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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 (Siu Tin Yuen), a Master of drunken martial arts.

Director:

Woo-Ping Yuen

Writers:

Lung Hsiao (as Hua-An Hsi), See-Yuen Ng
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Chan ... Wong Fei-Hung (as Jacky Chan)
Siu Tin Yuen ... Beggar So (as Yuen Hsiao Tien)
Jung-Lee Hwang ... Jim Ti-Sam (as Huang Cheng Li)
Dean Shek ... Ko Choi (as Shih Tien)
Kau Lam ... Wong Kei-Ying (as Chiao Lin)
Linda 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 Chin Chiang ... Da Kuai-Dai
Shun-Yee Yuen Shun-Yee Yuen ... Chen Kuo-Wei
Ging Man Fung ... Li Wan-Hao
Hui Tsai
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Storyline

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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Action | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin | Cantonese

Release Date:

5 October 1978 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Drunken Master See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Jackie Chan (Wong Fei-Hung) nearly lost an eye when Jang Lee Hwang (Jim Ti-Sam) kicked him in the head during the final fight scene. When Hwang became aware of this, he refused to do more takes for the shot. See more »

Goofs

The bowl of wine offered to Beggar So is accidentally dropped and passes his foot in the first shot, but lands on it in the following one. See more »

Alternate Versions

German version was cut by approximately 20 minutes. See more »

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Fantastic Fun
27 January 2006 | by no-skylineSee all my reviews

This is one of the quality films from Jackie's early years made the year after Snake in Eagles Shadow with much of the same cast and crew this built on the comedic style of Kung Fu action that Jackie was to make his own. Of the two films I actually prefer the earlier Snake in.... but its this later film that is more often considered Chan's earliest masterpiece.

This is a more traditional set kung-fu film than the later stunt fests that made his name. The fighting styles on show are unique, inventive and fascinating to watch. The showdowns are impressive and with no trick photography, CG or massive effects fueled blow outs and shows just how good a martial artist Jackie is. The comedy works well and Jackies on screen master is very funny and they spark well off each other as a team.

This is a really good old style kung fu flick fans of Jackies later work such as Rush Hour etc. may not find what their looking for here this is Jackie in one of his most pure kung fu movies. But for anyone who loves martial arts you must see this!! Great entertainment 7/10


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