I still remember as if it was yesterday, I was in my early teens. All of the older kids and my older brothers were talking about an amazing new action star, and they claimed he could beat up all the other current stars. The buzz was in the air, and if you did not see this new movie, you were not cool and you were out of the loop. The movie was “Big Boss” starring Bruce Lee.
The “Big Boss” has the highest number of killings for Bruce. Definitely by today's standard, I would not have been able to get into this movie due to the violence and action, but this was another era, no rentals or pay-per-view, so the theatre was the only way you could see a movie.
Eventually, I went into a “two-for-the-price-of-one” rerun theatre, where they showed a drama and an action film. When I left the theatre, I felt like I could do anything, fight anyone, and from then on, I was hooked on Martial Arts films. Immediately, I joined the closest Tae Kwon Do school to my house which was 24K or 15 miles away, then a closer school of Shotokan karate opened, so I moved there, and when I moved to Toronto, I joined Master Mo Chow in his Kung Fu school. “Big Boss” definitely changed my life.