WAY OF THE DRAGON
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One thing that stands out in this classic martial arts film written, directed and starring Bruce Lee is the number of colorful characters that shared some short but memorable screen time with the little dragon. 44 to be exact. Here, I have illustrated each character in their signature pose from a particular scene which I consider most memorable. Enjoy browsing and a trip down memory lane!

CHARACTER PROFILES

TANG LUNG
A true hero. Visiting from the New Territories outside of Hong Kong, his objective in Rome is to help the owner of a Chinese restaurant in trouble. An expert in kung fu, he loves nothing more than training. Extraordinary marksman with his wooden handmade darts.
Tang Lung character illustration by Marten Go
MEMORABLE QUOTES:
•  "We'll show him, Chinese boxing!"
•  "Movement number 4: Dragon seeks path. Dragon whips his tail!"
MS. CHEN CHING-HUA
Since her father's sudden passing, she became the owner of the Shanghai Chinese Restaurant in Rome. Her troubles with a syndicate for not selling the restaurant to them has led to her writing to her uncle in Hong Kong asking for help--she was expecting a lawyer.
Ms. Chen Ching-Hua character illustration by Marten Go
MEMORABLE QUOTES:
•  "How can you help me, you know my problems?"
•  "In Rome, you won't often find such food. Is it ok?"
UNCLE WONG
The head chef and father figure to all at the Shanghai Chinese Restaurant who always preaches tolerance even in the face of trouble. He longs to return to Hong Kong to see his family, but with little customers it is a dying wish.                                                          
Uncle Wong illustration by Preserved Dragons Marten Go
MEMORABLE QUOTES:
•  "Hey, hey, hey, hey becareful! Becareful! Don't wreck our own place. Don't let them get you riled up!"
JIMMY
The leader of the waiters at the Shanghai Chinese Restaurant. With little customers to serve, he teaches karate to the other waiters out back in the alley to defend against thuggery and harrassment by the syndicate.
Jimmy character illustration by Marten Go
MEMORABLE QUOTES:
•  "Chinese spareribs?"
•  "Hey you! You want to step outside?"
AH QUEN
The likeable, bubbly waiter who becomes a close aid to Tang Lung. He is the only waiter not to participate in learning karate or any foreign martial arts because he holds Chinese kung fu in the highest regard.
Ah Quen character illustration by Marten Go
MEMORABLE QUOTES:
•  "Yeah, Chinese boxer!"
•  "In this world of guns and knives, wherever Tang Lung may go to, he will always travel on his own."
TONY
The fun and outspoken waiter of the pack. He had potential to be a good student under Tang Lung with some fancy moves he picked up watching his master.                                                                                   
Tony character illustration by Marten Go
MEMORABLE QUOTES:
•  "Oh, Chinese boxing. I have heard that Chinese boxing lacks any real power..."

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