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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 ...
Restaurant Boss
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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For many of the more athletic sequences, the 66-year-old Siu Tin Yuen was doubled by his sons, Cheung-Yan Yuen and director Woo-Ping Yuen. 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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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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