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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The only reason this show went off the air was because David Carradine quit the series. He had sustained so many injuries, he felt he could not go on. The show got high ratings for all three seasons that it aired. See more »

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In the title sequence the view of young Caine is looped in the pebble scene, as the smoke behind him reverses twice. See more »

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Referenced in Big Stan (2007) See more »

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Excellent Work from 1972-75
7 May 2012 | by See all my reviews

I have not seen this series for well over 35 years. Remarkably, it has stood the harsh test of time.

While it cannot compare with university level studies of East Asian philosophy and religion, it deals with topics that have universal applicability, and it does so in an intelligent fashion.

Caine lives in a world of avarice, violence, and breath-taking stupidity. In spite of all this, he must persevere in his pursuit of familial connections and obligations, another eternal Eastern theme.

The dialog and psychological situations merit serious attention and certainly keep the viewer's interest.


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