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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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Action | Comedy

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Rated PG-13 for martial arts violence | See all certifications »
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12 April 1979 (Hong Kong)  »

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Facial tics and furious kicks.
27 July 2003 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Its no joke, this movie is INSANE.

Hong Kongs most underated talent Yuen Biao and Hong Kongs greatest talent and my personal favorite Sammo Hung team up for some memorable scenes. The training montage is the best i have ever laid eyes on Yuen does back flips, kip ups, cartwheels, sommersaults and a plethora of other superhuman feats.... WHILE SKIPPING! Another act that had my jaw on the floor was Yuen Biao doing strait legged backwards tumbles with sharpend bamboo splints strapped to the back of his legs. Must be seen to be belived.

10/10 An often overlooked classic.


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