The Big Boss(Movie, 1971)

Original title: "唐山大兄" (Chinese (Mandarin)/ZH)
| 1h 40min | Genre: Action
The Big BossRating: 3.6/5 (with 241241 votes)
The Big Boss (Chinese: 唐山大兄, lit. "The Big Brother from Tangshan"; originally titled Fists of Fury in America) is a 1971 Hong Kong martial arts action film produced by Raymond Chow, and starring Bruce Lee in his first major film as a leading star. The film also stars Lee, Maria Yi, James Tien, Tony Liu and Nora Miao. Originally written for Tien, the leading role was given to Lee instead when the film's original director, Ng Kar-seung, was replaced by Lo. The film was a critical success and excelled at the box office. Lee's strong performance overshadowed Tien, already a star in Hong Kong, and made Bruce Lee famous in Asia and eventually the world. The film went on to gross nearly US$50 million worldwide (equivalent to approximately $300 million adjusted for inflation), against a tight budget of $100,000, appro... ()
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Available languages: English
Available subtitles: English [CC]
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Available languages: English
Available subtitles: English [CC]
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About The Big Boss

Chen is a city boy who moves with his cousins to work at an ice factory. He does this with a family promise never to get involved in any fight. However, when members of his family begin disappearing after meeting the management of the factory, the resulting mystery and pressures force him to break that vow and take on the villainy of the Big Boss.

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Additional Information

Production country: Hong Kong
Shot in: Thailand
Plays in: Thailand
Original language: Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Spoken languages: Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Translated into 26 languages: Bulgarian (BG), Catalan (CA), Czech (CS), Danish (DA), German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), Persian (FA), Finnish (FI), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Japanese (JA), Korean (KO), Dutch (NL), Norwegian (NO), Polish (PL), Portuguese (PT), Romanian (RO), Russian (RU), Swedish (SV), Turkish (TR), Vietnamese (VI), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 10/03/1971 (World premiere: 10/02/1971)
Director: Lo Wei
Screenwriter: Bruce Lee, Lo Wei
Composer: Peter Thomas
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"O Dragão Chinês"
"Tang shan da xiong"
"El Gran Jefe"
"Bruce Lee - Die Todesfaust des Cheng Li"
"Kárate a muerte en Bangkok"
"Big Boss"
"Bruce lee 1 - Big Boss (1971)"
"Μπρους Λι, η Γροθιά του Θανάτου"
"رئیس بزرگ"
"مشت های خشم"
"El Gran Jefe"
"Bruce Lee - The Big Boss"

5 movies in the Bruce Lee Collection

1971 The Big Boss
1972 Fist of Fury ("精武門")
1972 The Way of the Dragon ("猛龍過江")
1978 Game of Death ("死亡遊戲")

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Other movies with this title: The Big Boss (US, 1941), The Big Boss (JP, 1959), The Big Boss (JP, 1963)

WatchPlayStream ID: MOVIES:161442, Added: 04/07/2018, Last updated: 10/23/2021