Finishing the Game


1h 28m 2007

Brief Synopsis

The unexpected death of Bruce Lee, a worldwide phenomenon and established movie star, came at the zenith of his popularity. Having already shot scenes for his upcoming movie "Game of Death," studio heads decided to complete the film by launching a search for his replacement attracting hopefuls from

Film Details

MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Comedy
Period
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Alex¿S Gourmet Catering; Cherry Sky Films; Now Clear This!; Soundelux
Distribution Company
First Take (IFC); First Take (Ifc); IFC Films; Serenity
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 28m

Synopsis

The unexpected death of Bruce Lee, a worldwide phenomenon and established movie star, came at the zenith of his popularity. Having already shot scenes for his upcoming movie "Game of Death," studio heads decided to complete the film by launching a search for his replacement attracting hopefuls from all around the world. The exhaustive, worldwide search for that replacement is seen through the eyes of five somewhat unlikely yet, prime candidates. A wannabe b-movie actor who shares the same initials as the legend; a starry-eyed doctor; a traumatized refugee; a southern bumpkin with a penchant for chili fries and an Asian American activist of questionable ethnic origin--all vie to follow in the legend's sizable steps, but ultimately fight for something far removed from a career-making role. As the lengthy audition process intensifies and good-natured camaraderie gives way to backstabbing rivalry, the five subjects' eyes are opened as they learn that the scripted game pales in comparison to the real one.

Crew

Tsuyoshi Abe

Stunts

Jamie Alban

Makeup

Robert Alonzo

Stunts

Nathan Antunez

Generator Operator

Go Aoyama

Visual Effects

Joe Aranda

Caterer

Julie Asato

Producer

Hanna Azboy

Casting Assistant

Evan Ball

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Chris Barber

Construction Coordinator

Kelsey Bauman

Location Assistant

Angela Boisvert

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Cosmas Paul Bolger Jr.

Film Lab

Barnacle Brothers

Construction

Peter A Brown

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Peter A Brown

Supervising Sound Editor

Rachele Cazares

Costumes

Rachele Cazares

Costume Supervisor

Masateru Chae

Assistant Location Manager

Tada Chae

Associate Producer

Tada Chae

Location Manager

Eugene Cheung

Production Assistant

Carl Choi

Associate Producer

Curtis Choy

Sound Mixer

Charles Chu

Office Runner

James Chu

Graphic Artist

Tom Clancey

Director Of Photography

Patrick Cortez

On-Set Dresser

Lisa Coto

On-Set Dresser

Lisa Coto

Props Assistant

Lisa Coto

Property Master

Kelley Sean Crawford

Property Master

Kris Cruz

Production Assistant

Kris Cruz

Grip

Sharon Dang

Graphics Coordinator

Sharon Dang

Graphic Designer

Sharon Dang

Titles

John David Denison

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Josh Diamond

Screenplay

Von Do

Graphics Coordinator

Aaron Sean Donovan

Painter

Brandon Dumlao

Grip

Brandon Dumlao

Driver

Michelle Dunton

Researcher

Joe Dzuban

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Timothy Farrell

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Brandon Flyte

Graphic Artist

Ernesto M Foronda

Music Supervisor

Salvador Gatdula

Producer

Robert Gill

Colorist

Brad Gilmore

Casting Director

Jeff Gou

Executive Producer

Heidi Graham

Special Effects Coordinator

Stephen P Greim

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Candi Guterres

Titles

Candi Guterres

Production Designer

Candi Guterres

Coproducer

Chris Hanke

On-Set Dresser

Christopher J. Hanke

On-Set Dresser

Beau Heggen

Carpenter

Asal Hejazi

Production Assistant

Adam Hennessey

Casting

Archie Hernandez

Assistant Director

Anson Ho

Video

Anson Ho

Associate Producer

Anson Ho

Post-Production Assistant

Owen Holdren

Film Lab

Owen Holdren

Digital Effects Artist

David Huang

Photography

Joan Huang

Executive Producer

Lela Huff

Production Assistant

Caitlin Hunt

Film Lab

Yoshio Iizuka

Stunts

Anant Jiemjitpolchai

Grip

Anant Jiemjitpolchai

Transportation Captain

Anant Jiemjitpolchai

Driver

Cory Chu Keenan

Set Production Assistant

Jaime Serene Kelly

Makeup Artist

Ryan Kim

Researcher

Ryan Kim

Production Assistant

Ryan Kim

Assistant Director

Ryan Kim

Office Runner

Yoshio Kohashi

Digital Effects Artist

Ken Kokka

Assistant Camera

John Koyama

Stunts

Jamie Lai

Production Assistant

Aleksandra Landsberg

Assistant Set Decorator

Drew Lauer

Assistant Camera

Drew Lauer

Production Assistant

Pam Lavallee

Casting Assistant

Eric Leach

Director Of Photography

Ryan Lennon

Set Costumer

Eric Leong

Best Boy Grip

Eric Leong

Driver

Evan J Leong

Coordinator

Evan J Leong

Unit Director

Evan J Leong

Coproducer

Evan J Leong

Post-Production Supervisor

Evan J Leong

Transportation Coordinator

Justin Lin

Screenplay

Justin Lin

Producer

Ray Lin

Assistant Location Manager

Ken Locsmandi

Colorist

Greg Louie

Editor

Austin Lovell

On-Set Dresser

Sean Main

Visual Effects Producer

Dominik Mainl

Assistant Camera

Michelle Mastrorio

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Akiko Matsumoto

Hair Stylist

B.j. Mcdonnell

Steadicam Operator

Kurt Meisenbach

Set Decorator

Mark Allan Miller

Photography

Ben Minty

On-Set Dresser

Isa Mitsuhara

Carpenter

Shana Siobhan Mora

Craft Service

Paul Morgan

Carpenter

Makiko Morimoto

Hair Stylist

Steve Mulcahey

Key Grip

Michelle Mungcal

Makeup

Michelle Mungcal

Hair

Kathy Munro

Colorist

Maya Murakami

Makeup

Chris Nguyen

Researcher

Chris Nguyen

Office Runner

Yoko Nobushi

Hair Stylist

Tsuyoshi Ogawa

Hair Stylist

Sheri S. Ozeki

Music Editor

Dawn Palmer

Video

Michael Pecchia

Software Engineer

George Pereyra

Sound Effects Editor

Christie Phan

Set Production Assistant

Angie Pop

Assistant Director

Allesandra Ralston T Said

Art Director

Allesandra Ralston T Said

Scenic Artist

Mahshid Rezapour

Production Assistant

Kiersten Ronning

Costume Supervisor

Matt Rosen

On-Set Dresser

Eileen Rosete

Set Production Assistant

Heather Sangria

Production Assistant

Natsumi Sawabe

Hair Stylist

Donnie Saylor

Foley

Zach Shaw

On-Set Dresser

John Smart

Rights & Clearances

Sebastian Sokolowski

Assistant Camera

Sergei Sorokin

Assistant Camera

Angela Sostre

Associate Producer

E Casey Stangel

Video

Greg Stevenson

Set Production Assistant

Jeff Stewart

Gaffer

Russ Sueyoshi

Digital Effects Artist

Eileen Suong

Costumes

S Forest Swartout

Visual Effects Producer

Don Tai

Stunt Coordinator

Matt Taylor

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Dennis Thomas

Post-Production Assistant

Dennis Thomas

Assistant Director

Elsi Thompson

Costumer

Aaron Toney

Stunts

Donny Tran

Props Assistant

Jimmy Tsai

Accountant

Rena Tsukamoto

Painter

Christina Tuivaiti

Production Assistant

Brian Tyler

Music Producer

Brian Tyler

Song Performer

Brian Tyler

Music Composer

Brian Tyler

Music

Brian Tyler

Song

Jon J. Valera

Stunts

Jerome Villarin

Assistant Director

Jerome Villarin

Craft Service

Andrew Webb

Driver

Keiko Wedding

Hair Stylist

Mike Wilson

Stunts

Hosanna Wong

Photography

Jason Wu

Location Assistant

Yuko Yamauchi

Hair Stylist

Annie Yun

Costume Designer

Daniel Zhao

Location Assistant

Carsten Zimmermann

Production

Film Details

MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Comedy
Period
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Alex¿S Gourmet Catering; Cherry Sky Films; Now Clear This!; Soundelux
Distribution Company
First Take (IFC); First Take (Ifc); IFC Films; Serenity
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 28m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall October 5, 2007

Released in United States January 2007

Released in United States October 26, 2007

Released in United States on Video June 24, 2008

Released in United States January 2007 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Park City at Midnight) January 18-28, 2007.)

Released in United States on Video June 24, 2008

Released in United States Fall October 5, 2007 (NY)

Released in United States October 26, 2007 (Los Angeles)