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Kuang Ni (writer)
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Release Date:
13 July 1978 (Hong Kong) See more »
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Plot:
An apprentice farmer (Sammo Hung) ventures to the city and helps his family battle a gang of thugs. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Sammo Kam-Bo Hung ... Lung (as Samo Hung Kam Po)
Kwan Yeung ... Professor Bak (as Peter K. Yang)
Roy Chiao ... Chiu
Meg Lam (as Lin Jian Ming)
Hye-suk Lee (as Lee Hai Suk)
Ankie Lau (as Liu Shen Ping)
Chu Shih Lu
Ka-Yan Leung ... Bearded Fighter
Kuo-Hui Lo
Hoi Sang Lee
Hark-On Fung ... Gene
Fung Fung
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Billy Chan ... Thug / Action Movie Fighter
Wah Cheung
Wing-Hon Cheung
Yi-Hsiung Chi
Tien-Chu Chin
Wellson Chin
Yuet Sang Chin

Chi Ling Chiu (as Chih Ling Chao)
Fat Chung ... Fighter in Opening Credit Sequence
Yue Fong (as Yu Fang)
Ging Man Fung
Te Hu Hsiao
Ha Huang (as Wong Ha)
Ching-Ying Lam ... Action Movie Fighter
Chau Sang Lau (as Lee Ka)
King Chu Lee
Siu-Hung Leung
Ke Ming Lin
Hoi Mang ... Fighter in Opening Credit Sequence
Mars ... Fighter in Opening Credit Sequence
David Nick ... Boxer
Shu-Tsen Ou
Yung-sheng Pan
Gwa-Pau Sai
San Tai

Eric Tsang ... Party Host's Son
Ji Keung Wong
Wai Wong
Chieh Chiang Wu
Wei Yang
Biao Yuen ... Fighter in Opening Credit Sequence

Directed by
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kuang Ni  writer

Produced by
Fung-chi Yue .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Frankie Chan 
 
Cinematography by
Kuan-wei Liu 
 
Film Editing by
Kuo-Chuan Chiang  (as K.K. Chiang)
 
Costume Design by
Ngan-Ying Poon 
 
Makeup Department
Kuo Hsiung Chen .... makeup artist
Chih-hui Tai .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Sheng Li .... production manager (as Lee Sun)
Yung Liang .... assistant production manager (as Leung Rong)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eric Tsang .... assistant director (as Chen Chih Wei)
 
Art Department
Ning Liang .... props
 
Stunts
Hark-On Fung .... assistant stunt coordinator (as Fung Ku On)
Ha Huang .... assistant stunt coordinator (as Wong Hai)
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung .... stunt coordinator (as Samo Hung Kam Po)
Mars .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Hui-fu Huang .... set lighting
Keng-hao Liang .... lighting technician
 
Other crew
Yeung-Wah Kam .... script supervisor
Vincent Leung .... production assistant
Chih-hui Tai .... script supervisor
Peter Yang .... planner
 

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Also Known As:
"Enter the Fat Dragon" - Hong Kong (English title)
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Runtime:
USA:100 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The Asian actor dressed up as the black American fighter towards the end of the movie is a parody of Hollywood's casting during that time. Hollywood often cast white people to play Asians, so they cast an Asian man to play a black American.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Enter the Dragon (1973)See more »

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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Jacques Tati in Hong Kong, 25 June 2006
Author: (winner55) from United States

This movie is not a kung fu movie. This is a comedy about kung fu. And if, before making this film, Sammo Hung hadn't spent some time watching films by the great French comic filmmaker Jaques Tati (i.ie., e.g., esp. Jour de fête), he is certainly on the same wave length.

Personally, I think Tati's films are hilarious; but they're not to all tastes. Some have told me that they loathe his work. I've never figured out why, but I think it's because the character that Tati usually plays himself is so totally dead pan, so unaffected by the events around him (which he is usually causing) that many miss the more subtle comic bits happening around him.

At any rate, Tati's main shtick - or at least his best known - is to take a pretentiously upright petite bourgeoisie with 19th century sensibilities and drop him into 20th century France where he must confront a society that is largely defined by the gradual eroding of those sensibilities. He usually has serious difficulties with little things like record players or radios. He's a hazard in a car, but the world's no safer when he rides a bicycle. But through it all, he never loses his aplomb, which is derived from his inner recognition that the nineteenth century was more interesting than the 20th overall.

In a similar fashion, the character Sammo Hung himself plays is a country boy come to the big city of Hong Kong, utterly convinced that what makes the city interesting is that Bruce Lee made kung fu movies there. This gets him into trouble in small ways, since he takes in stride happenstance which would never be noticed in a small town but which are deemed inappropriate in a big city - such as the moment when he appears to be urinating in the street, A cop stops him, only to discover that Hung is actually just squeezing water out of his shirt, soaked during an accidental dip in the bay. What's interesting about this gag is why it is Hung doesn't understand what the cop's fuss is all about - in a country town, as long as no one's looking, if you gotta go you gotta go. In other words, Hung is not really urinating in the street - but he certainly would - and what's the problem officer? Of course Hung's obsession with Bruce Lee also gets him into big troubles as well. He beats a gang of thugs who have refused to pay his restaurant-owner uncle. Of course, in a Bruce Lee movie, the thugs would be considered trounced, and they would have learned their lesson. But in Hung's Hong Kong, reality unfortunately prevails, and the thugs return when he's not around, to trounce his uncle.

Of course, Hung finally triumphs in the end, just as Tati always did. Characters like this must always triumph (at least in comedy) because they are completely innocent, and as such, despite their comic missteps and misunderstandings, they really represent what is best in the humans we admire and wish to be. We don't really want to be Bruce Lee (who has to experience the loss of all of his friends before he gets a chance to beat the bad-guy), we, in our own innocence, really want a world where Lee's heroics are possible.

Unfortunately, that world only exists on film.

"Ah, but what if...?" - and in that question we find Sammo Hung at his comic best.

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