History Trivia / EnterTheDragon

21st Sep '17 2:28:53 AM Doug86
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** Kien Shih (Mr. Han) spoke no English, so his voice was dubbed by veteran Chinese-American actor Keye Luke (of "KungFu", "StarTrek", "Gremlins", and "CharlieChan" fame).

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** Kien Shih (Mr. Han) spoke no English, so his voice was dubbed by veteran Chinese-American actor Keye Luke (of "KungFu", "StarTrek", "Franchise/StarTrek", "Gremlins", and "CharlieChan" fame).
13th Mar '17 7:19:41 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* ThrowItIn: In the scene where O'Hara (Robert Wall) is beaten by Lee, Lee delivers a flying kick to O'Hara. Wall and Lee had decided that Lee should deliver a real flying kick to add authenticity to the scene, as Wall knew how to take the hit. They had not planned for wall to go flying back into the extras, knocking them all over and actually breaking one's arm.
13th Mar '17 7:14:49 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* BannedInChina: The film was heavily censored in the UK to remove scene involving nunchucks, which were banned at the time.


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* InternationalCoproduction: The film was a collaboration between Creator/WarnerBros and Creator/GoldenHarvest as a way of bringing martial arts films to the west.
1st Feb '17 1:43:47 AM DeadlyAssassin
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Future martial arts stars Creator/JackieChan and Creator/SammoHung have small parts. Chan appears three times in the film. He is one of Su Lin's attackers (she knees him in the groin), and twice later, towards the end of the film in the big cave fight scene. Lee grabs his hair for a while before breaking his neck; he is also one of the stuntmen that Lee hits when he wields two sticks (according to Chan himself). Hung is Lee's sparring partner during the fight before the opening credits.
29th Aug '16 12:03:45 AM MrTree1776
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** Kien Shih (Han) spoke no English, so his voice was dubbed by Chinese-American actor Keye Luke.

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** Kien Shih (Han) (Mr. Han) spoke no English, so his voice was dubbed by veteran Chinese-American actor Keye Luke.Luke (of "KungFu", "StarTrek", "Gremlins", and "CharlieChan" fame).
11th Aug '16 4:15:43 PM starjammer05
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** In an inversion, actor Yang Zse took the stage name of Bolo Yeung to cash in on his sudden exposure in this film as the villainous Bolo.



** In an inversion, actor Yang Zse took the stage name of Bolo Yeung to cash in on his sudden exposure in this film as the villainous Bolo.
22nd Jul '16 4:35:58 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* GenreTurningPoint: This is the film that brought the martial arts film to America.


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* WorkingTitle: ''Blood and Steel''.
22nd Jul '16 4:29:53 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* ExecutiveMeddling:
** In the original script, [[spoiler: Roper dies and Williams survives.]] This was reversed by John Saxon's agent to land him a bigger part; it was ''not'' an example of racist executives.
** Lee, playing a secret agent, wanted to use a gun in at least one scene. See WhyDontYouJustShootHim on the main page.



* DirectedByCastmember: Creator/BruceLee directed the film's opening Shaolin Monastery fight sequence.
* ExecutiveMeddling:
** In the original script, [[spoiler: Roper dies and Williams survives.]] This was reversed by John Saxon's agent to land him a bigger part; it was ''not'' an example of racist executives.
** Lee, playing a secret agent, wanted to use a gun in at least one scene. See WhyDontYouJustShootHim on the main page.



* Main/LoopingLines: The entire movie was filmed without sound, and so virtually all the actors had to loop their dialogue after filming was complete, with a couple of exceptions:

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* Main/LoopingLines: FatalMethodActing: Averted: Peter Archer almost drowned filming the 'fighting without fighting' scene.
* FollowTheLeader: Pretty much all FightingGames and movies involving a fighting tournament owe at least something to this film.
* HarpoDoesSomethingFunny: In the finished screenplay, there were no details of what was happening in the action sequences. They would be written as 'They will be choreographed by Mr. Creator/BruceLee'.
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The entire movie was filmed without sound, and so virtually all the actors had to loop their dialogue after filming was complete, with a couple of exceptions:


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* TheOtherMarty: Jim Kelly replaced Rockne Tarkington, who quit the film three days before production was due to star because he thought the pay was too low.
* RetroactiveRecognition: Future martial arts stars Creator/JackieChan and Creator/SammoHung have small parts. Chan appears three times in the film. He is one of Su Lin's attackers (she knees him in the groin), and twice later, towards the end of the film in the big cave fight scene. Lee grabs his hair for a while before breaking his neck; he is also one of the stuntmen that Lee hits when he wields two sticks (according to Chan himself). Hung is Lee's sparring partner during the fight before the opening credits.
30th Jun '16 10:12:29 AM luisedgarf
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** Ditto in the first Mexican Spanish dub, when he was voiced by Hector ''Lee''.
26th Apr '16 1:59:11 PM ANTMuddle
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The leisure suits, turtle necks, the funky music, Williams' afro and [[JiveTurkey manner of speech]] along with mentioning that the UsefulNotes/VietnamWar was only a few years ago, all point to this movie being in TheSeventies. Also, this movie is mostly responsible for kick-starting the kung-fu craze in the US during this time.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The leisure suits, turtle necks, the funky music, Williams' afro and [[JiveTurkey manner of speech]] along with mentioning that the UsefulNotes/VietnamWar was only a few years ago, all point to this movie being in TheSeventies. Also, this movie is mostly responsible for kick-starting the kung-fu craze in the US during this time.time.
* The line "We have been waiting for you" is familiar to fans of the original VideoGame/MortalKombat arcade game.
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