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The Legend of Drunken Master (1994)

Jui kuen II (original title)
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A young martial artist is caught between respecting his pacifist father's wishes or stopping a group of disrespectful foreigners from stealing precious artifacts.

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Chia-Liang Liu

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Edward Tang (screenplay), Man-Ming Tong (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Chan ... Wong Fei-hung
Lung Ti ... Wong Kei-ying, Wong's Father
Anita Mui ... Ling - Wong's Step-Mother
Felix Wong ... Tsang
Chia-Liang Liu ... Master Fu Wen-Chi (as Lau Kar-Leung)
Ken Lo ... John (as Low Houi Kang)
Kar Lok Chin ... Fo Sang (as Chin Ka Lok)
Ho-Sung Pak ... Henry
Chi-Kwong Cheung ... Tso (as Tseung Chi Kwong)
Yi-Sheng Han ... Uncle Hing (as Hon Yee Sang)
Andy Lau ... Counter Intelligence Officer
Wing-Fong Ho Wing-Fong Ho ... Fun (as Ho Wing Fong)
Kar-Yung Lau ... Marlon (as Kar Yung Lau)
Siu-Ming Lau ... Mr. Chiu
Suki Kwan ... Chiu's Wife
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Storyline

Returning home with his father after a shopping expedition, Wong Fei-Hong is unwittingly caught up in the battle between foreigners who wish to export ancient Chinese artifacts and loyalists who don't want the pieces to leave the country. Fei-Hong has learned a style of fighting called "Drunken Boxing", which makes him a dangerous person to cross. Unfortunately, his father is opposed to his engaging in any kind of fighting, let alone drunken boxing. Consequently, Fei-Hong not only has to fight against the foreigners, but he must overcome his father's antagonism as well. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Don't Cross His Path When He's Drunk! See more »

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Action | Comedy

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Rated R for violent content | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

20 October 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Legend of the Drunken Master See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,845,278, 22 October 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$11,546,543, 8 December 2000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$311,546,543, 10 December 2010
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SDDS (US version)| Mono (original version)| Dolby Digital (US version)| DTS (US version)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jackie Chan is nine years older than Anita Mui, who played his stepmother. See more »

Goofs

When Fei-Hung's mother offers something to the customer who ordered the ginseng his father says "What are you doing with that rutabaga?". That was not a rutabaga. It was in-fact a daikon radish. A type of white radish used in Asian cooking. See more »

Quotes

Wong Fei-hung: [Drinking some very strong alcohol in the middle of a fight] What the hell is that?
Mrs. Wong: What does it mean when there's a picture of a skull?
Wong Fei-hung: Good stuff!!!
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Opening credits list Jackie Chan as "His stuntperson's double". See more »

Alternate Versions

The English export version is similar to the Hong Kong version length-wise, but ends after the final fight. The soundtrack is different to Dimension's. See more »

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Referenced in The Matrix: Path of Neo (2005) See more »

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A martial arts' classic
2 July 1999 | by Jack_YanSee all my reviews

This film is all the more fantastic because it is, however loosely, based on fact. Chan is in one of his finest roles as Chinese hero Wong Fei Hung, fighting foreigners who wish to take artefacts out of China during the Ching dynasty.

An appreciation of turn-of-the-century China does help, but even without it, the film remains incredibly entertaining. The kung-fu choreography is interwoven with a well-written story which should instil pride in any Chinese moviegoer.

Even Chan's acting is excellent, as the young Wong Fei Hung who develops his "drunken boxing" style - a type of kung-fu which is aided by the consumption of alcohol. However, his father forbids his son's drinking, fearing that he will not know when to stop. His stepmother is encouraging, hoping to put her stepson on the map in the local community. The rapport between the characters is superb and realistically acted by the players. The martial arts' choreography here is among the best in any film.

Of Chan's movies set in an earlier time period, Jui Kuen II must rank as his best. An excellent example of the genre.


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