History Trivia / EnterTheDragon

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:
10th Jun '13 11:27:52 PM Vahan
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** When the extended Cantonese/Mandrin versions were released for the first time in English, 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/Mandrin Cantonese/Mandarin versions were released for the first time in English, 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.
10th Jun '13 11:25:37 PM Vahan
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** [[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.]]

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** [[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.]]]]
* 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:
** Kien Shih (Han) spoke no English, so his voice was dubbed by Chinese-American actor Keye Luke.
** When the extended Cantonese/Mandrin versions were released for the first time in English, 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.
7th May '13 9:39:37 AM Premonition45
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** [[IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom Lao Che]] is Lee's master at the Shaolin Temple.

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** [[IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom Lao Che]] is Lee's master at the Shaolin Temple.
13th Sep '12 4:11:55 AM erforce
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** [[NightmareOnElmStreet Roper would help kill a child murderer that would come back from the dead and get revenge by terrorizing the dreams of his daughter.]]

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** [[NightmareOnElmStreet [[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.]]
3rd Sep '12 8:49:35 AM Tapol
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** Sammo Hung is Lee's sparring partner in the opening scene.

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** Sammo Hung is Lee's sparring partner in the opening scene.scene.
** [[NightmareOnElmStreet Roper would help kill a child murderer that would come back from the dead and get revenge by terrorizing the dreams of his daughter.]]
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