R | | Action, Crime, Drama
A martial arts movie star must fake his death to find the people who are trying to kill him.
Steve McQueen, James Coburn, and Muhammad Ali refused roles in the film because they felt it exploited Bruce Lee's death, and because of the low pay Golden Harvest was offering.
Cut! Okay, that's a print. That was great, Billy! Okay everybody...
In the nunchaku scene when Billy and Pasqual are dueling, Billy's second nunchaku bends, revealing it to be foam rubber.
The original UK cinema version removed the entire nunchaku battle between Bruce Lee and Dan Inosanto, as well as the re-editing of the opening and closing credits. Video versions received a further cut to a close up shot of the back-break of Han Jai Ji and although the cinema version had the opening and closing credits re-edited, the video versions instead had freeze framing to scenes of nunchaku and violence. The cuts were fully restored for the 2001 Hong Kong Legends release although the 2005 Universal DVD featured the heavily cut video version.
English, Mandarin, Cantonese
$10,000,000 (USA) (1 January 1980)