Birth of the Dragon Movie

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Who's Involved:

Billy Magnussen, George Nolfi, Christopher Wilkinson, Michael London, Stephen J. Rivele, Simon Yin, Philip Ng, Xia Yu, JingJing Qu, Jin Xing, Janice Williams, James Hong Pang, Leo Shi Young

Release Date:

Friday, August 25, 2017 (Limited)

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 1 hr, 31 m

Plot: What's the story about?

Set against the backdrop of 1960s San Francisco, Birth of the Dragon is a modern take on the classic movies that Bruce Lee was known for. It takes its inspiration from the epic and still controversial showdown between an up-and-coming Bruce Lee and kung fu master Wong Jack Man – a battle that gave birth to a legend.

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Cast: Who stars in it?

Crew: Who's making Birth of the Dragon

A look at the Birth of the Dragon behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director George Nolfi last directed The Banker and The Adjustment Bureau. The film's writer Christopher Wilkinson last wrote A Star Is Born and All Eyez On Me.


Michael London
James Hong Pang
Janice Williams
Leo Shi Young


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Production Companies

Groundswell Productions

WWE Studios

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Production: What we know about Birth of the Dragon

Key Facts

  1. Martial Arts Supervisor: Corey Yuen
  2. The film recreates the mid-1960’s fight between Lee and Wong from the point of view of a young martial arts student whose allegiance became torn between Lee and Wong Jack Man. To this day, people still argue about who won the famous fight, but one thing is certain: after his battle with Wong, Bruce Lee reinvented himself and his style of kung fu.

Filming Timeline

On or about July 13, 2017, the film was in Completed status.

On or about February 3, 2017, the film was in Post-Production status.

On or about November 17, 2015, the film was in Production status.

Principal photography began on November 17 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Birth of the Dragon Release Date: When was it released?

Birth of the Dragon was released in 2017 on Friday, August 25, 2017 (Limited release). There were 13 other movies released on the same date, including Leap!, All Saints and Crown Heights.

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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