History Film / WayOfTheDragon

13th Mar '17 4:02:07 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* RecycledSoundtrack:
** Part of the soundtrack is taken from Music/EnnioMorricone's score for ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest'', particularly during the Colosseum scenes.
** Additionally, a snipped of Music/JohnBarry's score for ''Film/DiamondsAreForever'' was used in the scene where [[spoiler:Uncle Wang, showing his true colors, wickedly stabs Tony and Jimmy in their backs with a knife]].
13th Mar '17 3:56:56 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* AllThereInTheManual: The american champions, played by Chuck Norris, is named Colt in the credits.

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* AllThereInTheManual: The american champions, American champion, played by Chuck Norris, is named Colt in the credits.



* BringingInTheExpert: The Mafia hire Colt in order to get rid of Tang Lung after their men have failed to make him leave Rome.
* CallingYourAttacks: "Movement number four: dragon seeks path".



* CarpetOfVirility: Chuck Norris proudly displays one during the climactic fight with Bruce Lee. It becomes a liability for him, though, as Bruce is able to grab onto it as a combat move.



* DinnerOrderFlub: Bruce Lee's character goes into a restaurant in Italy and accidentally orders every soup on the menu [[CrowningMomentOfFunny (which later makes him have to pee a lot)]].

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* DinnerOrderFlub: Bruce Lee's character Tang Lung goes into a restaurant in Italy and accidentally orders every soup on the menu [[CrowningMomentOfFunny (which later makes him have to pee a lot)]].



* DuelToTheDeath: Tang Lung vs. Colt.
* EqualOpportunityEvil: The crime boss has an effete, Chinese lackey and thugs that are both white and black who scare away the customers and beat up the staff. After Bruce deals with these guys, the crime boss flies in an American to kill Tang Lung.



* HairContrastDuo: Creator/BruceLee had black hair, while Creator/ChuckNorris has brown hair.



* KnuckleCracking: During their fight, Tang Lung and Colt step up to each other take off their shirts and then turn around to warm up. Norris only does some knuckle cracking before starting on some karate moves but Lee goes on to crack his entire upper body and show off his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbIwQMBeC2c muscular definition.]]
* LanguageBarrier: While at an airport restaurant, Tang Lung is unable to read the menu and the waitress can't understand him so Bruce just points to several items on the menu. He ends up getting several bowls of soup which get devoured quickly.



* OffhandBackhand: Tang Lung does it multiple times, with nunchaku and a short staff.



* ShirtlessScene: Lung flexes his muscles out on a balcony. Later, he and Norris [[BattleStrip take their shirts off before engaging in their fight]].

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* ShirtlessScene: Lung flexes his muscles out on a balcony. Later, he and Norris Colt [[BattleStrip take their shirts off before engaging in their fight]].fight]].
* SissyVillain: Mr. Ho is quite effeminate, especially when he feels Tang Lung's stomach and says, "Ohhhh, what rippling muscles!"



* TranslationMatchmaking: It had its name changed to ''Return of the Dragon'' in the US to make it seem like a sequel to ''[[Film/EnterTheDragon Enter the Dragon]]'' (which was actually made after this film but released in the US prior to it) in order to [[MarketBasedTitle capitalize on that film's success]].

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* TranslationMatchmaking: It had its name changed to ''Return of the Dragon'' in the US to make it seem like a sequel to ''[[Film/EnterTheDragon Enter the Dragon]]'' ''Film/EnterTheDragon'' (which was actually made after this film but released in the US prior to it) in order to [[MarketBasedTitle capitalize on that film's success]].


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* YouHaveFailedMe: The Mafia Don gets so fed up with Mr. Ho's failures that he just shoots him dead.
10th Mar '17 1:23:49 PM ANTMuddle
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* DarkIsNotEvil / LightIsNotGood: In the climactic fight scene, Tang Lung wears black clothes while Colt is clad in white.

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* DarkIsNotEvil / LightIsNotGood: In the climactic fight scene, Tang Lung wears black clothes while Colt is clad in white. Also ties in with the GoodColorsEvilColors convention.
26th Feb '17 3:30:11 PM Xtifr
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'''''Way of the Dragon''''' (traditional Chinese: '''''猛龍過江'''''; literally, "The Fierce Dragon Crosses the River"; also known as ''Return of the Dragon'' in the United States) is the third film to feature Creator/BruceLee.

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'''''Way ''Way of the Dragon''''' Dragon'' (traditional Chinese: '''''猛龍過江'''''; ''猛龍過江''; literally, "The Fierce Dragon Crosses the River"; also known as ''Return of the Dragon'' in the United States) is the third film to feature Creator/BruceLee.
13th Nov '16 6:32:26 AM rafi
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* CoolVersusAwesome: Bruce Lee versus Chuck Norris. [[spoiler: Lee wins.]]
13th Nov '16 6:31:06 AM rafi
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* BattleStrip: Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris prepare for their big fight by taking off their shirts.

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* AllThereInTheManual: The american champions, played by Chuck Norris, is named Colt in the credits.
* BattleStrip: Bruce Lee Tang Lung and Chuck Norris Colt prepare for their big fight by taking off their shirts.



* CampGay: The Mafia boss' Asian flunky.
* CoolVersusAwesome: Bruce Lee versus Chuck Norris. [[spoiler:Lee wins.]]

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* CampGay: The Mafia boss' Asian flunky.
flunky that is really effeminate.
* CoolVersusAwesome: Bruce Lee versus Chuck Norris. [[spoiler:Lee [[spoiler: Lee wins.]]



* DarkIsNotEvil; LightIsNotGood: In the climactic fight scene, Bruce Lee wears black clothes while Chuck Norris is clad in white.

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* DarkIsNotEvil; DarkIsNotEvil / LightIsNotGood: In the climactic fight scene, Bruce Lee Tang Lung wears black clothes while Chuck Norris Colt is clad in white.



* DontMakeMeDestroyYou: Tang Lung radiates this vibe at Creator/ChuckNorris during the final moments of thier fight. [[HonorBeforeReason Chuck doesn't listen.]]
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Uncle Wang.]]
* FingerWag: Lung does it to some gangsters and follows it up with a ''very'' intimidating clinched fist, [[KnuckleCracking complete with cracking knuckles]].
** In the final fight, Chuck Norris gives one to Lee, after knocking Lee down for pulling on his chest hairs.

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* DontMakeMeDestroyYou: Tang Lung radiates this vibe at Creator/ChuckNorris Colt during the final moments of thier fight. [[HonorBeforeReason Chuck doesn't listen.]]
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Uncle Wang.Wang that betrays and kills two of the staff, as he wants to sell the restaurant to the mafia boss and return to Hong Kong.]]
* FingerWag: FingerWag:
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Lung does it to some gangsters and follows it up with a ''very'' intimidating clinched fist, [[KnuckleCracking complete with cracking knuckles]].
** In the final fight, Chuck Norris Colt gives one to Lee, Tang Lung, after knocking Lee Lung down for pulling on his chest hairs.



* LetsFightLikeGentlemen: Bruce and Chuck take a few moments to stretch out and warm up before going at it.
** Also, if one opponent is knocked down, the other stands back and lets him get up before re-engaging.
*** Tactically, this is excusable. Certain fighting styles purposely use sitting as a defensive tactic, since most techniques force an attacker to overextend to reach them, making them more vulnerable.

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* LetsFightLikeGentlemen: Bruce Tang Lung and Chuck Colt take a few moments to stretch out and warm up before going at it.
** Also, if one opponent is knocked down, the other stands back and lets him get up before re-engaging.
*** Tactically, this is excusable. Certain
re-engaging. Justfied because Ccertain fighting styles purposely use sitting as a defensive tactic, since most techniques force an attacker to overextend to reach them, making them more vulnerable.



* WorthyOpponent, After [[spoiler:defeating Chuck Norris, he drapes his gi top over him as a sign of respect]].

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* WorthyOpponent, After [[spoiler:defeating Chuck Norris, he Colt, Lung drapes his gi top over him as a sign of respect]].
8th Nov '16 6:17:27 PM nombretomado
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Tang Lung (Lee) is sent from Hong Kong to Rome to help his friend's niece Chen Ching Hua. She and family friends operate a Chinese restaurant which the local mafia wants to own. In order to force them to sell, the mafia has been trying to bankrupt them by having [[{{Mook}} mooks]] frighten away any prospective customers. [[PoliceAreUseless They then scarper before the police arrive]]. Lung is a FishOutOfWater; speaking no English or Italian. This leads to some humorous moments prior to him engaging the mob; such as ordering five bowls of soup at an airport cafe and mistaking a prostitute's advances for mere friendly gestures (this is probably the most humorous of Bruce Lee's films, possessing an almost JackieChan-like feel during its first quarter or so). Chen, initially, is irritated by his cultural incompetence and doesn't trust him, though later she does. Anyways... after Lung and the restaurant staff beat up the first batch of mooks, the mob boss pays a visit with a bigger batch of mooks. When Lung beats up these as well, the mob boss calls in some of the top fighters in the world. This leads to what some consider one of the greatest moments of martial arts cinema, as Bruce Lee dukes it out with Creator/ChuckNorris at the [[MonumentalBattle Colosseum]].

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Tang Lung (Lee) is sent from Hong Kong to Rome to help his friend's niece Chen Ching Hua. She and family friends operate a Chinese restaurant which the local mafia wants to own. In order to force them to sell, the mafia has been trying to bankrupt them by having [[{{Mook}} mooks]] frighten away any prospective customers. [[PoliceAreUseless They then scarper before the police arrive]]. Lung is a FishOutOfWater; speaking no English or Italian. This leads to some humorous moments prior to him engaging the mob; such as ordering five bowls of soup at an airport cafe and mistaking a prostitute's advances for mere friendly gestures (this is probably the most humorous of Bruce Lee's films, possessing an almost JackieChan-like Creator/JackieChan-like feel during its first quarter or so). Chen, initially, is irritated by his cultural incompetence and doesn't trust him, though later she does. Anyways... after Lung and the restaurant staff beat up the first batch of mooks, the mob boss pays a visit with a bigger batch of mooks. When Lung beats up these as well, the mob boss calls in some of the top fighters in the world. This leads to what some consider one of the greatest moments of martial arts cinema, as Bruce Lee dukes it out with Creator/ChuckNorris at the [[MonumentalBattle Colosseum]].
22nd Jul '16 10:59:56 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* PlayingAgainstType: Between his fish-out-of-waterness and his very weak bowels, Tong Lung was certainly a more comedic character than Lee's usual stoic badasses.
** This is also one of the few times Chuck Norris plays a villain.
13th Apr '16 1:47:53 PM AkoSiKuya23
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* IAmNotLeonardNimoy: As shown on this very page, people tend to be unaware that Tang and Colt are the names of Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris' characters, focusing far more on the martial arts legends and their battle at the end.

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* IAmNotLeonardNimoy: As shown on this very page, people tend to be are often unaware that Tang and Colt are the names of Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris' characters, focusing far more on the martial arts legends and their battle at the end.
13th Apr '16 11:51:36 AM AkoSiKuya23
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* IAmNotLeonardNimoy: As shown on this very page, people tend to be unaware that Tang and Colt are the names of Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris' characters, focusing far more on the martial arts legends and their battle at the end.
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