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

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...  Kwai Chang Caine / ... 63 episodes, 1972-1975
...  Young Caine 48 episodes, 1972-1975
...  Master Po 48 episodes, 1972-1975
...  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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David Carradine had no formal martial arts training of any sort. He had received some training as a dancer when he was younger. This was a particularly aggravating fact for Bruce Lee after he was turned down for the part of Caine. See more »

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In the title sequence, when teenage Caine is stick-fighting with Master Po, an electrical transmission tower can be seen in the background. See more »

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Spoofed in Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (2006) See more »

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"do you not hear the grasshopper at your feet?"
30 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

David Carridine plays the shoalin monk, philosopher, priest, drifter, defender, dreamer, ......as he simply says, "I am Caine."

The music of Jim Helms is eerie and completely apt.

Performances are good, especially that of Keye Luke as the venerable Master Po.

People often ask, "why don't they make shows like this anymore?" Some answer, "because no one wants to watch them".

Truth is, the art of writing a decent screenplay for television has gone the way of the Dodo bird. They're all mediocre, untalented, overpaid, underworked hacks!


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