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Kung Fu Dunk (2008)
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Fang Shijie is found as a baby in the garbage and raised at a martial arts academy. With the help of a man, he gets into college and is promoted to the basketball championship as he searches for his real parents.

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Fang Shijie (as Chieh-lun Chou)
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Zhen Li (as Chi-wai Tsang)
Gang Wang ...
Wang Biao
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Lily (as Cheuk-yin Choi)
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Ting Wei
Chu-he Chen ...
Xiao Lan
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Yen-Ping Chu
James Z. Feng ...
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Eddy Ko ...
Fang's Master
Li-Chun Lee ...
Bi Tianhao (as Lichun Lee)
Ka-Yan Leung
Ken Lin
Will Liu ...
Li Tian
Man Tat Ng ...
Master Wu
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Fang Shijie is found as a baby in the garbage and raised at a martial arts academy. With the help of a man, he gets into college and is promoted to the basketball championship as he searches for his real parents.

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Shaolin Basket  »

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Kung Fu Basketball
12 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you go looking on Netflix or Hulu you can watch this sports movie Kung Fu Dunk. It stars Jay Chou. You might remember Jay Chou from the movie The Green Hornet. Jay Chou plays a orphaned boy that grew up at a kung fu school and eventually becomes a talented basketball player. This movie is mixture of basketball, kung fu and a love story.

Many people have compared this movie to Shaolin Soccer and may have thought it wasn't as good. I actually like this movie. There are parts of this movie that were really funny. In the beginning the kids master dies trying to alter the universe. He ends up being frozen. I don't know if I should be laughing or crying. There are elements that you won't find in most sports movies. This movie doesn't follow the usual formula for most sports movies.

Parts of this movie did feel disjointed. There is the kung fu, the basketball, a love story and the kid trying to reunite with his parents. I feel like there is something that could have made it better. If you can get around the flaws this is a good movie.


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