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Drunken Master (1978)

Zui quan (original title)
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Wong Fei-Hung (Jackie Chan) is a mischievous, yet righteous young man, but after a series of incidents, his frustrated father has him disciplined by Beggar So (Yuen Siu-Tien), a master of drunken martial arts.

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Wong Fei-Hung (as Jacky Chan)
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Beggar So (as Yuen Hsiao Tien)
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Jim Ti-Sam (as Huang Cheng Li)
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Ko Choi (as Shih Tien)
Kau Lam ...
Wong Kei-Ying (as Chiao Lin)
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Tien Lung Chen ...
Bully (as Chiang Wang)
Hsia Hsu ...
Ceoi King-Tin
Chiu Jun Lee ...
(as Shih Fu-Tsai)
Han Chen Wang ...
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Kwai Shan ...
Iron Head Rat (as Yung Liu)
Chin Chiang ...
Da Kuai-Dai
Shun-Yee Yuen ...
Chen Kuo-Wei
Ging Man Fung ...
Li Wan-Hao
Hui Tsai
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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. 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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5 October 1978 (Hong Kong)  »

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Trivia

There is a clip (possibly a teaser or a deleted scene) in which Wong Fei-Hung demonstrates drunken boxing on the front lawn of Beggar So's home; the latter calls instructions throughout, with characters subsequently appearing on-screen. It appeared in the documentary "Cinema of Vengeance" and later as a "deleted scene" on some home video releases.

A photograph from this (Fei-Hung with his leg raised, holding both a tea cup and wine jar) is commonly used in various artworks. See more »

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Fei-Hung's shirt is dirty and clean between shots during the fight with Mr Chiu. See more »

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Spoofed in Dancing Master (1979) See more »

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Just mountains of fun...
11 June 2004 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Considered a classic of the kung fu genre, Jackie Chan's Drunken Master is everything I thought a kung fu movie would be: poor acting, worse humour (it's hilarious still ala Neil Hamburger) and superhuman fighting. It just gels so well together that I don't know why I have missed seeing this movie for so long.

The longer the film runs, the more ridiculous it gets yet it doesn't lose sight of the fact that it is to entertain and provide a spectacle. The Matrix boasted great fight scenes but even with their expensive technology, they couldn't beat this little killer from twenty odd years ago.

Essential viewing.


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