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The Prodigal Son (1981)

Bai ga jai (original title)
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A rich man's son (Yuen Biao) believes himself to be the best kung fu fighter in Canton. Unfortunately, his father, anxious for his son's safety, bribes all his opponents to lose. After a ... See full summary »

Director:

Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
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1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Biao Yuen ... Leung Chang
Ching-Ying Lam ... Leung Yee-tai
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung ... Wong Wah-bo
Frankie Chan ... Ngai Fei
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lung Chan ... Yee Tong-choi
Yau Hau Chan ... Chang's father
Ching Po Chang ... Opera troupe manager
Hsi Chang ... Doctor
Wellson Chin ... Master Mun
Fat Chung ... Mr Law
Kwok Wing Ha Kwok Wing Ha ... (as Kuo-Yung Hsia)
Wai-Hon Ho Wai-Hon Ho ... Twiggy
Shou-Chieh Lai Shou-Chieh Lai ... (as Sau-Kit Lai)
Hoi Sang Lee ... Chang's Kungfu teacher
Wen Tai Li ... Angry Kungfu master
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A rich man's son (Yuen Biao) believes himself to be the best kung fu fighter in Canton. Unfortunately, his father, anxious for his son's safety, bribes all his opponents to lose. After a humiliating defeat at the hands of an actor in a traveling theatre company, the son resolves to find a better teacher. Furious kung fu battles and slapstick comedy. Written by Richard Hills <R.Hills@wlv.ac.uk>

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Action | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for martial arts violence | See all certifications »

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Quotes

Leung Chang: Master! I'm sorry. It's all my fault.
Leung Yee Tai: You're damn right it's your fault. And stop calling me 'master'. I really don't need such a dumb student.
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Greatest wing chun movie ever period.
14 April 2000 | by Ash-89See all my reviews

This movie has all: kung fu, comedy, a good story,chinese opera, sammo hung doing calligraphy, trainings... The fight scenes of this movie are jaw dropping!! The fight between Lam ching ying and Frankie Chan is simply wonderful. The end fight is good also but Yuen Biao's wing chun is not as good as Frankie chan's. Overall, a masterpiece.....................................10/10


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

22 December 1981 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Pull No Punches See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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