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Kung Fu Hustle (2004) More at IMDbPro »Kung fu (original title)

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Kung Fu Hustle -- In Shanghai, China in the 1940s, a wannabe gangster aspires to join the notorious "Axe Gang" while residents of a housing complex exhibit extraordinary powers in defending their turf.
Kung Fu Hustle -- KUNG FU HUSTLE perfectly blends original comedy and explosive martial arts action.  Creative and imaginative characters slam together in a comic blend of Quentin Tarantino meets Jackie Chan in a filmthat goes beyond the limits of mere comedy.

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Release Date:
22 April 2005 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
A new comedy unlike anything you have seen before See more »
Plot:
In Shanghai, China in the 1940s, a wannabe gangster aspires to join the notorious "Axe Gang" while residents of a housing complex exhibit extraordinary powers in defending their turf. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 23 wins & 34 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Visually Stunning & Just Plain Funny! See more (348 total) »

Cast

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Stephen Chow ... Sing

Xiaogang Feng ... Crocodile Gang Boss (as Feng Xiao Gang)

Wah Yuen ... Landlord
Zhi Hua Dong ... Donut

Kwok-Kwan Chan ... Brother Sum (as Danny Chan)
Chi Chung Lam ... Bone (Sing's Sidekick) (as Lam Tze Chung)

Siu-Lung Leung ... The Beast

Qiu Yuen ... Landlady

Kai Man Tin ... Axe Gang Advisor
Kang Xi Jia ... Harpist #1
Hark-On Fung ... Harpist #2

Shengyi Huang ... Fong
Suet Lam ... Axe Gang Vice General
Cheung-Yan Yuen ... Beggar (as Cheng Yan Yuen)

Chi Ling Chiu ... Tailor
Xing Yu ... Coolie
Yibai Zhang ... Inspector Chan (as Zhang Yi Bai)
Si Lu Ren ... Suzie
Xiao Lung Ding ... Mr. Gold
Ming Ming Zhang ... Mr. Silver
Oliver Wong ... Inspector
Kai Shi Chen ... Rabbit-Tooth Jane
Wellson Chin ... Neighbour A
Wen Hui He ... Jiang Bao
David Hung ... Mr. Big
Billy Ma ... Axe Gang Member
Hao Tian Yuan ... Little Sing
Min Hun Fung ... Four Eye Clerk
Nang Yang ... Neighbour B
Chao Xia Liu ... Neighbour C
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jessica Gee ... Unidentified Character (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Stephen Chow 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Man Keung Chan 
Stephen Chow 
Xin Huo 
Kan-Cheung Tsang 

Produced by
Bill Borden .... executive producer
Wellson Chin .... associate producer
Stephen Chow .... producer
Bo-Chu Chui .... producer
Rita Fung .... associate producer
David Hung .... executive producer
Jeffrey Lau .... producer
Zhonglei Wang .... executive producer
Connie Wong .... line producer
Hai Cheng Zhao .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Stephen Chow 
Ying-Wah Wong  (as Raymond Wong)
Hang Yi 
Xian Luo Zong 
 
Cinematography by
Hang-Sang Poon 
 
Film Editing by
Angie Lam 
 
Production Design by
Oliver Wong 
 
Art Direction by
Second Chan 
 
Costume Design by
Shirley Chan 
 
Makeup Department
Sai Hua Cai .... assistant makeup artist
Man Chuen Chow .... makeup artist
Maggie Choy .... makeup artist
Changming Gao .... assistant hair stylist (as Chang Ming Gao)
Cong Lan Ji .... assistant hair stylist
Jia Lu .... assistant hair stylist
Yuan Tian .... assistant makeup artist
Mike Tse .... hair stylist
Ronald Yeung .... hair stylist
Qian Zhang .... assistant makeup artist
Ying Xia Zhao .... assistant hair stylist
 
Production Management
Paul Au .... production manager
Ng Kam Chiu .... unit production manager
Angie Lam .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sylvia Liu .... first assistant director
Eddy Yeung .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Shi Bin .... assistant art director
Kim Wai Chung .... property master
Yao Jun .... assistant art director
Crystal Lau .... assistant art director
Gei-Man Lee .... props assistant
Zhao Nuo Li .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Steve Burgess .... sound designer
Steve Burgess .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve Burgess .... supervising sound editor
Chris Goodes .... sound editor
Vic Kaspar .... sound editor
Chi-tat Leung .... sound
Robert Mackenzie .... sound effects editor (as Rob Mackenzie)
Robert Mackenzie .... sound re-recording mixer (as Rob Mackenzie)
Jo Mion .... sound editor
Andrew Neil .... sound editor
Paul Pirola .... sound designer
Paul Pirola .... sound re-recording mixer
Steven Ticknor .... sound designer
Mario Vaccaro .... foley artist
 
Visual Effects by
Cecil Man Ching Cheng .... effects cameraman
Cecil Man Ching Cheng .... visual effects producer
Chin-Wing Cheng .... colorist
Frankie Chung .... visual effects supervisor
John Galvin .... colorist
Jack Ho .... visual effects designer: pre-production
Harry Ching Wei Hung .... lighting and texture supervisor: Centro Digital Pictures
Roger Ip .... digital compositor
Eric Lo .... visual effects artist
Kith Ng .... CG supervisor
Wilson Tang .... digital restoration
Tommy Tom .... visual effects producer
Don Wong .... effects artist
Manfred Yip .... colorist
Phil Green .... calibration (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Chun-Kun Chen .... car stunts
Allen Hai-Han Lan .... assistant stunt coordinator
Jun He .... stunts
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung .... additional action choreographer (as Sammo Hung)
Hin Chiu Kuk .... assistant stunt coordinator
Ke Ming Lin .... assistant stunt coordinator
Shun-Yee Yuen .... assistant stunt coordinator
Woo-Ping Yuen .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Saeed Adyani .... still photographer
Dik-Lung Cheung .... camera assistant
Samuel Fu .... assistant camera
Baoquan Li .... Steadicam operator
Chak-Shun Tang .... still photographer
Che Wai Wong .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Mark Reaser .... hd mastering
 
Music Department
Ross Cockle .... score mix: traditional music
Ian McLoughlin .... music mixer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Laurent Boyé .... publicity assistant (as Laurent Boye)
John Charles .... software engineer: Sony DAC
Petrina Ho .... production coordinator
Joyce Hsieh .... production accountant
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung .... action director
Peggy Lee .... production controller
Christina Liu .... publicist
Shun-Yee Yuen .... assistant action director
Woo-Ping Yuen .... action choreographer
Woo-Ping Yuen .... action director
Sean Streeter .... studio stage manager (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Kung fu" - Hong Kong (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for sequences of strong stylized action and violence
Runtime:
99 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:MA (DVD rating) | Australia:M (cut) | Brazil:14 | Canada:14A (British Columbia/Ontario) | Canada:18A (Manitoba) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-15 | France:U | Germany:12 | Hong Kong:IIB | Iceland:16 | Ireland:15A | Malaysia:18PL | Netherlands:16 | Norway:15 | Peru:14 | Philippines:PG-13 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | Singapore:PG13 (re-rating) | South Korea:15 | Spain:7 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) | Switzerland:16 (canton of Zurich) | UK:15 | USA:R
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Surpassed Shaolin Soccer (2001) in February 2005 to become the highest-grossing Hong Kong-made movie in Hong Kong.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: At one point when Donut is fighting the Harpists, he holds two spears in his hand. When they are broken, Donut drops them and jumps up. The spears disappear into after he drops them.See more »
Quotes:
The Beast:[Grabs pistol from brother Sum] Do they make these for men?See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Big Boss (1971)See more »
Soundtrack:
Zhi Yao Wei Ni Huo Yi TianSee more »

FAQ

What are the differences between the US-DVD (Rated R) and the uncut Hongkong version?
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128 out of 141 people found the following review useful.
Visually Stunning & Just Plain Funny!, 24 April 2005
Author: BraveHawk from United States

Kung Fu Hustle was one of the most visually imaginative and unique movies I have seen in quite some time. Upon first viewing the trailer, I thought we would have another Kung Pow: Enter The Fist on our hands but, boy, was I wrong. Unlike Kung Pow, the jokes did not grow tired on me and the special effects were definitely top notch. The scene with the two assassins playing that stringed instrument (don't know the name of it) in such a way that it kills was incredible.

Although there was not much to the story, it was not non-existent, either. There was a simple story happening which made sense for what we were watching. Even the jokes with the subtitles came across as funny, and from my experience, humor does not translate as easily as this movie would have you believe. It borrowed or spoofed a bit from Spider-Man and The Matrix as well, which was a bit unexpected for this film, initially. At least for me.

To be honest, I could enjoy this movie without sound or subtitles, too. It was that appealing to the eye. It would be a good background movie for a party or poker game which could catch your eye at any moment and still hold your attention. It could also be great if you feel like a good comedy. I was entertained throughout and even though I was dead tired when I saw it in the theater, it held my interest all the way to the end. 9/10

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