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Half a Loaf of Kung Fu (1978)

Yi zhao ban shi chuang jiang hu (original title)
R | | Action, Comedy | 1985 (USA)
A young man poses as "the Whip King" and collects the reward for a bandit he has seen killed by a famous bounty hunter. He must now learn Kung Fu if he is to live up to this new persona and conquer the enemies he has inherited.

Director:

Chi-Hwa Chen

Writer:

Ming Chi Tang
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jackie Chan ... Jiang (as Jacky Chan)
Chun-Erh Lung Chun-Erh Lung ... Fong
Jeong-Nam Kim ... Chin Ping Lu (as Jeong-nan Kim)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chih-Ping Chiang Chih-Ping Chiang
Kang Chin ... Thousand-Faces (as Kong Kam)
Kang Ho
Ti Hsieh Ti Hsieh
Hang Hsu Hang Hsu
Yuan Hsu Yuan Hsu
Han Chang Hu
Sae Ok Kim Sae Ok Kim ... Man Wearing Leopard Skin
Chi-Lun Li
Hai Lung Li Hai Lung Li
Min-Lang Li ... Xu Tai Chung (Man Fighting with Whip Hero)
Wen Tai Li ... Beggar
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Storyline

Mostly a Kung-fu showcase; a loose script describes Jackie Chan's character learning Kung-fu from a beggar-master and his pupil while guarding a caravan from bandits. Chan's early comedic beginnings are shown here. Written by <jasona@sco.com>

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Action | Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

Taiwan | Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Half a Loaf of Kung Fu See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(video)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Jiang: If I'm lying, then I'm a son of a bitch.
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Alternate Versions

UK video version is cut by 3m 7s. In 2002 all previous cuts were waived by the BBFC. See more »

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Cool!!!!!!!
26 June 2001 | by Nick_VorobyovSee all my reviews

This film is the first great comedy for Jackie. This film has alot of action too. But like always the whole action is at the end of the film. And this film is done well with the help of "Wei Lo" of course. "Wei Lo" made the stupid film "New Fists of Fury" which I didn't like that much. But this film is GREAT. I haven't seen so much comedy ever!!!!!! Jackie doesn't know how to fight at first but then he learns it. Before Jackie learned how to fight he still did some nice stunts and kind like fights. But the end was the best. So I have to say this is the first great comedy for Jackie since long time. So see this film today. And expect to laugh your pants off.


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