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The Legend of Drunken Master (1994)
"Jui kuen II" (original title)

 -  Action | Comedy  -  20 October 2000 (USA)
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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:
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Lung Ti ...
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Ling - Wong's Step-Mother
Felix Wong ...
Tsang
Chia-Liang Liu ...
Master Fu Wen-Chi (as Lau Kar-Leung)
Ken Lo ...
John (as Low Houi Kang)
Kar Lok Chin ...
Fo Sang (as Chin Ka Lok)
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Henry
Chi-Kwong Cheung ...
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)
Chia Yung Liu ...
Marlon (as Kar Yung Lau)
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Mr. Chiu
Suki Kwan ...
Chiu's Wife
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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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Legend of the Drunken Master  »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$11,546,543 (USA) (8 December 2000)
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The drunken boxing style exists in real life, originating from China. In Chinese it is called Zui Quan (sometimes called Zuijuquan). But unlike in the movie, it is dangerous to perform the art whilst drunk because serious injuries can occur. See more »

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Just at the beginning of the first street fight drunken boxing scene, Fei-hung's Step-Mother pushes past a tall blond man in a grey suit and tie to go inside with her girlfriends and get Fei-hung some wine. In the next scene, we see them go up to the bar and grab some bottles, first pushing past the exact same blond man from outside. See more »

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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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