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. ...
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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>
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 »
[Original opening. Scene: 15 years before the present]
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.
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]
Fifteen years later, they were reunited. Now Caine faced new challenges... and his son grew up.
Look, I'm not my father. I don't do kung fu. I'm a cop. ...
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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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