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

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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20 October 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Legend of the Drunken Master  »

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Director Chia-Liang Liu and star Jackie Chan clashed often during filming. Among their disagreements, Liu had a particular style of filming which involved quick tracking shots, slow-motion and the use of wide-angle lenses to play with perspective, which Chan didn't appreciate, Liu wanted to have more of the realistic Huen-Gar style of fighting whereas Chan felt the fans wanted more of the drunken style and Liu wanted to use wires during the fight scenes, which Chan was categorically opposed to. Liu eventually left the film, with Chan taking over as director for the final fight scene. See more »

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The burns Fei-Hung receives to his hands and face in the final battle when he falls into the hot coals disappear right before he drinks. See more »

Quotes

Wong Fei-hong: Drinking gives Herculean strength!
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits list Jackie Chan as "His stuntperson's double". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Shanghai Noon (2000) See more »

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An amazing Chan vehicle; one of his best
22 October 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Jackie Chan shows off (and delivers) the goods in this film. It follows a tradition of Chan starring movies in America (Rumble In the Bronx, Supercop, Supercop II, First Strike, Who Am I, Operation Condor and Operation Condor) that were hits in China some time ago and have been re-released here (in fact, except for Rush Hour and Shanghai Noon all of Chan's films are China made). This is one of his best.

The plot follows Chan as a young man who is a master in the art of drunken fighting (drinking before and druing a fight to gain action) who has to go up against art theieves and family betrayers. This plot is somewhat thin, and the dubbing makes The Crippled Masters look like Das Boot. But, the entertainment factor kicks in, and we see terrific fun. Only liability: this is a remake of the film that originally made Chan a celebrity in China, but in this film he is playing the same character (and he's 40). But still, it is a good enough film to almost not notice. A-


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