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Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (2002)

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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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Young Master Pain's Henchman
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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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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

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 running backwards, he runs over Wimp Lo, but Wimp Lo is in Master Tang's clothes in the shot where he runs over him. See more »

Quotes

Master Betty: Feel my paralyzer
[paralyzes chosen one's right arm, then his left arm]
Master Betty: Say good night, floppy.
[knocks out chosen one]
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, the last words Master Tang says are "Save the Whales." See more »

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References The Simpsons (1989) See more »

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The perfect satire of a unique genre
12 September 2006 | by (O.C., CA, USA) – See all my reviews

The more of a basic understanding of the history and genre of this movie type the viewer has, the more he will appreciate the good natured satire that celebrates it. Oedekerk exploits all of the essential points of this movie style's formula, and does so from a very alert and skillful standpoint. The extra attention and energy given to the inherent goofs and inconsistencies in the original movie ("Tiger And Crane Fists", Hong Kong, 1976) are priceless. The accuracy of the spoofing, and its entire purpose in this film has been needed for quite some time (since 1976), and it's very welcome and highly applauded by those of us who appreciate satire at its best. This film deserves an award.


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