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Director:
Writers:
See-Yuen Ng (writer)
Woo-ping Yuen (writer)
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Release Date:
5 October 1978 (Hong Kong) See more »
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Plot:
An undisciplined boy must learn Drunken Fist Kung Fu in order to stop an assassin. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Jackie Chan ... Wong Fei-Hung (as Jacky Chan)
Siu Tin Yuen ... Su Hua Chi / Sam Seed
Jang Lee Hwang ... Thunderleg
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Siu Hung Cham
Tien Lung Chen ... Bully
Ching Chiang
Ging Man Fung ... Mr. Li
Hsia Hsu ... King of Bamboo
Ying Li
Chiao Lin
Linda Lin ... Fei-hung's aunt
Dean Shek ... Professor Kai-Hsien
Fu Tsan Shih
Kien Shih
Han Chen Wang
Casanova Wong
Pan Pan Yeung
Brandy Yuen
Shun-Yee Yuen ... Chen Kuo-Wei
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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)
 
Stunts
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 Ting .... production assistant
 

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Additional Details

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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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for martial arts violence and language (re-rating)
Runtime:
111 min
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Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Germany:12 | 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 (heavily cut)

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Trivia:
Jackie Chan nearly lost an eye when Hwang Jig Lee kicked him in the head during the final fight scene.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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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Referenced in DragonBlade (2005)See more »

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13 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Jackie Chan's finest hour, 8 December 2004
Author: Mash khan from Birmingham

This for me is Jackie Chan's finest, and is the film which propelled him to super stardom in Hong Kong. Whilst other martial artists were trying to be the new Bruce Lee, Jackie did something different. Why replace the irreplaceable when you could do something completely different? What Jackie did was introduce slapstick into the Kung Fu formula, the rest as they say is history.

Jackie stars as Freddy Wong aka (Wong Fei Hung) depending upon which dub you watch. A juvenile delinquent with a penchant for feeling up immediate female members of his family. His father, fed up of his delinquency hires Sam Seed aka The Drunken Master to teach him some discipline as well as his secret fighting style. Naturally the two get off on the wrong foot but learn to respect each other as the film goes on whilst of course getting into the obligatory scrapes and japes. There is of course a villain of the piece in this case its the Tae Kwan Do master Hwang Jan Lee as the underworld assassin "Thunderfoot" who in real life was just as badass as he is in the film.

So it's all pretty derivative then? Well yes and no. There is a genuine rapport between Jackie and Yu Su Tien as pupil and teacher. The martial arts is brilliantly choreographed and inventive (the scene in the restaurant is probably my favourite) and the whole thing has a "joie de vivre". Watching it, it seems to me that the actors had a ball making the film. Which is just as well as I had a ball watching it.

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