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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 / ... 87 episodes, 1993-1997
Chris Potter ...  Peter Caine 87 episodes, 1993-1997
Richard Anderson ...  Narrator / ... 83 episodes, 1993-1997
Kim Chan ...  Lo Si / ... 52 episodes, 1993-1997
William Dunlop William Dunlop ...  Chief of Detectives Frank Strenlich 50 episodes, 1993-1997
Nathaniel Moreau Nathaniel Moreau ...  Young Peter Caine 49 episodes, 1993-1996
Robert Nicholson Robert Nicholson ...  Det. Blake 46 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:

25 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)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Stunt coordinator Al Leong was not pleased with his tenure on the show. He believed that production moved at too much of a breakneck pace, leaving too little time for creative development and safety standards. After quarreling with the producers and occasionally taking over script-writing, Leong wrote a letter to Warner Bros. Studios which outlined the hazards and oversights of the production. When his letter was ignored, he left the show. See more »

Quotes

Kwai Chang Caine: [quoting] "Change is not only desirable, it is necessary."
Peter Caine: Confucius?
Kwai Chang Caine: Frank Zappa.
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Referenced in D3: The Mighty Ducks (1996) See more »

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KUNG FU: The Legend Continues
Composed by Jeff Danna
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Exposition is not without merit.
12 January 2005 | by brightwyrmSee all my reviews

You know what was great about the late 80's and early 90's? All of those old shows we love, like Knight Rider and Quantum Leap and the A-Team. Shows that while they contained over-the-top action and cheesy comedy, had endearing characters and interesting premises that weren't so tired as to be not worth watching. I think that Kung Fu, The Legend Continues fits neatly into that list of 'B' list TV favorites.

Following the further adventures of Kwai Chang Kaine as his wandering finally comes to an end and he settles down long enough to be with his son, a detective in the inner city, this is both a cop and Kung Fu show and a curious parody of how the perceptions of Asian mysticism have worked their way into modern culture. David Caradine's character's amusement at the modern world is quirky and anachronistic, and interesting characters like the Ancient keep you coming back. And of course, there's just something to be said about listening to David Caradine talk.

Another twist here was the sense of history that the connection to David Caradine's old Kung-Fu Western, the original Kung Fu gave the sequel series. The show hearkens back to it's roots by containing flashbacks, not of Kaine this time as in the original series, but of his son's history as he recalls the teachings of the Shoulin monks when faced with trouble.

Movies like Big Trouble in Little China, Kill Bill volumes 1 and 2, and even the Matrix trilogy would later rely on the groundwork laid by this and other shows and films to set the stage for wacky wire works combat and mystical fights where more than was normally possible was suddenly a part of the story. It's clear to most that the gravel-voiced Caradine was chosen for his role in Kill Bill for his contribution to the Kung-Fu Spagetti Western, a genre he and contemporary Bruce Lee helped create, and the very character he plays here.

Over all, take KF:LC for what it is; a fun action series with memorable characters. Enjoy.


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