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Drunken Master (1978)
"Jui kuen" (original title)

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An undisciplined boy must learn Drunken Fist Kung Fu in order to stop an assassin.

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Wong Fei-Hung (as Jacky Chan)
Siu Tin Yuen ...
Su Hua Chi / Sam Seed
Jang Lee Hwang ...
Thunderleg
Kau Lam ...
Wong Kei-Ying (as Chiao Lin)
Linda Lin ...
Dean Shek ...
Professor Kai-Hsien
Ching Chiang ...
Da Kuai-Dai
Chiu Jun Lee ...
Ying's Student
Shun-Yee Yuen ...
Chen Kuo-Wei
Ging Man Fung ...
Li Wan-Hao
Tien Lung Chen ...
Bully
Kwai Shan ...
Iron Head Rat
Hsia Hsu ...
King of Bamboo
Han Chen Wang ...
Restaurant Boss
Chun Hua Li ...
Gorilla
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Storyline

The father of Wong Fei-hong, who has been attempting to teach his son kung-fu, but has found him too disobedient to teach and decides to send him off to his uncle, a cruel and torturous master of the 8-Drunken Genii kung-fu. After much suffering the son comes back to rescue the father from an assassin who has also previously humiliated Naughty Panther. Written by Jason Abbott <jasona@brimstone.com>

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Rated PG-13 for martial arts violence and language | See all certifications »

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Jackie Chan nearly lost an eye when Hwang Jig Lee kicked him in the head during the final fight scene. See more »

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After Won Fei Hung is beaten by Thunderleg and offered Beggar Su some wine, he drops the bowl, and Su catches it. If you slow-mo the DVD, for a split second you can see that the bowl goes past Su's foot, which is coming up to catch it. The film then cuts to a shot where the bowl is on Su's foot. See more »

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Fantastic Fun
27 January 2006 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This is one of the quality films from Jackie's early years made the year after Snake in Eagles Shadow with much of the same cast and crew this built on the comedic style of Kung Fu action that Jackie was to make his own. Of the two films I actually prefer the earlier Snake in.... but its this later film that is more often considered Chan's earliest masterpiece.

This is a more traditional set kung-fu film than the later stunt fests that made his name. The fighting styles on show are unique, inventive and fascinating to watch. The showdowns are impressive and with no trick photography, CG or massive effects fueled blow outs and shows just how good a martial artist Jackie is. The comedy works well and Jackies on screen master is very funny and they spark well off each other as a team.

This is a really good old style kung fu flick fans of Jackies later work such as Rush Hour etc. may not find what their looking for here this is Jackie in one of his most pure kung fu movies. But for anyone who loves martial arts you must see this!! Great entertainment 7/10


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