PG-13 | | Action, Biography, Drama
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.
The original cut of the movie was so poorly received by audiences that the film had to be extensively re-edited in a desperate attempt to please fans by removing many scenes of Billy Magnussen as Steve McKee, and focusing more on Philip Ng as Bruce Lee.
You're a great advertisement for our training.
Steve McKee: I'm fine.
The term "chopsocky" used by one of the gangsters in the final fight wasn't coined until 1974 in a Variety magazine article on the explosion of kung fu films in the US.
A few of the job titles in the scrolling credits such as "stunt coordinator" and "set designer" change back and forth from English to Chinese.
$6,901,965 (USA) (28 September 2017)