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 Kwai Chang Caine / ... (87 episodes, 1993-1997)
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 Peter Caine (87 episodes, 1993-1997)
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 Lo Si / ... (52 episodes, 1993-1997)
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 Chief of Detectives Frank Strenlich (50 episodes, 1993-1997)
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 Young Peter Caine (49 episodes, 1993-1996)
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 Det. Blake (46 episodes, 1993-1997)
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Kwai Chang Caine was a priest at a Shaolin temple, where his son Peter also lived and studied. The temple was destroyed and father and son each thought the other had perished in the fire. For many years, Kwai Chang 'walked the earth,' while Peter became a big-city cop. Finally, they are reunited and now together they battle evil, using wisdom, martial arts, and occasionally even Peter's service pistol (only as a last resort). Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Bruce Lee didn't get the job of Kwai Chang Caine because producers could not understand him and thought him too energetic for the role, Caine being soft spoken. See more »

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Peter Caine: [after Kwai Chang has started teaching a new student] What more can you teach him?
Kwai Chang Caine: Why.
Peter Caine: All right. Forget I asked.
Kwai Chang Caine: No. You misunderstand. In his rush to master the "how", the technique. He has brushed past, or forgotten the "why," the meaning.
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Referenced in D3: The Mighty Ducks (1996) See more »

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KUNG FU: The Legend Continues
Composed by Jeff Danna
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Exposition is not without merit.
12 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You know what was great about the late 80's and early 90's? All of those old shows we love, like Knight Rider and Quantum Leap and the A-Team. Shows that while they contained over-the-top action and cheesy comedy, had endearing characters and interesting premises that weren't so tired as to be not worth watching. I think that Kung Fu, The Legend Continues fits neatly into that list of 'B' list TV favorites.

Following the further adventures of Kwai Chang Kaine as his wandering finally comes to an end and he settles down long enough to be with his son, a detective in the inner city, this is both a cop and Kung Fu show and a curious parody of how the perceptions of Asian mysticism have worked their way into modern culture. David Caradine's character's amusement at the modern world is quirky and anachronistic, and interesting characters like the Ancient keep you coming back. And of course, there's just something to be said about listening to David Caradine talk.

Another twist here was the sense of history that the connection to David Caradine's old Kung-Fu Western, the original Kung Fu gave the sequel series. The show hearkens back to it's roots by containing flashbacks, not of Kaine this time as in the original series, but of his son's history as he recalls the teachings of the Shoulin monks when faced with trouble.

Movies like Big Trouble in Little China, Kill Bill volumes 1 and 2, and even the Matrix trilogy would later rely on the groundwork laid by this and other shows and films to set the stage for wacky wire works combat and mystical fights where more than was normally possible was suddenly a part of the story. It's clear to most that the gravel-voiced Caradine was chosen for his role in Kill Bill for his contribution to the Kung-Fu Spagetti Western, a genre he and contemporary Bruce Lee helped create, and the very character he plays here.

Over all, take KF:LC for what it is; a fun action series with memorable characters. Enjoy.


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