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The Prodigal Son (1981)
"Bai ga jai" (original title)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy  |  22 December 1981 (Hong Kong)
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A rich man's son (Yuen Biao) believes himself to be the best kung fu fighter in Canton. Unfortunately, his father, anxious for his son's safety, bribes all his opponents to lose. After a ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Biao Yuen ...
Ching-Ying Lam ...
Leung Yee-tai
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Wong Wah-bo
Frankie Chan ...
Ngai Fei
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lung Chan ...
Yee Tong-choi
Yau Hau Chan ...
Chang's father
Ching Po Chang ...
Opera troupe manager
Hsi Chang ...
Doctor
Wellson Chin ...
Master Mun
Yuet Sang Chin ...
Chang's Kungfu teacher
Fat Chung ...
Mr Law
Wai-Hon Ho ...
Twiggy
Hoi Sang Lee ...
Chang's Kungfu teacher
Wen Tai Li ...
Angry Kungfu master
Ching Lin ...
Chang's mother
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A rich man's son (Yuen Biao) believes himself to be the best kung fu fighter in Canton. Unfortunately, his father, anxious for his son's safety, bribes all his opponents to lose. After a humiliating defeat at the hands of an actor in a traveling theatre company, the son resolves to find a better teacher. Furious kung fu battles and slapstick comedy. Written by Richard Hills <R.Hills@wlv.ac.uk>

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Leung Chang: Master! I'm sorry. It's all my fault.
Leung Yee Tai: You're damn right it's your fault. And stop calling me 'master'. I really don't need such a dumb student.
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Greatest wing chun movie ever period.

This movie has all: kung fu, comedy, a good story,chinese opera, sammo hung doing calligraphy, trainings... The fight scenes of this movie are jaw dropping!! The fight between Lam ching ying and Frankie Chan is simply wonderful. The end fight is good also but Yuen Biao's wing chun is not as good as Frankie chan's. Overall, a masterpiece.....................................10/10


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