Kwai Chang Caine (DAVID CARRADINE) enters the spirit world to exorcise a demon and save a woman from the horrors of drug addiction.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Leslie Charleson ...
Bruce Carradine ...
Byron Mabe ...
Voice of Demon (voice)
Boy Caine (as Stephen Manly)
Frances Fong ...
Nurse (as Francis Fong)
Lloyd Kino ...
James Weatherill ...
Guard (Benson) (as Jim Weatherill)
Blacksmith (as A. Wilford Brimley)
Jay D. Jones ...
Demon (as Jay Jones)


Kwai Chang Caine (DAVID CARRADINE) enters the spirit world to exorcise a demon and save a woman from the horrors of drug addiction.

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25 January 1975 (USA)  »

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Second and last episode featuring Stephen Manley as Boy Caine. See more »

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KUNG FU meets THE EXORCIST with Bruce Carradine
24 August 2010 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

Season 3 Episode 15- "The Nature of Evil" was an effective horror story from season 2, but this one is mostly ineffective. A cross between KUNG FU and THE EXORCIST, weaving many elements into an almost indigestible stew. Caine spots a young woman struggling with an aggressive older man. She is Amy Starbuck (Leslie Ann Charleson), still grieving for her stillborn child for over a year, while the man, Shelby Cross (David Huddleston, previously seen in "The Salamander"), runs a trading post, supplying drugs to help the lady forget her pain. Bruce Carradine, David's older half-brother (previously seen in "Empty Pages of a Dead Book"), plays Captain Roy Starbuck, Amy's concerned husband, who mistakenly locks up Caine, assuming that his wife is simply guilty of having an affair. Caine finds a riding crop with the symbol of a Chinese demon carved into the head, reminding him of a time when he was a small boy dangerously ill with typhoid, asking the demon to take the life of another in his place. Having created the demon in his own mind, he must now find a way to defeat it and save Amy as well. A. Wilford Brimley shows up as a blacksmith, while Allan Melvin (ALL IN THE FAMILY) receives billing on screen as 'Voice of Demon.' One of the few acting roles for Bruce Carradine, who never appeared in anything without little brother David (there is a strong resemblance between them, same mother but different fathers). Next up- "The Thief of Chendo"

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