Finishing the Game

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Finishing the Game
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Justin Lin
Produced by Julie Asato
Salvador Gatdula
Justin Lin
Written by Josh Diamond
Starring James Franco
Roger Fan
Sung Kang
Dustin Nguyen
McCaleb Burnett
MC Hammer
Ron Jeremy
Annabella Thorne
Music by Brian Tyler
Cinematography Tom Clancey
Edited by Greg Louie
Distributed by IFC Films
Release dates
Running time
88 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Finishing the Game is a 2007 mockumentary which focuses on Bruce Lee's final movie Game of Death. Lee died prior to finishing that movie, having shot only a few of the final fight scenes. However, the rest of the film was finished using a Bruce Lee double and a new script. Finishing the Game is a comedy which satirizes the production of Lee's final film while dealing with racial stereotypes on the Asian community. It was shot in a mere 18 days. The film was directed and produced by Justin Lin, the director of the films Better Luck Tomorrow, Annapolis, and The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.

Finishing the Game stars Roger Fan, Sung Kang, Dustin Nguyen, McCaleb Burnett, James Franco, MC Hammer, Ron Jeremy and Parry Shen. Its world premiere took place at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, where it was an Official Selection. It was also selected as the opening night film at the 25th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, the 23rd VC FilmFest aka Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival in Los Angeles, the 30th Asian American International Film Festival in New York, the DisOrient Film Festival of Oregon, the Asian Film Festival of Dallas, the 2007 DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival, and the 11th Annual Vancouver Asian Film Festival.


Part of the cast at 2007 Sundance Film Festival.


Reviews were mixed to negative. The film currently holds a "Rotten" rating of 35% on Rotten Tomatoes.


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