The Legend of Bruce Lee

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The Legend of Bruce Lee
李小龍傳奇
The Legend of Bruce Lee poster.jpg
Original poster
Genre Biographic
Written by Qian Linsen
Zhang Jianguang
Directed by Lee Moon-ki
Starring Danny Chan
Michelle Lang
Ted E. Duran
Hazen MacIntyre
Wang Luoyong
Natalia Dzyublo
Opening theme Bruce Lee's Battle Call (吶喊) performed by Emma Re
Ending theme Fist (拳頭) performed by Li Shu and Jin Long
Composer(s) Wang Bing
Country of origin China
Original language(s) Mandarin
No. of episodes 50
Production
Executive producer(s) Shannon Lee
Producer(s) Yu Shengli
Editor(s) Zhang Yifan
Location(s) Hong Kong
Foshan
San Francisco
Oakland
Seattle
Los Angeles
Thailand
Rome
Camera setup 16:9
Running time 45 minutes per episode
Broadcast
Original channel CCTV-1
Original airing 12 October 2008
The Legend of Bruce Lee
Simplified Chinese 李小龙传奇
Traditional Chinese 李小龍傳奇

The Legend of Bruce Lee is a Chinese biographic television series based on the life story of martial artist and actor Bruce Lee. The 50 episodes long series was produced and broadcast by CCTV and had been aired since 12 October 2008. It starred Hong Kong actor Danny Chan as Bruce Lee and American actress Michelle Lang as Lee's wife Linda Lee Cadwell. The production period spanned nine months, with filming taking place in China, Hong Kong, Macau, the United States, Italy and Thailand, with a budget of 50 million yuan (US$7.3 million).

Lee's daughter, Shannon Lee was credited as the executive producer.[1] Other martial artists such as Mark Dacascos, Ray Park, Gary Daniels, Ernest Miller and Michael Jai White are also featured in the series as well, playing the roles of familiars throughout Bruce Lee's life and career.

The Legend of Bruce Lee has seen increasing viewership since its debut in 2008. The first 14 episodes broke China's former record held by Chuang Guan Dong. According to the CSM survey held on 26 October 2008, the first 30 episodes of the series received viewership ratings above 10.35%. The finale episode attained a viewership rating of 14.87%; breaking CCTV's all-time high record set in 2003.

International syndications[edit]

  • Brazil: "Bruce Lee – A Lenda" began airing on Rede CNT on May 2, 2011.
  • Italy: "La Leggenda di Bruce Lee" began airing on RAI 4 from April 4.
  • United States: began airing on KTSF on weeknights at 9:00 pm from April 2009.
  • Vietnam: aired on HTV2 and DN1-RTV with a translated name Huyền thoại Lý Tiểu Long in 2009.
  • South Korea: 이소룡 전기 began airing on SBS from May 2009.
  • Japan: ブルース・リー伝説 began airing on BS NTV from October 3, 2009. It was released on DVD by VAP in 2010.
  • Canada: The Legend of Bruce Lee began airing on Fairchild Television on March 15, 2010.
  • Hong Kong: began airing on ATV Home on May 14, 2010 but with episodes trimmed from 45 minutes to just 30 minutes. The first four episodes included interviews with Danny Chan at the start of each episode. Also, the opening theme was replaced by the ending theme and vice versa.
  • Philippines: Begin airing on Q on June 28, 2010 replacing Idol World: Super Junior.
  • Taiwan: Begin airing on TTV on September 27, 2010.

Also, in the United States, Lions Gate Entertainment edited the series into a 183 minutes long film and released it on DVD on September 21, 2010.[2]

Cast[edit]

Cast Role
Danny Chan Bruce Lee
李小龍
Michelle Lang Linda Lee
琳達.埃莫瑞
Giulio Taccon Brandon Lee
李國豪
Ray Park Rolex
(Chuck Norris)勞力士
Michael Jai White Muhammad Ali
哈里森
Gary Daniels Elliott
埃里特
Mark Dacascos Thai kickboxer
察爾王
Tim Storms Wally Jay
威利.傑依
Yannick Van Dam Hoffman
(Robert Wall)
霍夫曼
Yu Chenghui Master Ye
(Yip Man)
葉問
Wang Luoyong Shao Ruhai
(James Yimm Lee)
邵如海
Gai Ke Mrs. Lee
李太太
Zhou Zhou Lee Hoi-chuen
李海泉
Bian Xiaoxiao Qin Xiaoman
(Maria Yi, Nora Miao and Betty Ting)
秦小曼
Hazen Lake MacIntyre George
喬治
Ted E. Duran Blair
布萊爾
Natalia Dzyublo Jones
瓊斯
Traci Ann Wolfe Julianna
嘉麗雅娜
Eric Chen Wong Shun Leung
黃淳梁
Liu Dong Taky Kimura
木村武之
Ning Li Dan Inosanto
伊諾山度
Gao Daowei Xu Wenhuai
(Raymond Chow)
許文懷
Zhang Lu Huang Li
(Lo Wei)
黃黎
Jia Meiying Xu Diya
(Ruby Chow)
徐迪雅
Lin Yumiao Ah Lin
阿林
Luc Bendza Jesse Glover
傑西.格魯夫
Ernest Miller Earnie Shavers
費雷澤
Leslie H. Collins William Dozier
威廉
Wang Gongyi Peter Lee
李忠琛
Cheng Yu Wang Lichao
王力朝
Li Yuan Yellow-skinned Kid
(Wong Jack Man)
黃皮小子

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