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Drunken Master (1978) More at IMDbPro »Jui kuen (original title)

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Drunken Master -- Jackie Chan stars as the mischievous young son of a martial arts school master who is sent to his sadistic uncle for discipline training in this comedy kung fu classic.


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See-Yuen Ng (writer)
Woo-Ping Yuen (writer)
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Release Date:
5 October 1978 (Hong Kong) See more »
An undisciplined boy must learn Drunken Fist Kung Fu in order to stop an assassin. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Just mountains of fun... See more (64 total) »


  (in credits order)

Jackie Chan ... 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 ... Fei-Hung's Aunt
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
Jing Tang ... Hung's Cousin
Ha Huang ... Master Chao
Brandy Yuen ... Ying's Student
Tin Shing Hoh ... Ying's Student
Tieh-Cheng Lin ... Restaurant Boss' Son (as Tit-Shing Lam)
Chi Ming Wong ... Waiter with Silly Teeth
Bo Tam ... Waiter
Chiang Lo ... Waiter
Woo-Ping Yuen ... Man with Bucket of Greens
Shao-Hung Chan
Ying Li
Fu Tsan Shih
Kien Shih
Casanova Wong
Pan Pan Yeung

Directed by
Woo-Ping Yuen 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lung Hsiao  writer
See-Yuen Ng  writer
Woo-Ping Yuen  writer

Produced by
See-Yuen Ng .... producer
Original Music by
Fu Liang Chou 
Cinematography by
Hui Chang 
Film Editing by
Hsiung Pan 
Production Design by
Yuen-Tai Ting 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lung Hsiao .... assistant director
Wen Lo .... assistant director
Art Department
Shi Cheng Yang .... props
Sound Department
Hung-Ta Chi .... sound recordist
Erick Jolley .... sound editor (english version)
Hsia Hsu .... stunt coordinator
Brandy Yuen .... assistant stunt coordinator (as Yuen Chun-Wai)
Corey Yuen .... assistant stunt coordinator
Shun-Yee Yuen .... assistant stunt coordinator
Woo-Ping Yuen .... stunt coordinator
Biao Yuen .... additional stunt double: Jackie Chan (uncredited)
Other crew
Lun Tang .... production assistant
Chuo-Lun Tu .... production assistant

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Also Known As:
"Jui kuen" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Challenge" - India (English title)
"Drunken Monkey in the Tiger's Eyes" - Hong Kong (English title)
"The Drunken Master" - Philippines (English title)
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Rated PG-13 for martial arts violence and language (re-rating)
111 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Germany:12 (re-rating) (uncut) | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:12 (video rating) (2007) | UK:15 (video rating) (1986) | USA:R (original rating) | USA:PG-13 (re-rating) | West Germany:16 (nf) (heavily cut)

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Jackie Chan nearly lost an eye when Hwang Jig Lee kicked him in the head during the final fight scene.See more »
Revealing mistakes: In the restaurant fight scene when Sam Seed pulls Wong Fei-Hung underneath the table, the wire moving Wong is visible.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Chop Socky: Cinema Hong Kong (2003) (TV)See more »


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42 out of 49 people found the following review useful.
Just mountains of fun..., 11 June 2004
Author: fortymilliondaggers from Sydney, Australia

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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