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The Prodigal Son ()

Baai ga jai (original title)
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Sammo Hung's (Martial Law) crowning achievement, The Prodigal Son introduces the new fluid concept of the Wing Tsun style at its most captivating.

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Leung Chang
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Leung Yee-tai
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Wong Wah-bo
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Ngai Fei
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Yee Tong-choi
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Chang's father
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Opera troupe manager
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Doctor
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Master Mun
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Chang's Kungfu teacher
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Mr Law
Kwok Wing Ha ...
(as Kuo-Yung Hsia)
Wai-Hon Ho ...
Twiggy
Shou-Chieh Lai ...
(as Sau-Kit Lai)
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Chang's Kungfu teacher
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Angry Kungfu master
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Chang's mother
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Master Mun's Man
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One-armed Man
Yu Ting ...
Local official
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Lord Sengge Rinchen (as Hap Wong)
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Mr Suen
Pai Wei ...
Au Ru-Kwai
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Iron Palm

Directed by

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Sammo Kam-Bo Hung

Written by

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Sammo Kam-Bo Hung ... ()
 
Barry Wong ... ()
 
Jing Wong ... ()

Produced by

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Raymond Chow ... executive producer / producer
Leonard Ho ... producer

Music by

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Frankie Chan
Phil Chen

Cinematography by

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Ricky Lau

Film Editing by

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Peter Cheung

Editorial Department

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Simon Broderick ... colorist

Production Management

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Chi-Chung Liu ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Leung Chin ... assistant director
Ricky Lau ... assistant director

Stunts

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Billy Chan ... stunt coordinator
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung ... stunt coordinator
Ching-Ying Lam ... stunt coordinator
Biao Yuen ... stunt coordinator

Script and Continuity Department

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Yao-Liang Chang ... script supervisor
Phillip Ng ... script supervisor (as Yiu-Kwong Ng)

Additional Crew

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Guy Lai ... consultant: Wing Chun
Ching-Ying Lam ... action choreographer
Chia-Chen Tu ... production assistant (as Ka Jing To)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Also Known As
  • Bai jia zai (Hong Kong, Mandarin title)
  • Son Ruining the Family (Hong Kong, Cantonese title)
  • The Prodigal Son (Hong Kong, English title)
  • The Prodigal Son (Canada, English title)
  • The Prodigal Son (World-wide, English title)
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  • 104 min
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Did You Know?

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Movie Connections Featured in Another Top 10 Martial Arts Movies (2015). See more »
Quotes Leung Yee Tai: Leung Chang, of all the kung fu fighters I've seen, you're the dumbest and most foolish.
Leung Chang: I'm not foolish. It's because you don't know how to teach!
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