Enter The Dragon (1973)

Rating: ****
Director: Robert Clouse
Cast: Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Jim Kelly, Angela Mao, Bob Wall, Samo Hung, Shih Kien

Bruce Lee breaks into America with this big budget slam-bang Hollywood/Hong Kong film. Bruce Lee is a master martial artist who gets asked by the United States government to go to a fighting tournament on a powerful druglord's island and get the evidence required to bust him. Fighters from all over the world come to the event, including the token white guy Roper (John Saxon), and the token black guy Williams (Jim Kelly). They naturally get in trouble on master Han's island and he makes life hard for them, while Lee is busy sneaking around trying to find out the terrible secrets that the island is hiding. Naturally, the whole thing explodes into a kung fu free-for-all with Lee and Han facing off in the now classic room of mirrors. Great fighting and stunts, and the whole thing has a kind of James Bond feel to it. Dozens of popular Hong Kong actors make cameos in the film including Samo Hung, Jackie Chan, Yuen Biao, Yuen Wah, Bolo Yueng, Mars, and Lam Ching Ying who served as Lee's stunt double. A groundbreaking cinematic achievement that's also a lot of fun to watch.