R | | Action, Drama, Romance
The international title was "Fist of Fury." In the United States, the English dubbed version was released as "The Chinese Connection" to avoid confusion with "Fists of Fury", the title for the U.S. release of Bruce Lee's previous movie, The Big Boss (1971). The U.S. title was a play on the title of the highly popular movie, The French Connection (1971).
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During the final fight between Chen and Yoshida, Chen manages to kick the katana out of Yoshida's hands. While the katana is falling, the blade end is pointing away from Chen. But in the next shot where Yoshida is stabbed, the blade end is facing the opposite direction, towards Chen.
For its original 1972 UK cinema release the BBFC requested a cut to remove a shot of a flying throat kick, though it appeared intact in all early theatrical prints and was possibly waived before release. In 1978 the film was withdrawn by BBFC director James Ferman (together with Enter the Dragon (1973)) and all nunchaku footage removed together with the previously mentioned throat kick, and these cuts, (totalling 2 mins 51 secs) would persist in all of the film's UK video releases. The cuts were fully restored for the 2001 Hong Kong Legends release.
Mandarin, Cantonese, English