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They Call Me Bruce? (1982)

A goofy Korean finds his life hopelessly complicated with people continually confusing him with Bruce Lee.

Director:

Elliott Hong

Writers:

David Randolph (screenplay), Johnny Yune (screenplay) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnny Yune ... Bruce / Grandfather
Margaux Hemingway ... Karmen
Raf Mauro ... Freddy (as Ralph Mauro)
Pam Huntington Pam Huntington ... Anita
Martin Azarow Martin Azarow ... Big Al
Tony Brande Tony Brande ... Boss of Bosses
Bill Capizzi Bill Capizzi ... Lil Pete
Harvey Vernon ... Officer Hangten
Heshimu Cumbuka Heshimu Cumbuka ... Curtis
Bob Hannah ... Officer Carp
René Le Vant René Le Vant ... Reverend
Vidonne Sayre Linn Vidonne Sayre Linn ... Angela
Ivana Moore Ivana Moore ... Hooker
Phillip Simms Phillip Simms ... Baby Moe (as Phil Simms)
Ralph Strait Ralph Strait ... Officer #2
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Storyline

A Korean man's resemblance to the legendary martial arts star Bruce Lee proves to be a mixed blessing when he stumbles onto the activities of the Mob. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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With a little practice... anyone can be as good as Bruce Lee! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Action

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Fistful of Chopsticks See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,071,345, 14 November 1982

Gross USA:

$16,894,678

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,894,678
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Goldpine Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The movie was a success at the box-office in the USA despite launching in only 325 theaters. See more »

Goofs

In the movie, "Bruce" sees the Boss of Bosses giving Freddy the "Kiss Of Death" and mentions that he knows about the kiss because he watched the Godfather movies. "Bruce" also mentions to the Boss of Bosses that he doesn't kiss as good as Marlon Brando. In actuality, Marlon Brando never gave the kiss of death in the original film "The Godfather". The kiss of death was actually first given by Al Pacino in "The Godfather Part II" to John Cazale. See more »

Quotes

Bruce: Do you like sushi like I like sushi?
Cowboy: I like Susie... Susie's my girl!
Bruce: Oh, I had sushi last night!
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Connections

Spoofs Rocky (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

I Imagine You
Lyrics by Gary Tigerman
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it's still a good fun film, despite its b-movie status
29 December 2003 | by opdivaSee all my reviews

Some of these people are being way too critical over the quality of the script and social stereotypes. People should take it for what it is...it's a spoof. It's not like they have money to recruit big-name stars. It's a movie that should be enjoyed by the public...it's not an oscar contender. Are the gags mundane? yes. Are there asian stereotypes? Yes. The movie plays on these stereotypes and they know that's how the general public viewed them at the time. Someone commented on how Johnny's acting was bad...but excuse me...there was no royal academy of acting in korea. Like Margaret Cho said, "There was war." And also...where do people get the idea that the character Bruce is Korean? Don't people see the Chinese motif in the story? Chinese flour, Chinese noodles, Chinese food? Marco Polo? The actor is Korean, yes, but they said nothing of Bruce being Korean.


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