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

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Action  |  5 October 1978 (Hong Kong)
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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
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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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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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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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I wish I could fight Drunken fist Style.
5 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is easily one of Jackie's best, even if it is one of his first roles where he plays a significant part. The fighting was amazing, and the training sessions with the red nosed master were funny as hell. I don't see Jackie complaining as much as he did as his character, but that didn't hurt it too bad.

The only thing I didn't like about this movie was in the English dub, they refer Wong Fei-Hung as "Freddy Hung". Seriously, Freddy?! That doesn't even sound like a name a martial artist would have! The kid that got his father knocked down also kind of irked me, as his voice sounded like it was being done by a older guy trying to imitate a kids voice. It just doesn't work.

The movie also had some kind of annoying sound effects, as was accustomed to older kung-fu movies. That loud whip-cracking noise whenever someone threw a blow, or got it blocked or hit someone. And there was also that wind cutting noise whenever someone threw a strike or moved their hands or feet. Besides these little annoyances, this was a great movie.

I actually tried to see if there were teachers that could teach me Drunken Boxing, but I found out the style can take many years to learn as it requires much former training in previous martial arts.


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