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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Once was the highest-grossing Chinese film in South Korea. See more »

Goofs

Fei-Hung's shirt is dirty and clean between shots during the fight with Mr Chiu. See more »

Alternate Versions

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

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Version of Heroes Among Heroes (1993) See more »

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bruce lee meets the three stooges...
24 January 2001 | by tripperMSee all my reviews

i have seen other jackie chan movies and have been glued to the wonderful choreography of the fights and laughed at his henny youngman-type humour but this is by far the BEST jc movie. i would have to say it's one of the best all around kung fu movies, too.

there is LOTS of humour, LOTS of shtick, and of course LOTS and LOTS of kung fu... crane kung fu, snake kung fu, tiger kung fu- i didn't know there were so many types of kung fu! seeing jc go through the "disciplines" is painful to watch, and auntie is cool! she makes sailor moon look like a power puff girl. this chick kicks a** with so much grace and style - and not a hair out of place! great, fun, popcorn-popin' movie.


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