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Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (2002)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy | 25 January 2002 (USA)
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A rough-around-the-edges martial arts master seeks revenge for his parent's death.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Chosen One (voice)
Fei Lung ...
Master Pain (Betty) (archive footage)
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Young Master Pain (archive footage)
Ling-Ling Hsieh ...
Ling (archive footage)
Lin Yan ...
Chia Yung Liu ...
Wimp Lo (archive footage) (as Lau Kar Wing)
Hui Lou Chen ...
Master Tang (archive footage)
Chi Ma ...
Master Doe (archive footage)
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Tori Tran ...
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Henchman #2
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Storyline

Kung Pow: Enter the Fist is a movie within a movie, created to spoof the martial arts genre. Writer/director Steve Oedekerk uses contemporary characters and splices them into a 1970s kung-fu film, weaving the new and old together. As the main character, The Chosen One, Oedekerk sets off to avenge the deaths of his parents at the hands of kung-fu legend Master Pain. Along the way, he encounters some strange characters, one of which is a cow trained in the martial arts. Written by kem

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Action | Comedy

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Rated PG-13 for comic violence, crude and sexual humor | See all certifications »

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25 January 2002 (USA)  »

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Kung Pow! Enter the Fist  »

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,017,474 (USA) (25 January 2002)

Gross:

$16,033,556 (USA) (12 April 2002)
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Trivia

Footage was used from the film Shao Lin hu ho chen tien hsia (1977) (a different translation of the title is given in the opening credits). Most of the archive footage appears to be from The Savage Killers (1976). Actors were digitally inserted into scenes from the original film. See more »

Goofs

When the Chosen One is flicking Moo Nieu's udder, he first grabs his right upper nipple and begins to flick it. However, in the next shot, he is flicking his lower right nipple. See more »

Quotes

Chosen One: [after finding Dog dying] It's going to be OK, boy!
[dog rasps and dies]
Chosen One: Not, it's not!
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Crazy Credits

Mu Shu Fasa (The computer-generated lion) is credited as himself. See more »


Soundtracks

The Chosen One
Written by Martin Blasick
Lyric Translation by Rikuo Murao
Performed by Martin Blasick with special guest Rayko
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Needs to be watched in the right mind-set
17 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I first saw Kung-Pow on DVD with friends who had seen it in the theater and loved it. But they said that people had been walking out of the theater, lots of people. Despite this, I still watched. Everyone around me knew the jokes, and knew when to laugh. I quickly picked up on Oedekerk's sense of humor in this movie, and I ended up loving the movie. If it hadn't been for my friends, I could easily see myself hating this movie too.

There are so many things that seem like mistakes, but are done *on purpose* by Oedekirk. If it looks like a mistake, it's probably a joke. After all, it is a spoof type movie.


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