Cast and Crew: Raymond Chow (Associate Producer); Lalo Schifrin (Score); John Saxon, Robert Wall, Angela Mao, Bolo Yeung
What It’s About: Lee (Bruce Lee) infiltrates the martial arts tournament of crime lord Han (Kien Shih), a renegade from Lee’s Shaolin Temple. Lee is working on the behalf of an agency seeking to stop Han’s drug dealing and white slavery operations, but he has a personal reason as well: Han’s men killed his sister. Can Lee bring down Han?
Why Watch it Today?: Bruce Lee was born today in 1940. Although many would argue Lee’s earlier films were his best, Enter the Dragon was the film that made him a star in the United States and ignited the martial arts film craze of the mid 1970s. It is also a highly entertaining (if now extremely formulaic, in no small part due to director Robert Clouse essentially remaking it several times) romp with memorable dialogue and a fun supporting performance by Jim Kelly.
Mo Rating for Movember: The only Mo present is that of Braithwaite, the man who sends Lee out to infiltrate the tournament. Since it’s so awesome/ridiculous, I’m giving the film 2 out of 5 Mos.