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

R  |   |  Action  |  5 October 1979 (Hong Kong)
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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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Chia-Liang Liu ...
Chen
Ho Hsiao ...
Monkey
Ying-Hung Hui ...
Miss Chen
Lieh Lo ...
Tuan
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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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A Little Known Masterpiece!
7 January 2003 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

This is another great movie I had the good fortune to see for the first time on the big screen (thanks to Rick Baker et al). Back in the late 80's I was a relative newcomer to the genre and only really knew about the big three JC, SH & YB. I wasn't sure what to expect when I paid my hard earned money to see this in a "Triple bill of Classics" at the old Scala. I need not have worried, I was left breathless by this movie. If you're a fan of Hong Kong Action / Kung Fu movies and haven't seen this movie, do so NOW!

I recently watched this movie again, bit of a nostalgia weekend (May 2011), and was blown away all over again. Really is a top notch Kung Fu movie, they don't get much better! I'm pretty sure I will not be leaving it quite so long before it gets another viewing!


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