The 'Italian thug' in WOTD – Piet Schweer

Joined: January 3rd, 2009, 2:05 pm

January 12th, 2017, 6:33 am #21

Did he sell to an Italian collector?
Here are baker and Morgan listed as thugs. Didn´t know they were in the movie. Did you notice them?
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Brendon
Brendon

January 12th, 2017, 9:34 am #22

No, they weren't in WOTD (NT)
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January 12th, 2017, 12:07 pm #23

also looking forward to Part 5
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January 12th, 2017, 1:02 pm #24

I also never noticed them, but they are listed here (forgot the link) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068935/ful ... t_ov_st_sm

Maybe a mistake.
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Old John
Old John

January 12th, 2017, 2:21 pm #25

There were 2 guys that looked like Baker and Morgan. One is confirmed to be Piet Schweer and another an unknown beared guy. IMDB surely mistook their identities.
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Joined: February 12th, 2005, 9:39 pm

January 13th, 2017, 1:41 am #26

Yes, he sold at a huge sum which was why he has the money to open his Bruce Lee Cafeteria in the 90s. But Benn was bad at managing business. His business got wind up few years later. He blamed it at high rental. Now, Benn is living in Shanghai.
My Italian mate is the collector's friend. He saw it. He said the footage runs around 15 min or so. It has Lee dancing Cha Cha while the foreign extras sang, beat the drums and played the guitar. Nice footage shot.
Has no intentions of ever making the footage available to Bruce Lee fans?
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Marcus
Marcus

January 13th, 2017, 4:00 am #27

He spent a huge sum of money on getting the footage. He has all right to keep it to himself and have no obligation to make it available for free on youtube or give it to the Estate who likes to sue BL's sellers.

The issue is Estate is not interested in working with these parties to get it for the fans. Their excuses are always the same, sorry the seller is asking for too much money, sorry the market is too small, sorry we better produce some new BL products like condoms, wine, even new BL movies etc. which can make more profit......

BL fans don't blame they don't exist because you never see them.
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Ricky
Ricky

January 21st, 2017, 2:44 am #28

Piet Schweer was one of the white extra who worked in Bruce’s WOTD as the Italian thug. He had some brief appearances in this movie. One in the restaurant and another at the back alley where he and the other 3 thugs took on Tang Lung (BL). Of course, he and the rest were all KO by Tang Lung completely.

To make the characters of the thugs stood out to the audience, Bruce was good in getting 4 various types of thugs to appear in those scenes, a tall black guy, a fat white guy, a fair look black guy(?) and a tall lean white guy, i.e. Piet Schweer. Audience could still remember their expressions after all these years though they all appeared briefly in WOTD. Credits have to go to the director, BL.

Actually, Piet Schweer was among the group of Guailos (HK names of white devils) being picked by Bruce to play the extras in WOTD. Some of them were actually friends of Bruce’s brother Robert Lee, who was once a pop artist in HK. These extras knew music and would play the drums, guitars etc. while singing during the interval of the shooting. Bruce would join them in the singing sessions too. One of his favorite songs was a Spanish translated English song, “Guantanamera.” He would get one of the extra to sing it again and again until that extra got sick of it.

Piet Schweer is still alive and has put on weight after these years. He surely looks better than the thin, unhealthy look thug in WOTD. In his facebook, he showed few photos which he appeared in WOTD and he wrote about Bruce, “Only the Best. It was much fun (and some pain - real blows) to work with him and see him working.”


Piet Schweer’s WOTD photo in his FB:


Piet Schweer changed the role with a rickshaw driver. He became the rickshaw driver and the driver became the passenger. Funny pose taken in front of the HK’s Peninsula Hotel:


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January 21st, 2017, 11:25 am #29

Any known interview with Ricardo Billy? (NT)
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Joined: July 16th, 2003, 11:43 am

January 21st, 2017, 11:33 am #30

he is not the bearded guy. Malisa Longo is married to Riccardo (bank manager in WAY).

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