Bruce Lee (the real one) has just died, but mad scientist Professor
Lucas (Jon T.Benn) extracts some of the martial arts star's DNA and
creates three clones, which he aptly names Bruce Lee number 1 (Dragon
Lee), 2 (Bruce Le) and 3 (Bruce Lai). The professor of course has his own
sinister motives for his Bruce Lees, but first he rents them out to law
Bruce Lee number one takes down a film producer who also
has his hands in gold smuggling.
Bruce Lee numbers 2 and 3 go to
Thailand to hook up with a local Bruce Lee lookalike (Bruce Thai - really)
to fight a mad scientist who has found a way to turn men into invulnerable
bronze kung fu fighters to conquer the world (really). These bronze
fighters are though allergic to a certain kind of grass, so when the Bruce
Lees find out all they have to do to defeat the bronze men is to feed them
grass (which the bronze men for some reason seem to love to chew on), the
villain's days are numbered.
It's after this story that Professor Lucas
goes off the rockers and he forces his Bruce Lees to fight one another to
the death to determine who's the best - but his nurses side with the Bruce
Lees and turn off the magnetitators (?) which seem to mindcontrol them -
and now the Bruce Lees go after the Professor and kill everybody standing
in their way, including their erstwhile martial arts instructors
(includiong the omnipresent Bolo Yeung), and even if one of the Bruce lees
is killed by a deathray, the others manage to bring the professor to
The title might suggest a trashy laugh riot, and
for the most part, the movie delivers on that account. I mean, a film
featuring cloned Bruce Lees, bronze martial artists and a plot so silly
it's nothing short of hilarious, you're in for a treat.
That all said,
the film isn't perfect in its badness. On top of everything its pacing
sucks somewhat, and suggests that material from one or more other movies
are cut into this one (e.g. the whole story about Bruce 1 taking on a gold
smuggler doesn't have much to do with the rest of the film both
stylistically and narratively). And then there is of course the extended
fight scene that makes up the finale and that seems to go on forever - but
unfortunately, it's not all that well-staged and well-filmed.
all of its shortcomings though, Clones of Bruce Lee is pretty much
a must for all bad movie lovers!