Lee, (Bruce Lee) a Shaolin master, is approached by law enforcement officers to infiltrate a fighting tournament on an island run by a gangster named Han (Kien Shih), who has a lucrative business in slave trade and opium dealing. Han was also a Shaolin monk, but had disgraced the temple with his actions. Lee has a personal score to settle too.
Did you know?
- With Enter The Dragon, Bruce Lee achieved the sort of cross over success he had longed for. Produced cooperatively by Hong Kong and Hollywood interests, this was Lee arriving at the peak, hailed by both the US and Hong Kong as a legitimate star on his own terms.
- The movie was eventually released in August of 1973 and shot Bruce Lee to international stardom, though he had actually already died in July 1973.
- This movie was the last of the 4 Bruce Lee movies
- Despite huge success, the film production was beset with problems, including Lee's initial stage fright, accidents involving glass bottles, de-poisoned snakes, rivalry and fights between extras on the sets. Production ended with a bigger disaster - Bruce Lee's death just a few days before the film's release. He was 32.
- Among the numerous anonymous goons Bruce Lee beats up is a young stuntman we would come to know as Jackie Chan.