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1 | 2 | 3
Release Date:
14 October 1972 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The adventures of a Shaolin Monk as he wanders the American West armed only with his skill in Kung Fu. Full summary »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 5 wins & 7 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Something Different See more (36 total) »

Cast

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David Carradine ... Kwai Chang Caine / ... (63 episodes, 1972-1975)

Radames Pera ... Young Caine (47 episodes, 1972-1975)

Keye Luke ... Master Po (46 episodes, 1972-1975)
Philip Ahn ... Master Kan (39 episodes, 1972-1975)
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Series Directed by
Richard Lang (16 episodes, 1973-1974)
Jerry Thorpe (8 episodes, 1972-1974)
Marc Daniels (5 episodes, 1974-1975)
Harry Harris (5 episodes, 1974-1975)
John Llewellyn Moxey (4 episodes, 1973-1974)
Robert Butler (4 episodes, 1973)
Walter Doniger (3 episodes, 1973)
Charles S. Dubin (3 episodes, 1973)
David Carradine (3 episodes, 1974)
Robert Totten (2 episodes, 1973)
Barry Crane (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
Robert Michael Lewis (2 episodes, 1974)
Gordon Hessler (2 episodes, 1975)
 
Series Writing credits
Ed Spielman (63 episodes, 1972-1975)
Herman Miller (62 episodes, 1972-1975)
John T. Dugan (7 episodes, 1973-1975)
William Kelley (6 episodes, 1973-1974)
Ed Waters (6 episodes, 1973-1974)
David Korn (5 episodes, 1974-1975)
Michael Michaelian (4 episodes, 1973-1974)
Katharyn Powers (4 episodes, 1973-1974)
A. Martin Zweiback (4 episodes, 1973)
Elinor Karpf (4 episodes, 1975)
Steven Karpf (4 episodes, 1975)
Robert Lewin (3 episodes, 1973-1974)
Robert Schlitt (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Theodore Apstein (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
Gerald Sanford (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
Abe Polsky (2 episodes, 1974)
Norman Katkov (2 episodes, 1975)

Kittridge Buston (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Jerry Thorpe .... executive producer / producer (63 episodes, 1972-1975)
Alex Beaton .... producer / associate producer / ... (61 episodes, 1972-1975)
Herman Miller .... producer (31 episodes, 1974-1975)
John Furia .... producer (12 episodes, 1973-1974)
 
Series Original Music by
Jim Helms (63 episodes, 1972-1975)
 
Series Cinematography by
Richard L. Rawlings (35 episodes, 1972-1974)
Chuck Arnold (24 episodes, 1974-1975)
Fred J. Koenekamp (3 episodes, 1972-1973)
 
Series Film Editing by
Gary Griffin (22 episodes, 1973-1975)
Joseph Dervin (16 episodes, 1973-1975)
Albert P. Wilson (10 episodes, 1974-1975)
David Rawlins (5 episodes, 1973)
George Watters (4 episodes, 1973-1974)
Carroll Sax (2 episodes, 1972)
Bill Lewis (2 episodes, 1973)
 
Series Casting by
Tom Jennings (33 episodes, 1974-1975)
Edward R. Morse (8 episodes, 1973-1974)
 
Series Art Direction by
Eugène Lourié (63 episodes, 1972-1975)
 
Series Set Decoration by
John Lamphear (47 episodes, 1973-1975)
Antony Mondello (15 episodes, 1972-1973)
 
Series Makeup Department
Frank Westmore .... makeup artist (36 episodes, 1972-1974)
Mary Keats .... hair stylist (24 episodes, 1973-1974)
Michael Hancock .... makeup artist (24 episodes, 1974-1975)
Thomas R. Burman .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1972-1973)
Virginia Darcy .... hair stylist (3 episodes, 1972-1973)
Mary Skolnik .... hair stylist (3 episodes, 1973)
 
Series Production Management
Robert M. Beche .... unit production manager (24 episodes, 1974-1975)
Austen Jewell .... unit production manager (23 episodes, 1973-1974)
Edward Haldeman .... unit production manager (15 episodes, 1972-1973)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jerry Ziesmer .... assistant director (19 episodes, 1973-1974)
Robert Doudell .... assistant director (14 episodes, 1974-1975)
Jerome M. Siegel .... assistant director (10 episodes, 1973-1974)
Ronald L. Schwary .... assistant director (6 episodes, 1973)
Robert Gilmore .... assistant director (6 episodes, 1974-1975)
Morris R. Abrams .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1972-1973)
Fred Gammon .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1974)

Lou Watt .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
William Randall .... sound (30 episodes, 1973-1974)
Jack C. May .... sound coordinator (24 episodes, 1974-1975)
Dean Salmon .... sound (18 episodes, 1974-1975)
Barry Thomas .... sound (5 episodes, 1974)
L. Ralph Zerbe .... sound (4 episodes, 1973)
Richard Raguse .... sound (3 episodes, 1972-1973)
 
Series Special Effects by
Joseph A. Unsinn .... special effects (59 episodes, 1973-1975)
 
Series Stunts
Greg Walker .... stunt liaison (47 episodes, 1973-1975)
Larry Holt .... stunts (4 episodes, 1974-1975)

Steven Burnett .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Gene LeBell .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Henry Salley .... wardrobe (57 episodes, 1973-1975)
 
Series Music Department
Jim Helms .... conductor (63 episodes, 1972-1975)
Steve Livingston .... music editor (32 episodes, 1973-1974)
 
Series Other crew
Lloyd Richards .... assistant: producers / assistant: producer / ... (58 episodes, 1973-1975)
Kam Yuen .... advisor: kung fu / technical advisor / ... (37 episodes, 1972-1975)
Ed Waters .... executive story consultant (31 episodes, 1973-1975)
David Chow .... technical advisor / advisor: kung fu (29 episodes, 1972-1974)
John Furia .... executive story consultant (12 episodes, 1973)
Norman Katkov .... executive story consultant (9 episodes, 1975)
 

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60 min (60 episodes) | Argentina:60 min
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Trivia:
John Saxon was offered the role of Caine but turned it down.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: In the title sequence the view of young Caine is looped in the pebble scene, as the smoke behind him reverses twice.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Day My Parents Ran Away (1993) (TV)See more »

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16 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Something Different, 22 August 2004
Author: Brian Washington (Sargebri@att.net) from Los Angeles, California

This will always be one of the more original series to come out of the 1970's. Imagine a Western where the main character is half Chinese and half Caucasian and doesn't use a gun. Now think of how this series wound up as one of the great cult classics of its era. Even though this series originally was the idea of Bruce Lee and would have featured him as the star, David Carradine still pulls off the job and comes off as very believable as Caine. You also can see that he tries not to play to stereotype, but he does make this show very mystical, which can be seen as a positive and as a negative. Also wonderful were Keye Luke as master Po, Phllip Ahn as master Kahn and, of course, Radames Pera as the young Caine. This show will always be a cult classic of its era.

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