Fist of Fury/Fun Facts
From The Grindhouse Cinema Database
- Wah Yuen doubled for Bruce Lee in the fight scene between Chen and Yoshida where Chen does a somersault, while Jackie Chan doubled for the villain Suzuki when he is kicked back through the large paper windows.
- Bruce Lee choreographed his own fight scenes.
- Because of the movie's racial content and personal disagreements, Bruce Lee quit working with Lo Wei after this movie.
- The international title of this film was "Fist of Fury". In the United States the English dubbed version was released under the title "The Chinese Connection" to avoid confusion with "Fists of Fury", the title for the U.S. release of Bruce Lee's previous film Tang shan da xiong (1971). The U.S. title was a play on the title of the highly popular film The French Connection (1971).
- According to certain historical sources in China, the real-life Chen escaped from Shanghai successfully.
- In the film, Bruce Lee's character sets out to avenge the death of his teacher Huo Yuanjia (Fok Yuen Gap) and at one point during the film, the Chinese Wushu students are called "sick men of Asia" by their rivals. In real life, Huo Yuanjia was a legendary Wushu martial artist and in 1901, accepted the challenge of a Russian fighter who called all Chinese people "sick men of Asia".