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Mad Monkey Kung Fu (1979)
"Feng hou" (original title)

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A disgraced former Kung Fu expert makes a living as a merchant with the help of a hot headed friend. When the men are harassed by gangsters, the merchant decided to teach his friend monkey boxing so they can defend their business.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Chia-Liang Liu ...
Chen
Hou Hsiao ...
Monkey (as Hsiao Ho)
Kara Hui ...
Miss Chen
Lieh Lo ...
Tuan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Siu Hung Cham
Shao-Hung Chan
Hsi Chang
Ling Wei Chen
Wing-Hon Cheung ...
Green Dragon (as Yung-Han Chang)
Szu-Ying Chien
Tien-Chu Chin
Chin-chiang Chou
Yue Fong ...
(as Yu Fang)
Ming Fung
Bao-Hsing Ho
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A crippled former Kung Fu expert earns a living as a candy merchant with a friend whom he hires to attract business. When the men are harassed by a local gang, the merchant teaches his colleague monkey boxing so as to defend their business. Written by Joey Lennox

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The best Lui Liang/and monkey style movie ever made!
21 February 2000 | by (los angeles, CA.) – See all my reviews

As a Bagua/Hsing-i instructor for over 20 years, I have witnessed many different levels of kung-fu expertise. 'Mad Monkey' is the best demonstration of footwork and kung-fu mastery that has ever been put on celluloid. Lui Liang's choreography and acting are first rate. As a viewer make sure to pay close attention to the demonstration of monkey style vs. all other 'hard' styles. In this demo., Liang shows how any martial artist should strive to become more and more loose/relaxed during a fight vs. what we are normally shown, which is the hero flexing his muscles and locking out into stiff poses for the camera. The story is gripping and the kung-fu is top notch, this is truly a martial masterpiece!


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