Fist of Fury, also known as 精武门, Jing Wu Men, Jingwu Men, The Chinese Connection or La Fureur de vaincre is a 1972 Hong Kong martial arts film directed by Lo Wei, starring Bruce Lee in his second major role after The Big Boss (1971). Lee plays Chen Zhen, a student of Huo Yuanjia, who fights to defend the honor of the Chinese in the face of foreign aggression, and to bring to justice those responsible for his master's death.[
(Synopsis): After the kung fu instructor of Chen (Lee) is brutally murdered, Chen seeks revenge. When he discovers that the killers are a Japanese gang, and that they are terrorizing his former school, Chen brings swift and deadly retribution to the evildoers. Bruce Lee plays a martial arts student who returns to his former school to find that his beloved teacher has been murdered. Set in Shanghai in the 1930s, the Japanese are in control, and it is one of their Bushido schools that is responsible for this outrage. Knowing that the authorities will not attempt to bring justice to the killers, Lee seeks to restore honor to his institute and mentor with fearsome revenge. There is an awkward romantic sub-plot and the script and direction can, at times, be a little crude, but the screen presence of Bruce Lee is undeniably strong. His fluidity in Kung Fu is amazing to watch, and he compresses the rage of a tormented culture into a physical art of retribution that promotes this film into a league of Asian classics. In making this film, Lee tapped into a powerful sentiment that the normally undemonstrative Chinese audiences of the time stood up and applauded. The tag of Sick Man of Asia was used in the 30s by the Japanese Imperialist forces to describe the subjugated Chinese, and in this movie, Lee exacts a visceral vengeance of mesmerizing power.
Starring: Bruce Lee (Siu Lung), Nora Miao, James Tin Jun, Lo Wei, Bob Baker, Maria Yi, Tin Fung, Lau Wing, Han Ying Chieh,| Ngai Ping Ngo, Wong Chung Shun, Little Unicorn, Fung Ngai, Ng Ming Choi, Jackie Chan, Yuen Wah, Corey Yuen Kwai, Mars, Chan Chuen
Director: Lo Wei, Assistant Director: Bruce Lee, Producer: Raymond Chow Man Wai, Action Director: Han Ying Chieh, Bruce Lee, Languages: English, Running Time:106 minutes, Distributed by: Golden Harvest (HK), National General Pictures (US), Release date: 22 March 1972