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Seasons:
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:
This series taught you how to live. See more (36 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 4 of 111)

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:
Anachronisms: In the title sequence, when teenage Caine is stick-fighting with Master Po, an electrical transmission tower can be seen in the background.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Pool Boys (2011)See more »

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23 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
This series taught you how to live., 19 April 1999
Author: John Emerick (johnemerick@excite.com) from Springfield, IL

Kung Fu is chinese for Teacher. I realize that a lot of viewers tuned in for the kicks. But I was more interested in the lessons on how to live your life in balance. Each week Caine would be given a new problem to deal with, and through flash-backs to his shaolin masters he would be reminded of how to deal with each situation with the use of Taoism. When one reads the Tao te Ching it is hard to relate much of it to contemporary life, but Kung Fu was like a sunday school lession for Taoists. I loved it and never missed one. I also have the pilot movie and the entire series on tape. One more thing, I also enjoyed it when he kicked the crap out of the bad guys.

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