In his first starring role, legendary martial arts star Bruce Lee sets the screen ablaze in this thrilling tale of revenge and retribution. Lee stars as Cheng, a young man just arrived in Bangkok to live with his large family of cousins. Securing a job at the local ice factory where the entire clan works, the charismatic Cheng does his best to put up with the tedious work and an abusive foreman, unaware that beneath the factory's bland facade lies an underworld operation run by a man known only as "the boss" (Han Ying Chieh). When several workers disappear under mysterious circumstances, the men become edgy and threaten to strike unless action is taken. Unconvinced by the factory manager's reassurances, the angry employees rise up against the company, only to be met by a busload of vicious henchmen. A frenzied brawl ensues but, having made a vow never to fight again, Cheng does not participate. That is...until he's attacked. The unstoppable Cheng rips into the enemy with flying feet and fists, single-handedly reducing his foes to a bloody heap. Impressed by the newcomer's exceptional skills, the boss appoints Cheng the new foreman and introduces him to the pleasures of liquor and women. But when Cheng uncovers the gruesome details about the boss' drug smuggling and prostitution racket, tragedy strikes at home and Cheng's beautiful cousin Chow Mei (Maria Yi) is kidnapped by company thugs. Now, an enraged Cheng returns to face the boss in an ultra-violent one-on-one battle to the death. Packed with pulse-pounding action and stunts galore, FISTS OF FURY was a smashing success for Lee and remains one of the most spellbinding martial arts thrillers ever made.

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The Big Boss (1971)

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Action/Drama/Crime/Suspense/Thriller · 1h 41m · 9/1/1993

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In his first starring role, legendary martial arts star Bruce Lee sets the screen ablaze in this thrilling tale of revenge and retribution. Lee stars as Cheng, a young man just arrived in Bangkok to live with his large family of cousins. Securing a job at the local ice factory where the entire clan works, the charismatic Cheng does his best to put up with the tedious work and an abusive foreman, unaware that beneath the factory's bland facade lies an underworld operation run by a man known only as "the boss" (Han Ying Chieh). When several workers disappear under mysterious circumstances, the men become edgy and threaten to strike unless action is taken. Unconvinced by the factory manager's reassurances, the angry employees rise up against the company, only to be met by a busload of vicious henchmen. A frenzied brawl ensues but, having made a vow never to fight again, Cheng does not participate. That is...until he's attacked. The unstoppable Cheng rips into the enemy with flying feet and fists, single-handedly reducing his foes to a bloody heap. Impressed by the newcomer's exceptional skills, the boss appoints Cheng the new foreman and introduces him to the pleasures of liquor and women. But when Cheng uncovers the gruesome details about the boss' drug smuggling and prostitution racket, tragedy strikes at home and Cheng's beautiful cousin Chow Mei (Maria Yi) is kidnapped by company thugs. Now, an enraged Cheng returns to face the boss in an ultra-violent one-on-one battle to the death. Packed with pulse-pounding action and stunts galore, FISTS OF FURY was a smashing success for Lee and remains one of the most spellbinding martial arts thrillers ever made.

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Status

Released

Languages

Chinese/Mandarin, French, English

Country

Hong Kong SAR

Production Company

Golden Harvest

Budget

$100,000

Revenue

$2,800,000
Cast
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Bruce Lee

Cheng Chao-an
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Maria Yi

Chow Mei
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James Tien

Hsiu Chien
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Ying-Chieh Han

Hsiao Mi (The Boss)
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Malalene

Miss Wuman
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Tony Liu

Hsiao Chiun (Mi's son)
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Kun Li

Ah Kun (as Quin Lee)
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Nora Miao

Drinkstand owner (as Mao Ke-hsiu)
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San Chin

Hua Sze
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Chih Chen

Foreman (as Chen Chao)
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Chia-Cheng Tu

Uncle
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Tso Chen

Ice Factory Manager
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Billy Chan

(as Hui-yi Chen)
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Lung Chan

Gatekeeper / Blue Shirt Henchman
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Ching-Ying Lam

Ah Yen (Cheng's cousin)
Crew
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Wei Lo

Director
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Wei Lo

Writer
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Disc Releases
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The Big Boss

(DVD)

3/10/2008

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Fists Of Fury

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

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Bruce Lee - Fists of Fury

(DVD)

7/11/2006

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The Big Boss

(Blu-ray, Digipack)

7/14/2020

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Fists of Fury

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

5/21/2002

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The Big Boss

(DVD, Metal Case)

4/30/2013

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Martial Arts With Bruce Lee 4-Pack: The Chinese Connection / The Dragon Story / The Legend Of Bru...

(DVD)

1/9/2001

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Fists of Fury

(DVD)

9/1/1998

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Fists of Fury

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

5/21/2002

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Fighting Fists Of Bruce Lee

(DVD)

7/1/2003

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Fists of Fury/Chinese Connection

(DVD)

2/1/2000

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Fists of Fury

(DVD)

11/9/1999

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Fists of Fury

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

10/30/1971

Disc Title Front Cover

Fists of Fury

(DVD)

6/6/2001

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Fists of Fury

(Blu-ray)

12/6/2016

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The Big Boss

(Blu-ray)

7/13/2020

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The Big Boss

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

11/11/2014

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Fists of Fury

(DVD)

2/1/2000

Disc Title Front Cover

Fists of Fury

(DVD)

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