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28 March 1986 (Taiwan) See more »
Ah Kuo, Xiao Yu and Chubby are three country bumpkins living in the mountains with their cantankerous grandfather... See more » | Full synopsis »
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At first it looks dumb, but gets REALLY GOOD! See more (3 total) »


  (in credits order)
Ching-Kuo Yan ... Ah Kuo
Shiao-Hu Tso ... Hsiao Hu (as Hsiao Hu Joh)
Chung-Jung Chen ... Fatty
David Wu
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Chang
Hui Lou Chen ... Grandfather

Hung Lieh Chen
Di Chin
Mien Fang
Sheng Fu ... Himself (prologue) (archive footage)
Pu-Liao Hsu ... Himself (prologue) (archive footage)
Ching-Lin Huang
Hung Kuan

Bruce Lee ... Himself (archive footage)
Chie-Wen Lin
Dai Lin ... Herself (prologue) (archive footage)
Kuang-Chun Lin
Alexander Rei Lo
Betty Loh Ti ... Herself (prologue) (archive footage)
Sihung Lung
Tien Hsiang Lung
Crystal Pei
Ai-Chen Tan ... Grandma
Eugene Thomas
Chung-Chiu Tsai
Hsiung Yang

Directed by
Mei Chun Chang 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Hung-Shun Cho 
Jin-Ching Chou 
Ling-Fei Lin 
Hui-Lan Liu 

Produced by
Yen-Ping Chu .... producer
Feng Hsu .... producer
Original Music by
David Tao 
Cinematography by
Jung-Shu Chen 
Film Editing by
Chiu Kuei Huang 
Casting by
Yen-Ping Chu 
Art Direction by
Cheng-Pin Tsai 
Makeup Department
Su-Chen Yang .... makeup artist (as Su-chen Yang)
Production Management
Hui-chuan Sun .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yu Ming Ho .... assistant director
Art Department
Chang-Hung Cheng .... props
Mou-Hsing Na .... props
Sound Department
Su-Jan Hsi .... sound effects editor
Fu Kuo Kao .... sound recordist
Ching-Ping Wang .... dialogue editor
Fu-chi Chang .... assistant stunt coordinator
Wan-Chang Lin .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Lung-Yu Li .... lighting technician
Sheng-Hui Tai .... lighting technician
Fu Hsiung Wang .... still photographer
Chao-hsien Yang .... still photographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mei-Wo Tsai .... costumer (as Mei-Ho Tsai)
Music Department
David Tao .... librettist
Other crew
Li-Kwan Chiu .... script supervisor
Yen-Ping Chu .... executive director
Yu Ming Ho .... planner
Pin Hsu .... planner
Kun-Fu Lin .... technicals
Yan-Hao Tang .... presenter
Nien-Hsiung Tao .... planner
Hsien-Chang Wan .... continuity
Chien-Hua Wu .... production assistant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Hao xiao zi" - Taiwan (original title)
"Kung Fu Kids 1" - Hong Kong (English title) (series title)
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86 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »

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Ah Kuo:[after Grandma has tucked him and his brothers in for the night] Grandma?
Grandma:[turns around with a smile] Yes?
Ah Kuo:Wait a minute, can we ask you something?
Fatty:Do you miss Grandpa?
Grandma:[thinks for a moment, then has a small frown on her face] No, I don't miss him.
Fatty:[dismayed] But Grandpa misses you alot.
Hsiao:Yeah. He drinks every night and looks at your photo. He always looks sad and lonely. Poor Grandpa... he really misses you.
[the boys nod their heads in a agreement]
Grandma:[she's moved by this, but still shows no regret] Oh foo! It serves him right, he's stubborn and bad tempered. If he were a bit more tolerant we wouldn't be separated now.
Fatty:Perhaps we can get Grandpa to stay here with us.
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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
At first it looks dumb, but gets REALLY GOOD!, 23 August 2000

One night I started to watch this movie but thought it was stupid. The next night I had nothing else to watch, so I decided to give it another shot and after viewing more found it to be GREAT!

I do not care for comedies very much (few make me laugh), but, even though this one did not make me "bust a gut", I found it to be quite amusing. I just had to get past the first somewhat boring 25 minutes of it and then it comes alive!

I thought 3 ninjas was funny, but now I understand that it was a take off of this Chinese movie (dubbed in English) and I must say this movie is much better! It is original and full of action and fake/funny violence.

Three boys who have always lived in the country run away and find themselves in the big city for the first time. They have many misconceptions, for example: They think that a stoplight is a dragon and bathroom stalls (in a womens bathroom) are holding innocent prisoners. Also the people in the city misinterpret the boys actions/intentions as well.

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