No, it wasn't Bruce (respect!) Lee. The emphasis was on stealing, I don't think you could fight at all, in fact I suspect any contact was fatal. I think you were a French jewel thief, and the environment was similar to the inside of a hotel with corridors giving you access to lots of rooms.
Sorry this is vague, but it was a long time ago, and I don't think we came across the game more than 3 or 4 times.