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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According to Bruce Lee's widow, Linda Lee Cadwell, Lee originated the concept, and was intended to star in the series, but David Carradine was cast because the network felt the American audience was not ready for an Asian actor as the lead, and Lee received no credit for his concept (this was dramatized in Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993)). However, according to the producers, although Lee was consulted and was considered for the role, they created the concept and Carradine was always their first choice. See more »

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In the title sequence, the close-up shots of Caine's arms moving into position over the cauldron show his right arm covering both the dragon AND the tiger. See more »

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Referenced in Roseanne: Home-Ec (1991) See more »

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What beuty it is...
9 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is one of the first TV drams I've seen. In 1980, TV was a new luxury in Sri Lanka. One of the first came on TV was Kung fu.

Though I am a Buddhist the philosophical aspect of it never did hit me till I see this. But this did help me to look in to my own religion in a different way. As a kid I always watched Kung-Fu to see him kicking off people. But the story of the grasshopper was always in my mind...

It's a lovely story. With well narrated script and well controlled action. The best part of this is that it never took more action than needed in the show. After all he is "Kung-fu" master it will be childish to have a full scale fight with any one doesn't know any fighting other than grumbling over a Whiskey...

I wonder whether this is available on DVD. Something I'd buy..


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