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Writer (WGA):
Steve Oedekerk (written by)
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Release Date:
25 January 2002 (USA) See more »
A rough-around-the-edges martial arts master seeks revenge for his parent's death. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Steve Oedekerk ... Chosen One (voice)
Fei Lung ... Master Pain (Betty) (archive footage)

Leo Lee ... Young Master Pain (archive footage)
Ling-Ling Hsieh ... Ling (archive footage)
Lin Yan ... Dying Ling
Chia Yung Liu ... Wimp Lo (archive footage) (as Lau Kar Wing)
Hui Lou Chen ... Master Tang (archive footage)
Chi Ma ... Master Doe (archive footage)

Jennifer Tung ... Whoa

Ming Lo ... Father

Peggy Lu ... Mother
Tad Horino ... Chew Fat Lip
Tori Tran ... Peasant Woman

Simon Rhee ... Young Master Pain's Henchman

Joon Kim ... Henchman #2

Philip Tan ... Grilled Face Fighter
Nasty Nes ... Boom Box Henchman
Chad Stahelski ... Masked Fighter

Michael Li ... Stick Fighter #1

Jen Sung ... Stick Fighter #2 (as Jen Sung Outerbridge)

Al Goto ... Stick Fighter #3

Will Leong ... Stick Fighter #4
Woon ... Lone Fighter

Hiro Koda ... Gang Fighter #1

Ron Yuan ... Gang Fighter #2

David Wald ... Gang Fighter #3

John Koyama ... Gang Fighter #4
Johnny Eusebio ... Gang Fighter #5

Marcus Young ... Gang Fighter with Hole in Stomach
Elsa Cancino ... Bikini Fighter
James Wing Woo ... Martial Arts Master #1 (archive footage)
Charles Park ... Martial Arts Master #2
Cary Y. Mizobe ... Martial Arts Master #3
Alejandro Olazabal ... Chosen One Baby
Paulina Guerrero ... Chosen One's Sister
Emanuel Kohakura ... Chosen One's Brother
Ivan Nakamura ... Crane Student #1
Óscar Carrillo ... Crane Student #2
Mu Shu Fasa ... Himself
Chun Lei ... Hu He Shuang Xing Cast (archive footage)
Hou-Chiang Chi ... Hu He Shuang Xing Cast (archive footage)
Sung Chao Yu ... Hu He Shuang Xing Cast (archive footage)
Ho Wu ... Hu He Shuang Xing Cast (archive footage)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Philip Kwok ... Ventriloquist (archive footage) (uncredited)
Woon Young Park ... Lone Fighter (uncredited)

Yu Wang ... (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Steve Oedekerk 
Writing credits
Steve Oedekerk (written by)

Produced by
Bruce Devan .... co-producer
Tom Koranda .... producer
Paul Marshal .... producer
Steve Oedekerk .... producer
Original Music by
Robert Folk 
Cinematography by
John J. Connor 
Film Editing by
Paul Marshal 
Casting by
Linda Francis 
Production Design by
Sean Mannion 
Hector Velez 
Set Decoration by
Verónica Baena Arellano 
Pachilu Moreno 
Costume Design by
Shawnelle Cherry 
Makeup Department
Alexandrea A. Bouska .... makeup artist: Fox Baja
Annie Maniscalco .... key makeup artist: fox baja crew
Heather Plott .... makeup artist: California
R.J. McCasland .... makeup artist: Fox Baja (uncredited)
Production Management
Iram Collantes .... production manager: Mexico
Bonnie Foley .... production supervisor
John Laus .... post-production supervisor
Brent Morris .... unit production manager
Todd Portugal .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mike Gunther .... second unit director
Tony Schwartz .... second assistant director
Douglas E. Wise .... first assistant director
Steve Wang .... second unit director (uncredited)
Art Department
Robert Bullock Jr. .... propmaker
Aimee Dominguez .... property master
Star Fields .... construction coordinator
Daniel Herrera Arau .... set dresser
Jaime Herrera V. .... swing gang set dresser
Tony Perez .... prop assistant
Vann Sengchanh .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
James Ashwill .... foley mixer
Odin Benitez .... sound effects editor
Ed Callahan .... sound effects editor
Robert Fitzgerald .... sound effects editor
David Grimaldi .... sound designer
Aleksandr Gruzdev .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael Hilkene .... supervising sound editor
William Levins .... predub mixer
Linda Lew .... foley recordist
Daniel Nakamura .... sound recordist
Matthew Nicolay .... production sound mixer
William Smith .... sound re-recording mixer
Thomas Vicari .... sound mixer
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Luis Alvarez .... special effects technician
Lance Armstrong .... special effects
Andy Clement .... special prosthetic makeup effects
Visual Effects by
Allan Arinduque .... animation rigger
Jeffrey Arnold .... digital compositor
Hunter Athey .... character animator
Lyndon Barrois .... CG animation director
Elissa Bello .... digital painter
Suzanne Berger .... digital compositor
Brian Blevins .... visual effects
Bruce Branit .... visual effects
Shawn Broes .... digital imaging editor
Harry Russell Brutsche .... render trainee
Christopher Campbell .... visual effects editor
Jim Carbonetti .... digital compositor
Joe Clasen .... visual effects
Greg Connell .... digital artist
Brandon Criswell .... junior compositor extraordinaire
Michael Flynn .... visual effects assistant editor
Bill Georgiou .... digital artist
Kris Gregg .... digital imaging operator: Cinesite (as Kristopher Gregg)
Jeremy Hunt .... visual effects
Susan Ishida .... character animator
Susan Ishida .... character modeller
Gary Jackemuk .... digital compositor
John Lafauce .... digital compositor
Jeff Lew .... character animator
Jeff Lew .... cow animation previs
Dawn Brooks Macleod .... visual effects production assistant
Lisa Maher .... film and data I/O supervisor
Wolfgang Maschin .... motion control camera operator
Arthur McMillan .... digital imaging operator: Cinesite
Ren Messer .... visual effects coordinator
Julie Orosz .... visual effects producer
Betsy Paterson .... digital effects supervisor
Ryan Pollreisz .... visual effects production assistant
John Rauh .... digital compositor
Garrett Reese .... visual effects
Adam Rote .... digital effects compositor
Rebecca Ruether .... character animator
Todd Sarsfield .... datacine assistant
Brian Thomas .... technical manager
Chris Watts .... visual effects supervisor
Charlie Winter .... visual effects
Jackson Yu .... digital I/O designer: Dubbed Films
Todd Bryant .... stunt coordinator
Jonathan Eusebio .... stunts
Al Goto .... stunts
Mike Gunther .... stunts
Leigh Hennessy .... stunt double: Jennifer Tung
Hiro Koda .... stunts
John Koyama .... stunts
Will Leong .... stunts
James Lew .... stunts
Chris Palermo .... stunts
Simon Rhee .... stunts
Chad Stahelski .... stunts
David Wald .... stunts
Marcus Young .... stunts
Ron Yuan .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Alfonso Aguilar .... gaffer
Matt Bardocz .... gaffer (as Matthew Bardocz)
Ted Caloroso .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Luis Calva .... grip
Hector Corona .... best boy electric
Francisco Hernandez .... second assistant camera
Oscar Inzunza .... best boy electric
Craig Martin .... electrician
Thomas McCarty .... gaffer: Tonguey
Michelle McKinley .... first assistant camera
Hilda Mercado .... second assistant camera
Brian O'Connell .... additional cinematographer
Zed Starkovich .... electrician
Dempsey Tillman .... video assist operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Brandy Lusvardi .... costumer (as Brandy Renfro)
Editorial Department
Mike DePrez .... additional editor
John Laus .... first assistant editor
Todd Portugal .... assistant editor
Music Department
Brian Benison .... orchestrator
Jeff Carson .... music supervisor
Curtis S.D. MacDonald .... composer: stock music
Frankie Pine .... music supervisor
David Sabee .... orchestra contractor
Peter Tomashek .... orchestrator
Thomas Vicari .... music scoring mixer
Laura Perlman .... music editor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Matthew Ballard .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Matt Akey .... assistant production coordinator
Todd Bryant .... fight choreographer
Amy Carty .... production assistant
Deborah Chen .... wushu trainer: Steve Oedekerk
Eric Chen .... wushu trainer: Steve Oedekerk
Mark Philip Escobar .... production assistant
Damien Fitzpatrick .... water safety advisor
Luisa Gomez de Silva .... shipping coordinator
Kevin Lawrence .... personal trainer: Steve Oedekerk
Hilary Liu .... executive assistant: Steve Oedekerk (as Hilary Backus-Liu)
Efrain Lomeli .... accountant: Mexico
Efrain Lomeli .... production accountant
Andrea Marvan .... production coordinator: Mexico
Elizabeth McMullan .... animal trainer (as Eadie McMullan)
Juan Jose Meza-Leon .... on-set production assistant
David Monzingo .... puppeteer
Victoria Panzarella .... second assistant: Steve Oedekerk
Kristi Razo .... production assistant
Esteban Sanchez .... projectionist (as Steve Sanchez)
Lorene Simpson .... digital mastering coordinator: Cinesite
Andrew V. Stroscher .... assistant: Tom Koranda and Paul Marshal
Yu Wang .... director: original 1976 footage (uncredited)
Yu Wang .... special thanks (as Jimmy Wang Yu)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Kung Pow! Enter the Fist" - USA (video box title)
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Rated PG-13 for comic violence, crude and sexual humor
81 min | Japan:82 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Finland:K-15 | Germany:12 | Iceland:12 | Singapore:NC-16 (DVD rating) | Singapore:PG (original rating) | South Korea:12 | Spain:13 | UK:12 | USA:PG-13 (certificate #38378)

Did You Know?

The logo used for the evil council is the symbol used in the United Kingdom to represent vehicle MOT testing stations.See more »
Continuity: When the infant Chosen One is rolling down a hill, his baby bootee falls off. In the next shot, he has both of them on again. Shortly thereafter, he loses the same bootee a second time, and then both of them reappear on his feet.See more »
Chosen One:His powers are greater than mine.
Mu Shu Fasa:Yes, plus when you got hit with his iron claw you DID scream like a wussy.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Abridged Movie (2007) (TV)See more »
U Can't Touch ThisSee more »


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44 out of 73 people found the following review useful.
Thought provoking and tense drama..., 20 December 2004
Author: Danny_G13 from Glasgow, Scotland

Only kidding :) Kung Pow is in a league of its own in terms of calibre. It's a slapstick 'chop socky' martial arts comedy full of silliness and ridiculous dialogue. Its vehicle is that it uses old footage of kung fu films such as Enter the Dragan and overlays its modern content onto them. Plus add intentionally bad dubbing and you have a movie which never for a second tries to be subtle, ingenious, or intelligent.

Kung Pow is absolutely, 100% absurdity and it uses this to its fullest extent.

The plot, if that's what you'd call it, is a mocking of just about every martial arts classic which has a 'wrong fella decides to wreak revenge on the nasty sorts who ruined his life' style story.

Steve Oedekerk is 'The Chosen One' whose mission it is to get revenge on the bad folk in as amusing a way as he possibly can. Master Pain is his nemesis and the bad man directly responsible for the unspeakable acts against his family.

The rest of the movie is purposefully disjointed and has no continuity half the time, but a masterclass in editing is not the point of this exercise. This is simply ridiculous fun, and assuming you switch off your brain completely and wreck any remaining braincells, you will be quite entertained.

As for how funny it is, well, that's quite subjective. Many of the gags are clearly forced and milked (No pun intended (You'll understand that one if you see it)) for all they're worth. However, many *do* work and provide belly laughs. Sure, you'll not have tears rolling down your cheeks but if you're willing to stoop to the dumb level the movie demands of you, you *will* be at least amused.

One thing the movie makes particularly good use of is special effects, with some more than decent CG animation complimenting a number of scenes. Aside from this, the technical merits of the movie are pretty decent, in that the interpolation of old footage and new footage is actually rather seamless and you'll not spot it a lot of the time, except where you're supposed to.

As The Chosen One, Oedekerk seems to have a great time. It's a daft movie, so he indulges in stupidity as a matter of cause, and it works reasonably well. It's always easier to enjoy a film if it appears the actors are enjoying making it.

Overall, leave your brain at the door and do not expect high brow laughs or Jackie Chan style action and you'll probably get something out of this.

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