Enter the Dragon
Enter the Dragon is a 1973 martial arts film directed by Robert Clouse. The film stars Bruce Lee, John Saxon and Jim Kelly. It would be Lee's final completed film appearance before his death on 20 July 1973 at age 32. An American and Hong Kong co-production, it premiered in Los Angeles on 19 August 1973, one month after Lee's death. The film went on to gross an estimated worldwide (equivalent to more than adjusted for inflation), against a budget of $850,000. Having earned over times its budget, it is one of the most profitable films of all time, as well as being the most profitable martial arts film.
Lee, a highly proficient Shaolin martial artist and instructor from Hong Kong, is approached by Braithwaite, a British intelligence agent investigating the suspected crime lord Han. Lee is persuaded to attend a high-profile martial arts competition on Han's private island to gather evidence that will prove Han's involvement in drug trafficking and prostitution. Shortly before his departure, Lee also learns that the man responsible for his sister's death, O'Hara, is working as Han's bodyguard on the island. Also fighting in the competition are Roper, an indebted gambling addict, and fellow Vietnam war veteran Williams.
|award||National Film Registry|
|contentLocation||Hong Kong Los Angeles|
|editor||George Watters Kurt Hirschler Peter Cheung|
|keywords||british intelligence capture crime lord drug trafficking end fight gamble intelligence agent kill learn martial artist morning suspect traffic vietnam war war veteran|
|producer||Fred Weintraub Paul Heller Raymond Chow|
|productionCompany||Concord Production Inc. Warner Bros.|
|theme||kung fu martial arts|