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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:
Great movie by Stephen Chow See more (347 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
Yu Xing ... 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
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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
Chang Ming Gao .... assistant hair stylist
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
Yao Jun .... assistant art director
Crystal Lau .... assistant art director
Gei-Man Lee .... props assistant
Zhao Nuo Li .... assistant art director
Chung Kim Wai .... property master
 
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
Sammo Hung Kam-Bo .... additional action choreographer (as Sammo Hung)
Hin Chiu Kuk .... assistant stunt coordinator
Master Lee .... stunts
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 Hung Kam-Bo .... 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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Aspect Ratio:
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:
In an August 2010 interview with GQ magazine, Bill Murray praised Kung Fu Hustle, saying it is "the supreme achievement of the modern age in terms of comedy" and that "there should have been a day of mourning for American comedy the day that movie came out".See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Tailor's rings are broken he falls backwards, the pieces fall to the ground all around him. When he gets up in the next shot, no pieces are on the ground.See more »
Quotes:
The Beast:In the world of kung fu, speed determines the winner.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in 2006 MTV Movie Awards (2006) (TV)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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118 out of 153 people found the following review useful.
Great movie by Stephen Chow, 24 December 2004
Author: (cindia) from Hong Kong

I saw this movie yesterday and it is definitely one of the best movies that was made in the history of Hong Kong. The plot itself is simple, and the storyline is all about kung fu. Yet, it is not just a funny comedy about kung fu. It is more than that. Somehow it is similar to Harry Potter (in this case is wizard) or animations by Hayao Miyazaki in which a world of imagination is created. The characters in the film are so funny and classic. Most of them appeared in some of Stephen Chow's movies before but because the context of every movie is different, the overall result is hilarious. This is a movie that make Hong Kong people proud. I hope it will be a box office success in other countries too. I think I'll definitely buy the movie DVD for my personal collection.

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