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Kung Phooey! (2003)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  24 October 2003 (UK)
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The chosen one from China's mystical Shur-Li Temple embarks on a hilarious quest in this high-kicking spoof of kung-fu films from director Darryl Fong. The champion fighter, Art Chew (... See full summary »

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Waymon
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Uncle Wong
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One Ton
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Master Lok
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Master Kee
Larry Ching ...
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The chosen one from China's mystical Shur-Li Temple embarks on a hilarious quest in this high-kicking spoof of kung-fu films from director Darryl Fong. The champion fighter, Art Chew (Michael Chow Man-Kin), is sent to America by his master on a mission to find a mystical peach that holds the power of eternal life. Assisted by a distant cousin, his best friend, Roy Lee (Colman Domingo), and the comely Sue Shee (Karena Davis), Art travels to the U.S. and must outwit the evil Helen Hu (Joyce Brew) and her henchment in order to complete his mission and earn the eternal respect of his wise, bald Masters. Kung Phooey is Bruce Lee meets Naked Gun in an outrageous spoof with martial arts action and knock-out laughter for the whole family! Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for some crude language | See all certifications »
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Kung fúj, avagy a barack románca  »

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Art Chew: I, eh, I jus' , I jus' wanna tell you that, um... your beauty surpasses the Autumn moon... rising over the Jade Palace... that serves dim sum from 11:00 to 2:00.
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References Jimmy Hendrix song, "Are you experienced?". See more »

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Got a big "kick" out of this one...
5 August 2004 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

I stumbled upon Kung Phooey at a local video store that tends to cater towards the indies and not so much of the mainstream. I was pleasantly surprised to see that a low-budget film could have such a good look to it. The cover just looked too silly for me to pass up. Sure, it's filled with cheap gags and goofy character imitations, but it is a slapstick spoof and that's exactly what I was expecting. Kung Phooey was a huge step up over the extremely disappointing Kung Pow: Enter the Fist. I seemed to notice some familiar faces in the cast too. Not sure why it's rated R...there didn't seem to be anything inappropriate. I watched it with my two kids and they loved it!


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