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Drunken Master (1978)

Zui quan (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 (as Hsiao Tieng Yuen)
Jang Lee Hwang ...
Thunderleg
Dean Shek ...
Professor Kai-Hsien (as Tien Shih)
Kau Lam ...
Wong Kei-Ying (as Chiao Lin)
Linda Lin ...
Tien Lung Chen ...
Bully (as Chiang Wang)
Hsia Hsu ...
King of Bamboo
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 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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Siu Tin Yuen played this same role again in the films The Story of Drunken Master (1979) (Story of Drunken Master) and Jiu xian shi ba die (1979) (World of the Drunken Master). See more »

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