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Drunken Master (1978) More at IMDbPro »Zui quan (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)
Lung Hsiao (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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  (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)
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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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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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)

Did You Know?

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 »
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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43 out of 50 people found the following review useful.
Just mountains of fun..., 11 June 2004
Author: fortymilliondaggers from Sydney, Australia

Considered a classic of the kung fu genre, Jackie Chan's Drunken Master is everything I thought a kung fu movie would be: poor acting, worse humour (it's hilarious still ala Neil Hamburger) and superhuman fighting. It just gels so well together that I don't know why I have missed seeing this movie for so long.

The longer the film runs, the more ridiculous it gets yet it doesn't lose sight of the fact that it is to entertain and provide a spectacle. The Matrix boasted great fight scenes but even with their expensive technology, they couldn't beat this little killer from twenty odd years ago.

Essential viewing.

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