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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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Simply Jackie Chan at his finest 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 (as 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)
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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Director Cameo: [Woo-Ping Yuen]Man with Bucket of Greens.See more »
Continuity: At the Begining of the movie, when Wong Fei-Hung is being punish by his father and has to fight one of Mr. Li's men. Fei-Hung's Shirt was dirty, but in the other shots his shirt was clean.See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Dancing Master (1979)See more »


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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Simply Jackie Chan at his finest, 10 June 2005
Author: rustala from Deal, England

I don't have masses to say about this film, other than this by far Jackie Chan's finest hour. From the slapstick comedy and facial expression he always pulls out the bag, to the quite incredible feats of strength and endurance. There's not wires and extra stunt men, what you see is what you get! If you never see another Jackie Chan film see this. It's a shame he's taken so long to crack the mainstream, I've been a fan for years. I enjoy some of his more mainstream too, don't get me wrong, but if only western audiences were more familiar with his work 2 years ago, then perhaps he wouldn't have resulted in selling himself out for such films as the medallion.

If you liked this then check out some more of his back catalogue, a few personal favourites being 'police story' and rumble in the Bronx.

Long live the kung-fu master that is...

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