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Knockabout is Sammo HungÂ's (TVÂ's Martial Law, The Legend Of Zu) brilliant cinematic achievement at merging comedy with kung fu. His meticulous blending of the two ingredients is vividly demonstrated in this film.

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Biao Yuen ...
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The Beggar
Ka-Yan Leung ...
Taipao (as Liang Chia-jen)
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Billy Chan ...
Casino henchman
Lung Chan ...
Broker
Hsi Chang ...
Innkeeper
Fat Chung ...
Big Eyes
Pak-Kwong Ho ...
Casino boss
Kuan-hsien Huang
Ching-Ying Lam ...
Casino henchman
Hoi Sang Lee ...
Painter Danno
Chia Yung Liu ...
Koo Wu-Tai / The Fox
Karl Maka ...
Police Captain
Mars ...
The Tiger (as Fo Sing)
Kuang Yu Wang ...
Matchmaker
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Knockabout is Sammo HungÂ's (TVÂ's Martial Law, The Legend Of Zu) brilliant cinematic achievement at merging comedy with kung fu. His meticulous blending of the two ingredients is vividly demonstrated in this film.

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Rated PG-13 for martial arts violence | See all certifications »
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it doesn't get any better than this
4 August 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After watching this the only comment i could make was that sammo hung actor, director is a damn genius I collect gallios and kung fu films and this is one of the greatest of all time easily in the top five. It starts off kind of silly the great yuen Biao in his (debut role)and the awsome Ka Yan Leung are brothers when lueng is killed by their teacher yuen gets revenge his new teacher is begger sammo they double team the master in a 15 minute duel the moves are so crisp and yuen sammo and Leung as well as the evil master Lau ka Wing are at the top of their game. this easily blows away the overrated shaw brothers films and yuen wo pings films from the same period. but you won't want to stop here,check out the Odd Couple ,The Victim Warriors Two, Blade of Fury and The Magnificent Butcher, you can thank me later.


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