Bruce Lee, The Legend
15 1977 88 minutes

Synopsis

Exploding on screen with flying fists galore, this biographical series follows martial arts legend Bruce Lee (born Lee Jun-fan) from his childhood in Hong Kong, through his breakout success in American movies, to his untimely death at only 32 years old. Originally filmed for Chinese television, the program offers insight into Lee's off-screen life as an instructor, philosopher and dedicated family man.

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Bruce Lee, The Legend - Tragedy

Bruce Lee, The Legend - Tragedy

Bruce Lee's family, friends and fans mourn his unexpected and untimely death at his funeral. In this scene: Narrator (James B. Nicholson), Betty Ting Pei (Betty Ting Pei), Linda Lee Cadwell (Linda Lee Cadwell), Raymond Chow (Raymond Chow)

Bruce Lee, The Legend - Bruce in Real Life

Bruce Lee, The Legend - Bruce in Real Life

It turns out that the wholesome hero Bruce played on the big screen wasn't all too different from who Bruce was in real life. In this scene: Narrator (James B. Nicholson), Bruce Lee (Bruce Lee)

Bruce Lee, The Legend - Massive Success

Bruce Lee, The Legend - Massive Success

From "Fists of Fury" to "Way of the Dragon",Bruce Lee's evolving role in the art of big-screen martial arts leads to sold out shows. In this scene: Narrator (James B. Nicholson), Bruce Lee (Bruce Lee), Robert Wall (Robert Wall)

Bruce Lee, The Legend - Enter the Dragon

Bruce Lee, The Legend - Enter the Dragon

We see some of the top fights from Bruce's first Hollywood film. In this scene: Narrator (James B. Nicholson), Bruce Lee (Bruce Lee)

Bruce Lee, The Legend - Bruce Lee Was a Star

Bruce Lee, The Legend - Bruce Lee Was a Star

After seeing an impressive demonstration on TV, Raymond Chow reached out to Bruce, and what resulted was a whole new style of martial arts choreography and box office-breaking records. In this scene: Narrator (James B. Nicholson), Raymond Chow (Raymond Chow)

Bruce Lee, The Legend - Behind the Kung Fu

Bruce Lee, The Legend - Behind the Kung Fu

Bruce talks about the difference between Kung Fu and other forms of martial arts, and we receive a breakdown of some of his most amazing moves. In this scene: Bruce Lee (Bruce Lee), Narrator (James B. Nicholson)

Bruce Lee, The Legend - Wing Chun and the ChaCha

Bruce Lee, The Legend - Wing Chun and the ChaCha

As a young adult, Kung Fu wasn't Bruce Lee's only passion. It turns out, he was also quite the gifted dancer. In this scene: Narrator (James B. Nicholson), Bruce Lee (Bruce Lee)

Bruce Lee, The Legend - Introducing Chinese Culture to the World

Bruce Lee, The Legend - Introducing Chinese Culture to the World

Throughout all of his films, Bruce felt that it was his duty to do his best for himself, and his people. In this scene: Narrator (James B. Nicholson), Bruce Lee (Bruce Lee)

Bruce Lee, The Legend - The Year of the Dragon

Bruce Lee, The Legend - The Year of the Dragon

We learn about a young Bruce's early childhood and early film career, including the roles he played along side his actor father. In this scene: Narrator (James B. Nicholson), Bruce Lee (Bruce Lee), Hoi-Chuen Lee (Hoi-Chuen Lee)

Now Playing: Bruce Lee, The Legend - Tragedy
Starring: James B. Nicholson, Betty Ting Pei, Linda Lee Cadwell, Raymond Chow

Bruce Lee's family, friends and fans mourn his unexpected and untimely death at his funeral. In this scene: Narrator (James B. Nicholson), Betty Ting Pei (Betty Ting Pei), Linda Lee Cadwell (Linda Lee Cadwell), Raymond Chow (Raymond Chow)