an offer to join in drug smuggling. They pay for it with their lives.



* ShirtlessScene: Cheng gets one doing the entire final fight

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* ShirtlessScene: Cheng gets one doing during the entire final fightfight.
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: Cheng demonstrates this multiple times. One of which includes an OffhandBackhand.
20th Feb '16 9:19:19 PM SolidTrig
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* NiceGuy: In contrast to the stoic badasses that Bruce Lee usually liked to play, Cheng is a pretty mellow and gentle sort. Until his RoaringRampageOfRevenge, of course.
14th Nov '15 2:34:55 AM dumplass
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* SexAsRiteOfPassage: A rather unexpected and dour play on this troupe happens in an entirely cut scene from the original release for The Big Boss, which took place between the family murder and the final fight at the Boss's compound. [[spoiler: Cheng returns to the Thai brothel he had visited earlier in the film to, ahem, "unwind" with another prostitute before he marched on with his suicide mission the Bossí mansion. Presumably, the theme was that Cheng wanted to enjoy his final pleasures and re-establish his masculinity before either dying or getting jailed for a long time.]] Of course, the audience (and censors) did not take kindly to the movie's hero doing this, and the scene got axed from all future releases.

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* SexAsRiteOfPassage: A rather unexpected and dour play on this troupe happens in an entirely cut scene from the original release for The Big Boss, which took place between the family murder and the final fight at the Boss's compound. [[spoiler: Cheng returns to the Thai brothel he had visited earlier in the film to, ahem, "unwind" with another prostitute before he marched on with his suicide mission to the Bossí mansion. Presumably, the theme was that Cheng wanted to enjoy his final pleasures and re-establish his masculinity before either dying or getting jailed for a long time.]] Of course, the audience (and censors) did not take kindly to the movie's hero doing this, and the scene got axed from all future releases.
13th Nov '15 11:56:03 PM dumplass
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* Sex as Rite-of-Passage: A rather unexpected and dour play on this troupe happened in an entirely cut scene from the original release for The Big Boss, which took place between the family murder and the final fight at the Boss's compound. [[spoiler: Cheng returns to the Thai brothel he had visited earlier in the film to, ahem, "unwind" with another prostitute before he marched on with his suicide mission the Bossí mansion. Presumably, the theme was that Cheng wanted to enjoy his final pleasures and re-establish his masculinity before either dying or getting jailed for a long time.]] Of course, the audience (and censors) did not take kindly to the movie's hero doing this, and the scene got axed from all future releases.

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* Sex as Rite-of-Passage: SexAsRiteOfPassage: A rather unexpected and dour play on this troupe happened happens in an entirely cut scene from the original release for The Big Boss, which took place between the family murder and the final fight at the Boss's compound. [[spoiler: Cheng returns to the Thai brothel he had visited earlier in the film to, ahem, "unwind" with another prostitute before he marched on with his suicide mission the Bossí mansion. Presumably, the theme was that Cheng wanted to enjoy his final pleasures and re-establish his masculinity before either dying or getting jailed for a long time.]] Of course, the audience (and censors) did not take kindly to the movie's hero doing this, and the scene got axed from all future releases.
13th Nov '15 11:49:08 PM dumplass
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* Sex as Rite-of-Passage: A rather unexpected and dour play on this troupe happened in an entirely cut scene from the original release for The Big Boss, which took place between the family murder and the final fight at the Boss's compound. [[spoiler: Cheng returns to the Thai brothel he had visited earlier in the film to, ahem, "unwind" with another prostitute before he marched on with his suicide mission the Bossí mansion. Presumably, the theme was that Cheng wanted to enjoy his final pleasures and re-establish his masculinity before either dying or getting jailed for a long time.]] Of course, the audience (and censors) did not take kindly to the movie's hero doing this, and the scene got axed from all future releases.



* ShirtlessScene: Lee gets one towards the end.

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* ShirtlessScene: Lee Cheng gets one towards doing the end.entire final fight
28th Apr '15 8:07:28 AM Morgenthaler
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After trying to make a name in Hollywood with the TV series ''Franchise/TheGreenHornet'' with mixed results, young actor and martial artist BruceLee traveled back to Hong Kong where his popularity as Kato was very high. There he met Raymond Chow and received the chance to star a film about martial arts. '''''Tang Shan Da Xiong''''', or '''''The Big Boss''''' (known in the U.S. as ''Fists of Fury'', in which case it is not to be confused with his later film ''FistOfFury''), was the final result and the movie that started Lee's career and his way to becoming a legend of celluloid.

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After trying to make a name in Hollywood with the TV series ''Franchise/TheGreenHornet'' with mixed results, young actor and martial artist BruceLee traveled back to Hong Kong where his popularity as Kato was very high. There he met Raymond Chow and received the chance to star a film about martial arts. '''''Tang Shan Da Xiong''''', or '''''The Big Boss''''' (known in the U.S. as ''Fists of Fury'', in which case it is not to be confused with his later film ''FistOfFury''), ''Film/FistOfFury''), was the final result and the movie that started Lee's career and his way to becoming a legend of celluloid.



Directed by Wei Lo (who would also discover JackieChan), ''The Big Boss'' was a breath of fresh air to martial arts films as it showed a flawed hero in a modern setting. The story (by Wei Lo and Bruce Lee) was very well developed and filled with suspense and action, and in a bold move for an action film, the main character remains almost inactive for the first half as Cheng must avoid violence due to his oath. The film not only launched Lee's career to the stratosphere; it influenced his own film-making style and the way future martial arts movies were done.

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Directed by Wei Lo (who would also discover JackieChan), Creator/JackieChan), ''The Big Boss'' was a breath of fresh air to martial arts films as it showed a flawed hero in a modern setting. The story (by Wei Lo and Bruce Lee) was very well developed and filled with suspense and action, and in a bold move for an action film, the main character remains almost inactive for the first half as Cheng must avoid violence due to his oath. The film not only launched Lee's career to the stratosphere; it influenced his own film-making style and the way future martial arts movies were done.
22nd Mar '15 12:07:21 AM SpaceHunterM
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* GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger: Observed when Cheng confronts the thugs at the factory after finally joining the fight.
17th Mar '15 9:29:36 PM SpaceHunterM
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* RageBreakingPoint: Cheng flips when his amulet is destroyed, breaking his vow metaphorically and physically.
17th Mar '15 8:24:37 PM SpaceHunterM
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* FinishingMove: After [[HoistByHisOwnPetard kicking back a knife into his chest]], Cheng stabs Hsiao Mi in the ribcage...with his fingers.
29th Nov '14 1:52:33 AM SpaceHunterM
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The Ice Factory manager just disappears from the film after Cheng visits Hsiao Mi's house. What really happened is that Tso Chen, the actor who played the manager, and the film's assistant director, had a falling out with Lo Wei supposedly.
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