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Kung Fu: The Legend Continues 

Kwai Chang Caine was a priest at a Shaolin temple, where his son Peter also lived and studied. The temple was destroyed and father and son each thought the other had perished in the fire. ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
David Carradine ...  Kwai Chang Caine / ... 88 episodes, 1993-1997
Chris Potter ...  Peter Caine 88 episodes, 1993-1997
Richard Anderson ...  Narrator / ... 83 episodes, 1993-1997
William Dunlop William Dunlop ...  Chief of Detectives Frank Strenlich 57 episodes, 1993-1997
Kim Chan ...  Lo Si / ... 54 episodes, 1993-1997
Nathaniel Moreau Nathaniel Moreau ...  Young Peter Caine 52 episodes, 1993-1996
Robert Nicholson Robert Nicholson ...  Det. Blake 48 episodes, 1993-1997
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Kwai Chang Caine was a priest at a Shaolin temple, where his son Peter also lived and studied. The temple was destroyed and father and son each thought the other had perished in the fire. For many years, Kwai Chang 'walked the earth,' while Peter became a big-city cop. Finally, they are reunited and now together they battle evil, using wisdom, martial arts, and occasionally even Peter's service pistol (only as a last resort). Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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English

Release Date:

27 January 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kung fu: La leyenda continúa See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Warner Bros. Television See more »
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Runtime:

(88 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

David Carradine developed the idea of the sequel series, the legend continues, for 12 years. There was a version offered to him in the 80s, but rejected it due to the violent premise deal too much with guns and car crashes. There was a bible of things that they avoided in the show like car crashes. See more »

Quotes

[Original opening. Scene: 15 years before the present]
Narrator: The grandson of Kwai Chang Caine walks out of the past.
Young Peter Caine: But I want to fight.
Kwai Chang Caine: Yes. So did your great-grandfather when he was your age.
Narrator: He teaches his son wisdom at a Shaolin temple. An evil force destroyed that temple. Father and son each believed the other had perished.
[Jump to the present]
Narrator: Fifteen years later, they were reunited. Now Caine faced new challenges... and his son grew up.
Peter Caine: Look, I'm not my father. I don't do kung fu. I'm a cop. ...
[...]
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Referenced in RiffTrax Live: Time Chasers (2016) See more »

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KUNG FU: The Legend Continues
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Surprisingly Good
17 March 1999 | by GislefSee all my reviews

Despite a somewhat limited run in first-run syndication, Kung Fu seems to have found its niche as a TNT staple. It's basically the original series updated for the 90's - no surprise there. Still, I like any show that has a huge supporting cast that get their moments to shine & a strong sense of continuity, and KF has it in spades. There's enough fighting to satisfy the less intellectual, but some decent plotting and storylines for those looking for more. It also has a very clear beginning, middle, and end, making it more of a "saga" without a full-fledged Babylon 5-like "arc." And Scott Wentworth as Kermit is one of the coolest characters on TV - he should have gotten his own spin-off series.

The family theme was also interesting, particularly the interaction between the unsung Robert Lansing, Peter's adopted father, and David Carradine. Unfortunately, Lansing's death from cancer put an end to that, but his memory lived on.

Overall, a highly entertaining show. I'd recommend catching it if you can, but you really need to start from the beginning.


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