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Birth of the Dragon (2016)

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Set against the backdrop of 1960s San Francisco, BIRTH OF THE DRAGON is a modern take on the classic movies that Bruce Lee was known for. It takes its inspiration from the epic and still controversial showdown between an up-and-coming Bruce Lee and kung fu master Wong Jack Man - a battle that gave birth to a legend.

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Wong Jack Man (as Xia Yu)
Wang Xi'An ...
Tai Chi Grandmaster / Wang Lian
Hai Yu ...
Shaolin Abbot (as Yu Hai)
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Wang Biao (as Wu Yue)
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Steve McKee
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Beat Poet (as Steven F. Roberts)
Riley Wood ...
Hippie Girl
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Bruce Lee (as Philip Wan-Lung Ng)
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Vinnie Wei
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Frankie Chen
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Tony Yu
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Janet Wei
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Winston Peng
Jingjing Qu ...
Xiulan Quan (as Qu Jingjing)
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Wai Fu
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Set against the backdrop of 1960s San Francisco, BIRTH OF THE DRAGON is a modern take on the classic movies that Bruce Lee was known for. It takes its inspiration from the epic and still controversial showdown between an up-and-coming Bruce Lee and kung fu master Wong Jack Man - a battle that gave birth to a legend.

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The Fight That Created The Legend


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Rated PG-13 for martial arts violence, language and thematic elements | See all certifications »
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25 August 2017 (USA)  »

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A Origem do Dragão  »

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The character of Steve McKee was based on actor Steve McQueen who studied with Bruce Lee in the late 1960s. See more »

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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Good Time/Birth of the Dragon (2017) See more »

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I never write reviews for anything, but this time I absolutely had to
22 September 2016 | by (AZ) – See all my reviews

I never write reviews for anything, but this time I absolutely had to. THIS IS NOT A FILM. IT'S ANTI-Asian PROPAGANDA. Yellow Peril, 2016 version.

This entire film is a carefully hidden propaganda piece that portrays Lee as some unsexual, angry, kung fu loser who accomplishes nothing.

Meanwhile, a white guy actually stars as the main character of the movie, gets the (Asian) girl, and wins the day.

What? What just happened? A film about Bruce Lee that ISN'T actually about Bruce? This propaganda piece focuses on stereotyping, dehumanizing, and denigrating Asians and Asian culture.

Of course, that's no surprise. If you google 'kulturemedia' , you'll find a bunch more examples where western media wages war against Asians in this century.

Highly recommend people to avoid this film, and watch 'The slanted screen' instead.


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