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A rich man's son (Yuen Biao) believes himself to be the best kung fu fighter in Canton. Unfortunately, his father, anxious for his son's safety, bribes all his opponents to lose. After a humiliating defeat at the hands of an actor in a traveling theatre company, the son resolves to find a better teacher. Furious kung fu battles and slapstick comedy.Written by
Richard Hills <R.Hills@wlv.ac.uk>
This Sammo Hung-directed flick is a must-see for any fan of fast-paced, realistic kung fu. Yuen Biao turns in another great performance as the rich kid who finds out (almost) too late that all of his fights have been fixed. Lam Ching Ying is also first-rate as Biao's cross-dressing sensei. This may be the only portrayal of a gay kung fu hero in existence! Sammo himself all but steals the show, though, once he shows up as Lam's thick-set older brother. Sammo's calligraphy lesson to his daughter contains one of his greatest acrobatic displays! If you're a fan of Jackie Chan's tongue-in-cheek, real-action romps, Prodigal Son is sure to be right up your alley.
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