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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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2.35 : 1 See more »
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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:
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:
Continuity: In the 2002 DVD Edition, Wong Fei-Hung is made to stand in the horse stance. His friend puts a chair under him. His father returns and sees the chair. As the father is walking up to Wong Fei-Hung the chair is missing. Then his father kicks the chair out from under him.See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Dancing Master (1979)See more »

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15 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Fantastic Fun, 27 January 2006
Author: no-skyline from London, England

This is one of the quality films from Jackie's early years made the year after Snake in Eagles Shadow with much of the same cast and crew this built on the comedic style of Kung Fu action that Jackie was to make his own. Of the two films I actually prefer the earlier Snake in.... but its this later film that is more often considered Chan's earliest masterpiece.

This is a more traditional set kung-fu film than the later stunt fests that made his name. The fighting styles on show are unique, inventive and fascinating to watch. The showdowns are impressive and with no trick photography, CG or massive effects fueled blow outs and shows just how good a martial artist Jackie is. The comedy works well and Jackies on screen master is very funny and they spark well off each other as a team.

This is a really good old style kung fu flick fans of Jackies later work such as Rush Hour etc. may not find what their looking for here this is Jackie in one of his most pure kung fu movies. But for anyone who loves martial arts you must see this!! Great entertainment 7/10

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