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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 ...
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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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Released 25 years after the original film Shao Lin hu ho chen tien hsia (1977). See more »


When the Chosen One hallucinates about Whoa and Mu-Shu-Fasa, we see that Whoa has Jennifer Tung's two normal breasts rather than one giant one. See more »


Narrator: Like, crap man, look at that. That's like his stomach plug, on the ground back there. You don't see that every day. I mean that doesn't even seem possible if you think about it, with body organs and cartilage and bones. I mean I'm no doctor or nothin' but that was like one clean chunk.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits end Master Tang is shown lying on the ground with his leg being pecked at by a bird. He starts to complain and tries to shoo the bird away. See more »


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You either love it or hate it -- and I loved it!!!!
17 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I laughed so hard I could hardly breathe. This is one of the funniest films I have ever seen.

The Screen-It Our Take reviewer doesn't like "silly" humor. I do. My most common comments while watching: "That's SO STUPID!!" (when I could catch a breath from laughing) and "What was THAT??"

There are no swear words, no realistic violence, and no sex scenes. It's just FUN!! My 13-year-old son & I rented it and watched it twice in one week. It was even funnier the second time.

My husband hated it. He thought it was the most "un-funny" film he'd ever seen.

You either love it or hate it.

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