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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
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
Siu Hung Cham
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)
 
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: 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 Cinema of Vengeance (1994)See more »

FAQ

What are the differences between the HongKong DVD Version and the Original Version?
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Amazing, 14 January 2005
Author: MyOpinionIsFact from United States

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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