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Kung Fu: The Movie (1986)

Kwai Chang Caine meets up with the father of the man he killed in China who seeks revenge using Caine's own illegitimate son.

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Master Po
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John Martin Perkins III
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Reverend Lawrence Perkins
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Ching
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Bridget
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In his travels, Caine meets up with an old man who has several surprises for him. The first being the destruction of the Shaolin order, the second being that the man is the father of the Emperor's nephew whom he killed in China, and the third is that he seeks his revenge using the son Caine never knew he had sired as the instrument of his death. It will take all of Caine's skill and wisdom to find a solution to this deadly predicament. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@home.com>

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The title on screen is identical to the original 1972 TV movie: "Kung Fu", and nothing more. See more »

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Followed by Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1993) See more »

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Not as good as the television series
1 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

'Kung Fu' was the ultimate martial arts television series that had evolved into a few movies and other adaptions. This movie starred David Carradine, and I saw it on television originally in the 1980s when it was first broadcast. I remember that this film was a little dry and it lacked a really coherent story and the charm that the television series offered. This seemed more modernised and more like a movie that was all about the action and the martial arts. I just thought it did not work very well. Maybe I was prejudiced because I enjoyed the television series a lot more, and I expected something different. This film just did not do it for me, and it was more involved with the action than anything else, so it suffered from a storyline, and I just did not care for the story. I think it had something to do with finding a long lost brother or son or something. Unengaging. Not as good as the series. Watch the series instead!


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