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Mad Monkey Kung Fu (1979)

Feng hou (original title)
A disgraced former Kung Fu expert makes a living as a merchant with the help of a hot headed friend. When the men are harassed by gangsters, the merchant decided to teach his friend monkey boxing so they can defend their business.

Director:

Chia-Liang Liu

Writer:

Kuang Ni
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Cast

Credited cast:
Chia-Liang Liu ... Chen
Hou Hsiao Hou Hsiao ... Monkey (as Hsiao Ho)
Kara Wai ... Miss Chen (as Ying-Hung Hui)
Lieh Lo ... Tuan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kwok Keung Chan Kwok Keung Chan ... (as Kuo-Chiang Chen)
Shao-Hung Chan
Hsi Chang
Ling Wei Chen
Wing-Hon Cheung ... Green Dragon (as Yung-Han Chang)
Szu-Ying Chien
Tien-Chu Chin
Chin-Chiang Chou Chin-Chiang Chou
Ju Fang
Ming Fung
Bao-Hsing Ho Bao-Hsing Ho
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Storyline

A crippled former Kung Fu expert earns a living as a candy merchant with a friend whom he hires to attract business. When the men are harassed by a local gang, the merchant teaches his colleague monkey boxing so as to defend their business. Written by Joey Lennox

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Genres:

Action | Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

5 October 1979 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Mad Monkey Kung Fu See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Shaw Brothers See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Alternate Versions

The 1995 UK video version is cut by 28 seconds. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Soldier (1982) See more »

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The best Lui Liang/and monkey style movie ever made!
21 February 2000 | by bagua-2See all my reviews

As a Bagua/Hsing-i instructor for over 20 years, I have witnessed many different levels of kung-fu expertise. 'Mad Monkey' is the best demonstration of footwork and kung-fu mastery that has ever been put on celluloid. Lui Liang's choreography and acting are first rate. As a viewer make sure to pay close attention to the demonstration of monkey style vs. all other 'hard' styles. In this demo., Liang shows how any martial artist should strive to become more and more loose/relaxed during a fight vs. what we are normally shown, which is the hero flexing his muscles and locking out into stiff poses for the camera. The story is gripping and the kung-fu is top notch, this is truly a martial masterpiece!


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