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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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Director:
Writers:
See-Yuen Ng (writer)
Lung Hsiao (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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User Reviews:
I wish I could fight Drunken fist Style. See more (66 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Jackie Chan ... 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 ... Fei-Hung's Aunt
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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shao-Hung Chan
Tin Shing Hoh ... Ying's Student
Ha Huang ... Master Chao
Chun Hua Li ... Gorilla
Ying Li
Tieh-Cheng Lin ... Restaurant Boss' Son (as Tit-Shing Lam)
Chiang Lo ... Waiter
Bo Tam ... Waiter
Jing Tang ... Hung's Cousin
Chi Ming Wong ... Waiter with Silly Teeth
Brandy Yuen ... Ying's Student
Woo-Ping Yuen ... Man with Bucket of Greens

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

Produced by
See-Yuen Ng .... producer
 
Original Music by
Fu Liang Chou 
 
Cinematography by
Hai Chang 
 
Film Editing by
Hsiung Pan 
 
Production Design by
Yuen-Tai Ting 
 
Art Direction by
Yuen-Tai Ting 
 
Makeup Department
Shao-Ping Kao .... makeup artist
Shui-Lin Lo .... makeup artist (as Jui-Lien Lu)
Kuo-Lan Pao .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tin Shing Hoh .... 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)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tieh-Hung Huang .... still photographer
Wei Lin .... lighting technician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kuan-Kai Kong .... costumer
 
Other crew
Hsi Tan .... continuity
Lun Tang .... production assistant
Yu Tang .... continuity
Chuo-Lun Ting .... script supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Zui quan" - 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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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Germany:12 (re-rating) (uncut) | New Zealand:M | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:12 (re-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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Trivia:
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 »
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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Kung Fu Sit (2014)See more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
I wish I could fight Drunken fist Style., 5 August 2007
Author: Baker-63 from United States

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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