The Big Boss

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Main Details

  • Released in 1971
  • Color
  • Running Time: 100 min | UK:101 min | USA:99 min | Argentina:102 min | 115 min (uncut version)
  • Production Co: Golden Harvest Company
  • Distribution Co: National General Pictures (1972) (USA) (theatrical) (dubbed) | Columbia Pictures (1978) (USA) (theatrical) (re-release) | Cathay Films Ltd. (1973) (UK) (theatrical) | Filmways Australasian Distributors (Australia) (theatrical)
  • Written and Directed by Lo Wei
  • Starring Bruce Lee, Maria Yi, James Tien, Yin-Chieh Han, Hsiao Mi
  • Produced by Raymond Chow, Liang Hua Liu
  • Original Music by Fu-ling Wang
  • Cinematography by Chen Ching Chu
  • Film Editing by Ming Sung

Plot Summary

  • A young man sworn to an oath of non-violence works with his cousins in an ice factory where they mysteriously begin to disappear.

Also Known As

  • El Gran jefe (Argentina / Mexico)
  • Big Brother of Tongshan (Hong Kong) (literal title) (English title)
  • Bruce Lee, i grothia tou thanatou (Greece) (reissue title)
  • O Dragão Chinês (Brazil)
  • Fists of Fury (USA)
  • Fists of Glory (Europe) (English title)
  • Il Furore della Cina colpisce ancora (Italy)
  • Karate a muerte en Bangkok (Spain)
  • Karate a muerte en Bangkok: 25th anniversario (Spain) (director's cut)
  • Lohikäärmeen nyrkki (Finland) (video title)
  • Lohikäärmeen vanki (Finland) (TV title)
  • O Megalos arhigos, o aittitos tou karate (Greece)
  • Die Todesfaust des Cheng Li (Germany)
  • Tong saan daai hing (Hong Kong) (Cantonese title)
  • Veliki gazda (Croatia)


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