History Trivia / EnterTheDragon

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.
20th Apr '16 2:04:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy -
** One of the thugs that assaults Roper on the golf course is Pat E. Johnson, a student of Chuck Norris best known as the referee from ''TheKarateKid''.
** Jackie Chan is a Mook who gets his neck snapped by Bruce Lee. Considering his age at the time and the fact that he's an extra, it is difficult to tell. It's easier to spot once you know when it occurs (it happens as Lee infiltrates the lab, and is the only NeckSnap to occur during that scene)
** Tony Liu, who played Hsiao Chiun, the boss' son in ''Film/TheBigBoss'', and had roles in the other two Lee Hong Kong films, plays a combatant who at first gives Roper a run for his money.
** [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom Lao Che]] is Lee's master at the Shaolin Temple.
** The BigBad from ''{{Film/Bloodsport}}'' practically plays the same character but as TheDragon. This one is easy to notice since he apparently didn't age between 1973 and 1988.
** Sammo Hung is Lee's sparring partner in the opening scene.
** [[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet1984 Roper would help kill a child murderer that would come back from the dead and get revenge by terrorizing the dreams of his daughter.]]
4th Dec '14 6:24:12 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* HeyItsThatGuy - One of the thugs that assaults Roper on the golf course is Pat E. Johnson, a student of Chuck Norris best known as the referee from ''TheKarateKid''.
** And Jackie Chan is a Mook who gets his neck snapped by Bruce Lee. Considering his age at the time and the fact that he's an extra, it is difficult to tell.
*** It's easier to spot once you know when it occurs (it happens as Lee infiltrates the lab, and is the only NeckSnap to occur during that scene)

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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.
* TheDanza:
** Lee, played by Bruce Lee.
** 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.
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of the thugs that assaults Roper on the golf course is Pat E. Johnson, a student of Chuck Norris best known as the referee from ''TheKarateKid''.
** And Jackie Chan is a Mook who gets his neck snapped by Bruce Lee. Considering his age at the time and the fact that he's an extra, it is difficult to tell.
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tell. It's easier to spot once you know when it occurs (it happens as Lee infiltrates the lab, and is the only NeckSnap to occur during that scene)



** When the extended Cantonese/Mandarin versions were released for the first time in English in 1998, some extra dubbing had to be done, because no English dialogue existed at that time for those scenes. One of the scenes involved Roy Chiao (Shaolin Abbott) and Bruce Lee. Chiao was still alive (he died shortly thereafter), and was able to dub himself, but Lee's voice was supplied by Bruce Lee biographer John Little. Luckily, Lee's real voice was left alone for the scenes that originally used it.

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** When the extended Cantonese/Mandarin versions were released for the first time in English in 1998, some extra dubbing had to be done, because no English dialogue existed at that time for those scenes. One of the scenes involved Roy Chiao (Shaolin Abbott) and Bruce Lee. Chiao was still alive (he died shortly thereafter), and was able to dub himself, but Lee's voice was supplied by Bruce Lee biographer John Little. Luckily, Lee's real voice was left alone for the scenes that originally used it.it.
* 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.
19th Nov '14 10:34:50 PM SpaceHunterM
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** Tony Liu, who played Hsiao Chiun, the boss' son in ''Film/TheBigBoss'', and had roles in the other two Lee Hong Kong films, plays a combatant who at first gives Roper a run for his money.
13th Oct '13 8:15:13 PM notahandle
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* SameLanguageDub/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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* SameLanguageDub/LoopingLines: 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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