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Drunken Master (1978)

Zui quan (original title)
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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In the 2002 DVD Edition, Wong Fei-Hung is made to stand in the horse stance. His friend puts a chair under him. His father returns and sees the chair. As the father is walking up to Wong Fei-Hung the chair is missing. Then his father kicks the chair out from under him. See more »

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Followed by Drunken Master Killer (1994) 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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