With his first three films, Bruce Lee conquered the Hong Kong box office. With Enter the Dragon, he conquered Hollywood.
Lee (Bruce Lee), a shaolin disciple, has received an invitation to compete in a martial arts tournament held by the evil Mr. Han (Shek Kin), a renegade shaolin monk turned crime lord. A representative of an unknown British intelligence agency, Mr. Braithwaite (Geoffrey Weeks) has asked Lee to accept the invitation so that he can collect evidence that can bring down Han's empire. To make things even more personal, three years ago, Lee's sister Su Lin (Angela Mao) and grandfather were accosted by some of Han's men, and Su Lin killed herself rather than allow herself to be raped. Our other two protagonists are also participants in the tournament. One is Roper (John Saxon), a shifty, wise-cracking gambler who is deep in debt. Also competing is Roper's old friend Williams (Jim Kelly), an African-American karate expert on the run from the law for Breathing While Black. As Lee carries out his mission, Roper and Williams discover the dark underbelly of Han's empire, and all three will have to fight for their lives against a small army of Han's martial artists.