They Still Call Me Bruce

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"I'm being chased by the meanest, nastiest, ugliest gang in town... But I'm not takin' any bull."
  • PG
  • 1986
  • 1 hr 31 min
  • 4.7  (533)

They Still Call Me Bruce is a 1987 comedy film directed by Johnny Yune and featuring a star cast, including Johnny Yune, David Mendenhall, and Pat Paulsen. The film is a sequel to the 1982 movie They Call Me Bruce?, and follows the adventures of the hapless Korean-American Bruce who is mistreated by everyone around him because he is mistaken for a famous martial artist.

The movie opens with Bruce, who is now running his own karate school, being visited by a group of thugs who want him to pay protection money. Bruce refuses to pay and beats up the thugs, setting off a chain of events that eventually leads to his kidnapping by a group of gangsters. The gangsters, mistaking him for the famous martial artist Chuck Norris, plan to use Bruce to smuggle drugs into the United States.

Bruce manages to escape from the gangsters and heads to Hollywood to clear his name. In Hollywood, he meets a washed-up actor named Chuck, who decides to help Bruce clear his name in exchange for teaching him karate. The two embark on a hilarious adventure that takes them through the streets of Hollywood, where they encounter a host of colorful characters, including a hooker with a heart of gold, a lovestruck nerd, and a neighborhood watch group.

The film is a classic example of 1980s slapstick comedy, with Johnny Yune delivering a comic performance that is both endearing and hilarious. Yune's physical comedy is a highlight of the film, as he stumbles and bumbles his way through the various predicaments he finds himself in. His performance is reminiscent of the great comic actors of the silent era, and he manages to convey a great deal of emotion and humor without saying a word.

David Mendenhall is also excellent as Chuck, the washed-up actor who befriends Bruce. His deadpan delivery is a perfect counterpoint to Yune's manic energy, and the two actors have great chemistry as they navigate their way through the various challenges they encounter.

Pat Paulsen is also memorable in his cameo as the leader of the neighborhood watch group. His deadpan delivery and dry humor are perfectly suited to the film's tone, and he provides some much-needed comic relief in the midst of the film's more tense moments.

Overall, They Still Call Me Bruce is a classic 1980s comedy that is sure to delight fans of the genre. Its physical comedy, quirky characters, and offbeat humor make it a standout in a crowded field of similar films, and it remains a fan favorite to this day. If you're looking for a fun, lighthearted comedy that doesn't take itself too seriously, They Still Call Me Bruce is definitely worth a watch.

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    1 hr 31 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    4.7  (533)