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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)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Miramax Films' North American theatrical distribution, Drunken Master II was cut the least. A scene in which Wong drunkenly sings at a café was re-cut slightly, making use of a few alternate takes not seen in the original Cantonese version. In addition, a thirty-five-second cut was made to the concluding scene of the movie which showed Wong blinded and mentally crippled as a result of drinking industrial alcohol during the movie's ultimate fight. Played for laughs, the scene was considered to be in bad taste by Miramax Films. 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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Crazy Credits

Closing credits roll over outtakes, including two fighters accidentally knocking heads and getting bleeding noses. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Rush Hour (1998) See more »

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An amazing Chan vehicle; one of his best
22 October 2000 | by MisterWhiplashSee all my reviews

Jackie Chan shows off (and delivers) the goods in this film. It follows a tradition of Chan starring movies in America (Rumble In the Bronx, Supercop, Supercop II, First Strike, Who Am I, Operation Condor and Operation Condor) that were hits in China some time ago and have been re-released here (in fact, except for Rush Hour and Shanghai Noon all of Chan's films are China made). This is one of his best.

The plot follows Chan as a young man who is a master in the art of drunken fighting (drinking before and druing a fight to gain action) who has to go up against art theieves and family betrayers. This plot is somewhat thin, and the dubbing makes The Crippled Masters look like Das Boot. But, the entertainment factor kicks in, and we see terrific fun. Only liability: this is a remake of the film that originally made Chan a celebrity in China, but in this film he is playing the same character (and he's 40). But still, it is a good enough film to almost not notice. A-


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