Enter the Dragon director Robert Clouse re-creates some Bruce Lee-style thrills in this Hong Kong-style action adventure where fists fly, kicks break bones and Jackie Chan amazes with his magnificent stunt work. Chan stars as Jerry Kwan, a Korean immigrant seeking work in Depression-era Chicago. Sinister and powerful mobster Domenici (Jose Ferrer) manipulates the desperate Kwan into representing him in a lucrative, winner-take-all fight in Texas.
A hard-working director throughout his long and varied career, Robert Clouse is known best for his two most successful films: Der Mann mit der Todeskralle (1973) and Game of Death (1978. Clouse was a director who worked mainly in the visuals of cinema, owing to the fact that he was completely deaf, he employed assistant directors who could verify that actors had delivered their lines correctly. After being hired by Warner Bros. and Golden Harvest to direct Der Mann mit der Todeskralle (1973), Clouse was escalated into the realm of profitable directors. But, unlike others in this category, doors in Hollywood were not entirely open to him. Clouse was, in 1974, hired to direct Freie Fahrt ins Jenseits (1974) for Warner Brothers Pictures. The film proved to be a moderate success, but was seen more as a vehicle for Der Mann mit der Todeskralle (1973) protégé ‘Jim Kelly’. In 1978, Clouse returned to Hong Kong where he was hired by Golden Harvest’s Raymond Chow to direct a comeback… read more