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Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (2002)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy | 25 January 2002 (USA)
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 ...
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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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Tad Horino ...
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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Kung Pow! Enter the Fist  »

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,017,474 (USA) (27 January 2002)

Gross:

$16,033,556 (USA) (14 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

During the final fight when the song "Black Betty" is first played and the Chosen One starts dancing, there's a shot of Master Pain being played by Leo Lee, the actor who plays Young Master Pain instead of Fei Lung, the primary Master Pain actor. See more »

Quotes

Master Betty: I have been called bad before. Many have said I do things that are not correct to do. I don't believe in talk such as this. I am nice man, with happy feelings. All of the time. First, a joke. What do you get when you cross an owl with a bungee cord?
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Master Betty: My ass. Nyah, haha, haha, haha, ENOUGH.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Spoofed in Thumb Pow (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Baby Got Back
Written by Sir Mix A Lot (as Ray Anthony)
Performed by Sir Mix A Lot (as Sir Mix A Lot)
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By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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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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