Radical Films: Enter the Dragon

Enter the Dragon

Hong Kong | 1973 | 122 min. | Robert Clouse

January 30, 2023

Bruce Lee plays a martial-arts expert determined to help capture the narcotics dealer whose gang was responsible for the death of his sister.

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Radical Films: Week 3

The radical ‘60s and ‘70s! This week we dance along with a Bollywood classic, find intrigue in a radical political thriller, and experience Bruce Lee's legendary final film.

February 1, 2023 @ SIFF Film Center & Zoom Webinar

Filled with James Bond-style intrigue and chock full of eye-popping kung fu choreography, Enter the Dragon stars Lee as a member of the Shaolin temple sent to spy on diabolical slaver and drug lord Han, who uses his own Shaolin training to rule with an iron claw. To infiltrate Han’s guarded island compound, Lee becomes a competitor in a brutal martial arts contest, which serves as an appropriate backdrop to let Lee's dynamic skills shine, as well as those of co-stars (and fellow martial arts champions) John Saxon and Jim Kelly.

More than just an action star, Bruce Lee broke barriers, defied stereotypes, and inspired generations after him.

  • Director: Robert Clouse
  • Principal Cast: Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Jim Kelly
  • Country: Hong Kong
  • Year: 1973
  • Running Time: 122 min.