ENTER THE DRAGON
ROBERT CLOUSE | HONG KONG, USA | 1973 | 97 MIN | R | 35 MM
This screening will feature live music 30 minutes prior to start time.
Bruce Lee was already a star with a string of Hong Kong hits under his belt by the time he made ENTER THE DRAGON, but it was this international co-production that definitively cemented his place as a cinematic icon, establishing the worldwide popularity of martial arts in the process. Lee stars as a kung fu master who’s enlisted by British intelligence dig up dirt on Mr. Han (Shih Kien), a mysterious millionaire suspected of drug running and prostitution. Lee goes undercover as a participant in an annual martial arts competition held on Mr. Han’s private island, in which he and his fellow competitors are forced to face off in a series of duels. Also along for the ride are two brash Americans desperate for the tournament’s cash prize: gambling addict Roper (John Saxon) and Vietnam vet Williams (Jim Kelly). Released just days after Lee’s untimely death at the age of 32, ENTER THE DRAGON is the ultimate showcase for his unique blend of superhuman physical skill and undeniable movie star charisma.
Cast: Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Ahna Capri, Bob Wall
“A whoop-and-holler entertainment.” –The Hollywood Reporter