Bruce Lee plays Chen Zhen, the former student of a revered teacher at a Hong Kong martial arts school. When he returns home for the teacher’s funeral, Lee discovers that the teacher was murdered by conspirators associated with a competing (Japanese) school.
Lee slips comfortably into his persona as a larger-than-life badass, righting wrongs and smiting the intolerant. In one scene, he high-kicks a sign reading “No Dogs or Chinese Allowed” into a zillion pieces, and in another scene, he fights his way through an entire school’s worth of enemy fighters without suffering an injury.
The iconic moment from Fist of Fury is a gorgeous shot in which Lee stands stock still except for his hands, which the camera tracks in slow motion so his hands leave ghost images behind.
Released in the US as The Chinese Connection to avoid confusion with Fists of Fury, which had been the American release title for Bruce Lee’s previous film, The Big Boss (1971).
Miao Ker Hsiu
Fu Ching Chen