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"Jui kuen" (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
Jang Lee Hwang ...
Thunderleg
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 ...
Bully
Kwai Shan ...
Iron Head Rat
Hsia Hsu ...
King of Bamboo
Han Chen Wang ...
Restaurant Boss
Chun Hua Li ...
Gorilla
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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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5 October 1978 (Hong Kong)  »

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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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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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Amazing
14 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Drunken Master is probably the movie that cemented Jackie Chan's stardom (credited as Jacky Chan). Although slightly addled by some the corniness that is common in Chinese comedies, there are also some very funny moments. But a martial arts movie, of course, is really about the fighting. What can I say? The kung fu starts out good and gets better and better and better until the final fight scene that you will want to watch multiple times (some parts in slow motion). The situations of the film will feel fresh and original to viewers that have seen mostly Hollywood films. As to be expected from an 1978 Asian movie, the sound and video are not up to today's standards and shouldn't be criticized because of that as is often done by young and naive viewers. This film offers you a chance to see expert martial artists doing physical stunts that almost nobody can do. If you can see the beauty in that (or dance, or bodybuilding, or anything else that requires dedication and loads of practice before the end product) you will love this movie. If not, Drunken Master will make you laugh a few times too.


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