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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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Fei Lung ...
Master Pain (Betty) (archive footage) (as Lung Fai)
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Young Master Pain
Ling-Ling Hsieh ...
Ling (archive footage) (as Tse Ling Ling)
Lin Yan ...
Dying Ling (as Yan Lin)
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Wimp Lo (archive footage) (as Lau Kar Wing)
Hui Lou Chen ...
Master Tang (archive footage) (as Chen Hui Lou)
Chi Ma ...
Master Doe (archive footage) (as Ma Chi)
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Escobar Tongue ...
Tonguey (credit only)
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Father
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Mother
Tad Horino ...
Chew Fat Lip
Tori Tran ...
Peasant Woman
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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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A laugh-out-loud funny spoof! See more »

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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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Also Known As:

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

The scene in which Chosen One is talking to Mu-Shu Fasa was filmed in Steve Oedekerk's backyard with a digital video camera. A lamp was used for light and a hairdryer was used for wind. See more »

Goofs

When the Chosen One talks to his friends while they're wounded in the field, he has a tattoo saying "Mouth" with an arrow on his right cheek. The tattoo is given to him by an old man in a deleted torture scene, and can't be seen in any other scenes in the film. See more »

Quotes

Master Tang: [after the movie] Hey, is someone going to come get me? There's, like, a hawk or something.
[a hawk is eating his leg]
Master Tang: Oh dear. That's not good. Uh, Mr. Hawk? Can you please stop eating my leg? Oh my.
[you can hear crew members laughing]
Master Tang: Hey! It's not funny! What's so - ? He's a predator, for crying out loud!
[screen fades to black]
Master Tang: Hey, just because the screen turned black, doesn't mean he's stopped. He's still eating me! I promise! Somebody get me a stick! Save the whales.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References The Last Dragon (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Les Aliens
Written by Robert Folk and Steve Oedekerk
Performed by Nanou
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It all depends on your sense of humor
2 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The first time i heard of Steve Odekerk was when I first saw the movie "Thumb Wars" on UPN, I found it to be so stupid that it was hilarious. After I saw the movie I quickly went out and bought all six in the series and loved everyone, now the humor in these movies is the stupid off the wall type that I love. Now Kung Pow is the same way and has the most random unexplainable humor that I have seen in a movie. Now I personally love this kind of humor but not everyone does, so I would say if you saw any of his other movies like Ace or Juwanna man these are more "normal" movies and aren't good to go by. But if you have seen the thumb movies or just love weird humor you will love this movie, I loved but that doesn't mean you will, so my advice is if you don't like stupid comedy don't watch this but if you like that kind of stuff you should check it out.


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