Enter the Dragon

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Warner Bros. Released 1973

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    • Shaolin Abbott: What is the highest technique you hope to achieve?
      Lee: To have no technique.
      Shaolin Abbott: Very good. What are your thoughts when facing an opponent?
      Lee: There is no opponent.
      Shaolin Abbott: And why is that?
      Lee: Because the word "I" does not exist.

    • Lee: A good fight should be... like a small play, but played seriously. A good martial artist does not become tense, but ready. Not thinking, yet not dreaming. Ready for whatever may come. When the opponent expand, I contract. When he contracts I expand. And when there is an opportunity... I do not hit. (raises fist) It hits all by itself.

    • Lee: Kick me. (Lao throws a kick) What was that? An exhibition? We need emotional content. Try again. (Lao throws another kick) I said emotional content, not anger. Now try again... with me. (Lao throws more kicks) That's it. How did it feel to you?
      Lao: Let me think....
      Lee: (Lee slaps Lao's head) Don't think... feel. It is like a finger pointing a way to the moon. (Lee slaps Lao's head again) Don't concentrate on the finger or you will miss all that heavenly glory.

    • Parsons: What's your style?
      Lee: My style? You can call it the art of fighting without fighting.

    • Williams: (Williams is given a choice of women to spend the evening with) I'll take you darling. And you. And you. And you. Please understand, if I missed anyone... it's been a big day. I'm a little tired.

    • Lee: (Oharra smashes a wooden board in front of Lee) Boards don't hit back.

    • Han: Your style is unorthodox.
      Williams: But effective.

    • Han: (Lee is captured after wiping out many of Han's men) The battle with the guards was magnificent. Your skill is extraordinary.

  • Notes

    • Budget - $850,000
      Domestic Gross - $21,483,063 (10th)
      Worldwide Gross - $90,000,000 (5th)

      Domestic Adjusted for 2013 - $99,040,562
      Worldwide Adjusted for 2013 - $414,915,254

    • Production Companies:
      Golden Harvest
      Sequoia productions
      Concord Productions Inc.

    • Filming locations:
      Aberdeen Harbour, Aberdeen, Hong Kong, China
      China Sea
      Golden Harvest Studios, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
      Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
      Los Angeles, California
      Tai Tam Bay, Hong Kong, China

    • Bruce Lee died shortly before the movie was released.

    • Taglines:
      1. The first American produced martial arts spectacular!
      2. Their deadly mission: to crack the forbidden island of Han!

    • A 40th anniversary DVD/Blu-ray was released in June 2013.

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Themes

Crime, Martial Arts