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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Wong Fei-Hung (as Jacky Chan)
Siu Tin Yuen ...
Su Hua Chi / Sam Seed
Jang Lee Hwang ...
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 ...
Kwai Shan ...
Iron Head Rat
Hsia Hsu ...
King of Bamboo
Han Chen Wang ...
Restaurant Boss
Chun Hua Li ...


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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Comedy | Action

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

5 October 1978 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Drunken Master  »

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Woo-Ping Yuen:  Man with Bucket of Greens. See more »


In the restaurant fight scene when Sam Seed pulls Wong Fei-Hung underneath the table, the wire moving Wong is visible. See more »


Referenced in Last Hero in China (1993) See more »

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User Reviews

Two Thumbs Up, and Kicking the Crap Out of You, Like a Drunk...
31 May 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

What a wonderful film. This film has to rank amongst Chan's ultimate. There are so many incredible fights in this film, that you will certainly feel you're getting your money's worth.

The action is entertaining and beautiful. The comedy is rich and memorable.

I love the different factors that make a Hong Kong movie what it is. One of these factors is the quick zoom out from a shocked face, to the completed action. My favourite of these is in the restaurant, when Yuen Woo Ping's father laughs, then stops, as a fist comes into shot. The punch is blocked, and the camera zooms out, for the rest of the moves in the take. It's wonderful to watch, as it adds personality to the film, and tells you, "I'm from seventies Hong Kong, and I'm not gonna change for you!" Overall, one of my favourite films, and definitely one of Jackie's best.

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