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The Legend of Drunken Master (1994)

Jui kuen II (original title)
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A young martial artist is caught between respecting his pacifist father's wishes or stopping a group of disrespectful foreigners from stealing precious artifacts.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ling - Wong's Step-Mother
Felix Wong ...
Master Fu Wen-Chi (as Lau Kar-Leung)
Ken Lo ...
John (as Low Houi Kang)
Fo Sang (as Chin Ka Lok)
Tso (as Tseung Chi Kwong)
Yi-Sheng Han ...
Uncle Hing (as Hon Yee Sang)
Counter Intelligence Officer
Wing-Fong Ho ...
Fun (as Ho Wing Fong)
Kar-Yung Lau ...
Marlon (as Kar Yung Lau)
Mr. Chiu
Suki Kwan ...
Chiu's Wife


Returning home with his father after a shopping expedition, Wong Fei-Hong is unwittingly caught up in the battle between foreigners who wish to export ancient Chinese artifacts and loyalists who don't want the pieces to leave the country. Fei-Hong has learned a style of fighting called "Drunken Boxing", which makes him a dangerous person to cross. Unfortunately, his father is opposed to his engaging in any kind of fighting, let alone drunken boxing. Consequently, Fei-Hong not only has to fight against the foreigners, but he must overcome his father's antagonism as well. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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He's got a secret weapon with a lot of kick. See more »


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violent content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 October 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Legend of the Drunken Master  »

Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,845,278 (USA) (20 October 2000)


$11,546,543 (USA) (8 December 2000)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Miramax's North American theatrical distribution, Drunken Master II was cut the least. A scene in which Wong drunkenly sings at a café was re-cut slightly, making use of a few alternate takes not seen in the original Cantonese version. In addition, a 35 second cut was made to the concluding scene of the film which showed Wong blinded and mentally crippled as a result of drinking industrial alcohol during the film's ultimate fight. Played for laughs, the scene was considered to be in bad taste by Miramax. See more »


The amount of sand in the drum that Fei-hung uses to extinguish the man on fire. See more »


Wong Kei-ying: Water floats, but also capsizes boats.
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Crazy Credits

Closing credits roll over outtakes, including two fighters accidentally knocking heads and getting bleeding noses. See more »


Referenced in Kung Fu Charlie (2009) See more »

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User Reviews

Easily one of the greatest martial arts movies in any place or any time
24 September 2000 | by (Stockton, California) – See all my reviews

Well, Jackie Chan has had an interesting career. On one hand, he's made some classics like Project A and Dragons Forever. On the other hand, he's made some less-than-spectacular movies like Crime Story and First Strike. This movie is easily his best film ever...and also one the best martial arts movies ever made. He revisits the role that made him famous: Wong Fei Hung, the drunken master. The plot deals with smugglers trying to steal China's treasures, but in the end it isn't important. The fights are what matters, and Chan fights like a son of a gun. There are some excellent traditional fight scenes like him fighting Lau Kar Leung and one w/ a Choy li fut stylist. There's a memorable fight against an Ax Gang (Ax army is more like it). The finale, where he takes on the smugglers led by a super kicking Thai boxer, is probably the greatest fight scene choreographed. This movie doesn't cease to entertain. A must see for any fans of action, martial arts, HK movies, or just Jackie Chan himself.

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