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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

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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 ...
Simon Rhee ...
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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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Une Parodie Au Pays Du Kung Fu. 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) (25 January 2002)

Gross:

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

The film's credit list is followed by a preview for a sequel, and "Kung Pow 2" was listed as being in "pre production" on IMDB for a while in 2003-4. However, Steve Oedekerk insisted when asked about it, that the KP2 trailer was made purely as a gag, and that no sequel was ever seriously considered. The phony sequel idea may have been a tribute to Mel Brooks, who is famous for parodies similar to this one, many of which end with the promise of an outrageous, implausible sequel that Brooks never intended to make. See more »

Goofs

When Master Pain first appears in town to demonstrate his skill, he is wearing his robe while following the mayor. In the next shot, he doesn't have the robe on (a shot where he rips it off was filmed, but omitted). See more »

Quotes

Chosen One: [after finding Dog dying] It's going to be OK, boy!
[dog rasps and dies]
Chosen One: Not, it's not!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Spoofs The Lion King (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Black Betty
Written by Leadbelly (as Huddie Ledbetter)
Performed by Ram Jam
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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I liked it.
11 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

I have watched my fair share of dubbed foreign movies in my time. I have also seen a lot of subtitled movies. I prefer subtitled because with dubbing I always felt that sometimes the people dubbing the movie were leaving stuff out or changing what the characters said just to fit their mouths. Here we have a guy who not only changes what they say to a ridiculous degree, he also added himself to the flick. This movie is actually an old martial arts movie. The dubbing has been changed though and some new scenes were added. I found this movie very hilarious. Though it is probably just me, as this one didn't score very well. I don't care though cause it just worked for me. I usually find with comedies though that I prefer the obscure stuff to the more mainstream hits that usually show all the highlights in the trailers. The weakest parts of this one are the scenes that were added to the movie while the best stuff is when the main character interjects himself into the movie or adds things to the original movie. Though none of it to me was particularly weak. You may want to read other reviews though as this is not a comedy for every one.


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