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Drunken Master (1978)

Zui quan (original title)
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Wong Fei-Hung (Jackie Chan) is a mischievous, yet righteous young man, but after a series of incidents, his frustrated father has him disciplined by Beggar So (Yuen Siu-Tien), a master of drunken martial arts.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Wong Fei-Hung (as Jacky Chan)
... Beggar So (as Yuen Hsiao Tien)
... Jim Ti-Sam (as Huang Cheng Li)
... Ko Choi (as Shih Tien)
Kau Lam ... Wong Kei-Ying (as Chiao Lin)
... Fei-Hung's Aunt
Tien Lung Chen ... Bully (as Chiang Wang)
Hsia Hsu ... Ceoi King-Tin
Chiu Jun Lee ... (as Shih Fu-Tsai)
Han Chen Wang ... Restaurant Boss
Kwai Shan ... Iron Head Rat (as Yung Liu)
Chin Chiang ... Da Kuai-Dai
Shun-Yee Yuen ... Chen Kuo-Wei
Ging Man Fung ... Li Wan-Hao
Hui Tsai
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The father of Wong Fei-hong, who has been attempting to teach his son kung-fu, but has found him too disobedient to teach and decides to send him off to his uncle, a cruel and torturous master of the 8-Drunken Genii kung-fu. After much suffering the son comes back to rescue the father from an assassin. Written by Jason Abbott <jasona@brimstone.com>

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Rated PG-13 for martial arts violence and language | See all certifications »

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Siu Tin Yuen played this same role again in the films The Story of Drunken Master (1979) (Story of Drunken Master) and Jiu xian shi ba die (1979) (World of the Drunken Master). See more »

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The bench placed under Fei-Hung as he performs the horse stance temporarily disappears when his father walks towards him. See more »

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I wish I could fight Drunken fist Style.
5 August 2007 | by See all my reviews

This movie is easily one of Jackie's best, even if it is one of his first roles where he plays a significant part. The fighting was amazing, and the training sessions with the red nosed master were funny as hell. I don't see Jackie complaining as much as he did as his character, but that didn't hurt it too bad.

The only thing I didn't like about this movie was in the English dub, they refer Wong Fei-Hung as "Freddy Hung". Seriously, Freddy?! That doesn't even sound like a name a martial artist would have! The kid that got his father knocked down also kind of irked me, as his voice sounded like it was being done by a older guy trying to imitate a kids voice. It just doesn't work.

The movie also had some kind of annoying sound effects, as was accustomed to older kung-fu movies. That loud whip-cracking noise whenever someone threw a blow, or got it blocked or hit someone. And there was also that wind cutting noise whenever someone threw a strike or moved their hands or feet. Besides these little annoyances, this was a great movie.

I actually tried to see if there were teachers that could teach me Drunken Boxing, but I found out the style can take many years to learn as it requires much former training in previous martial arts.


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