The adventures of a Shaolin Monk as he wanders the American West armed only with his skill in Kung Fu.
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1975   1974   1973   1972  
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 5 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
David Carradine ...  Kwai Chang Caine / ... 63 episodes, 1972-1975
Radames Pera ...  Young Caine 48 episodes, 1972-1975
Keye Luke ...  Master Po 48 episodes, 1972-1975
Philip Ahn ...  Master Kan 40 episodes, 1972-1975
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Kwai Chang Caine is a Shaolin Monk who is on the run after he killed the Chinese Emperor's nephew after that coward killed his teacher in cold blood with a gun. He flees to America to escape retaliation, and to search for his brother in order to settle down in this new land. However, in his travels in the wild west, he can not help but continually run into trouble from desperados and other ruffians as they oppress the innocent, while bounty hunters pursue the price on his head. Against this, he has his skill of Kung Fu martial arts, which proves to be devastatingly effective in this gun-dominated land. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@home.com>

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USA

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English

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22 February 1972 (USA) See more »

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Кунг-фу See more »

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(60 episodes)

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Mono

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Color

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4:3
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Trivia

John Saxon was offered the role of Caine, but turned it down. Instead, he appeared in Season 1, Episode 1, "King of the Mountain". See more »

Goofs

In the title sequence, when Master Kahn says 'pebble' his mouth says 'stone'. See more »

Alternate Versions

For the DVD release of some seasons the aspect ratio was changed from 1.33:1 (4:3) to 1.78:1 (16:9). See more »

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Referenced in Hellbinders (2009) See more »

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very well done and with a positive message
2 September 2010 | by disdressed12See all my reviews

rather than getting into the debate over the issue of Bruce Lee vs David Carradine,i will just try to add my thoughts on the merits of the show itself.firstly,i think it's quite well done for it's time(1972).i didn't find it slow.it moves along at a decent enough pace.the action scenes (and by that,i mean the martial arts scenes) aren't overdone,or hokey.the acting is actually very good.Carradine is convincing.his speech pattern fits very well for his character,and he has a calmness and charisma about him.plus the show has a positive message.Kaine only fight when he has to and all life is sacred.each episode contains flashbacks showing the younger Kaine learning other important life lessons,as well.for me,"Kung Fu"is an 8/10


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