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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 overview, first billed only:
Chosen One (voice)
Fei Lung ...
Master Pain (Betty) (archive footage)
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)
Tad Horino ...
Tori Tran ...
Young Master Pain's Henchman
Henchman #2


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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

25 January 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kung Pow! Enter the Fist  »

Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


When Wimp Lo challenges the Chosen One to leap a wall, the Chosen One clearly leaps over the wall feet-first, but is shown in the next shot flipping half-way over the wall. See more »


Narrator: So on he walked... and sometimes, drove... and occasionally, partied all night with the desert creatures.
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Crazy Credits

The character of "Tonguey" is credited to "Escobar Tongue." See more »


Spoofs The Mummy Returns (2001) See more »


Les Aliens
Written by Robert Folk and Steve Oedekerk
Performed by Nanou
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The funniest film I've ever seen
29 July 2004 | by (Brighton) – See all my reviews

This film is a masterpiece of comic re-dubbing. Sure it's nothing artistic but everyone I show it to loves it. It really is very very good. Yeah, this film is dumb, but in a way which makes it hilarious. I can't wait for the sequel.

The characters include a kung fu master named moon view, who is in fact, more bovine than you expect; a martial arts student who has developed his own style - face to foot style, which he uses to battle his opponents and an armada of french space invaders. You won't find anything else like it.

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