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Dian zhi gong fu gan chian chan (1980)

 -  Action | Comedy  -  1985 (USA)
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A young man poses as "the Whip King" and collects the reward for a bandit he has seen killed by a famous bounty hunter. He must now learn Kung Fu if he is to live up to this new persona and conquer the enemies he has inherited.

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Jiang (as Jacky Chan)
Chung-Erh Lung ...
Fong
Jeong-Nam Kim
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Chih-Ping Chiang
Kang Chin ...
Thousand-Faces (as Kong Kam)
Kang Ho
Ti Hsieh
Hang Hsu
Han Chang Hu
Chiang Kao
Sae Ok Kim
Chi-Lun Li
Hai Lung Li
Min-Lang Li
Wen Tai Li ...
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Mostly a Kung-fu showcase; a loose script describes Jackie Chan's character learning Kung-fu from a beggar-master and his pupil while guarding a caravan from bandits. Chan's early comedic beginnings are shown here. Written by <jasona@sco.com>

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Also Known As:

Half a Loaf of Kung Fu  »

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Jiang: If I'm lying, then I'm a son of a bitch.
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Hilarious!!
30 April 2007 | by (WILMINGTON, NC) – See all my reviews

Jackie Chan is know for his fighting and his comedy. In "Half a Loaf of Kung Fu" who could ask for more? It was funny at the beginning when he had to practice on the mini fighting pole. And everything else is just the same as usual. That silly joke in the beginning where he had to learn some sort of fighting power is unbelievable. The "Steel Finger". I call it the oldest joke in the book. The fight scenes are not hard to forget. Just trying to be a better fighter is easy, you don't need some special gimmicks. The other casts of the movie are great as well. What more can I say about the movie? It's a keeper. It's a classic. And it's Jackie Chan at his best! The action and the comedy is non-stop from the beginning to the end. 4 out of 5 stars!


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