Kung Fu (1972–1975)

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The adventures of a Shaolin Monk as he wanders the American West armed only with his skill in Kung Fu.

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 Kwai Chang Caine / ... (63 episodes, 1972-1975)
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 Master Po (48 episodes, 1972-1975)
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 Young Caine (48 episodes, 1972-1975)
Philip Ahn ...
 Master Kan (40 episodes, 1972-1975)
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Kwai Chang Caine is a Shaolin Monk who is on the run after he killed the Chinese Emperor's nephew after that coward killed his teacher in cold blood with a gun. He flees to America both to escape retaliation and to search for his brother in order to settle down in this new land. However, in his travels in the wild west, he can not help but continually run into trouble from desperados and other ruffians as they oppress the innocent, while bounty hunters pursue the price on his head. Against this, he has his skill of Kung-fu martial arts which proves to be devastatingly effective in this gun-dominated land. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@home.com>

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The only reason this show went off the air was because star David Carradine quit the series. He had sustained so many injuries, he felt he could not go on. The show got high ratings all three seasons it aired. See more »

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In the title sequence, the close-up shots of Caine's arms moving into position over the cauldron show his right arm covering both the dragon AND the tiger. See more »

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"do you not hear the grasshopper at your feet?"
30 December 2003 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

David Carridine plays the shoalin monk, philosopher, priest, drifter, defender, dreamer, ......as he simply says, "I am Caine."

The music of Jim Helms is eerie and completely apt.

Performances are good, especially that of Keye Luke as the venerable Master Po.

People often ask, "why don't they make shows like this anymore?" Some answer, "because no one wants to watch them".

Truth is, the art of writing a decent screenplay for television has gone the way of the Dodo bird. They're all mediocre, untalented, overpaid, underworked hacks!


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