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Kung Fu Mama (1973)

Shan dong lao niang (original title)
After the Boxer from Shantung is murdered by the Shanghai Axe Gang his mother gathers up the rest of her fighting brood and travels to Shanghai to have it out with the axe gang and avenge ... See full summary »


Lung Chien (as Lung Kin)


Chun Ku (screenplay)

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Credited cast:
Chin-Ju Hsieh Chin-Ju Hsieh ... Mother of the Shantung Boxer (as Gam Guk Tse)
Ching Ching Chang ... Ma Ai-Chen
Yu Wang ... Ma Yung-Chen (Guest star)
Hsin Tang Hsin Tang ... Ma Su-Chen
Fei Lung Huang Fei Lung Huang ... Gang Leader
Lan Chi
Kai Kang
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chung-Kuei Chang Chung-Kuei Chang
Yi Kuei Chang
Chin Hai Chen Chin Hai Chen
Mu Lung Chen Mu Lung Chen
Chun Chou Chun Chou
Hsiao-San Hou Hsiao-San Hou ... (as Shao-san Hou)
Han Hsieh
Gen-Mei Huang Gen-Mei Huang ... (as Kan-man Huang)


After the Boxer from Shantung is murdered by the Shanghai Axe Gang his mother gathers up the rest of her fighting brood and travels to Shanghai to have it out with the axe gang and avenge her son. Fantastic action in the tradition of Boxer from Shangtung and Man of Iron.

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It's Not Nice To Fool With Mother...The Meanest Mother Of Them All!!


Action | Crime | Drama


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Taiwan | Hong Kong



Release Date:

June 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kung Fu Mama See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Jung An Film Company See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Follows Boxer from Shantung (1972) See more »

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Great Kung Fu Flick of the 70's
30 July 2011 | by BlackaceSee all my reviews

My father took me to see this with my mother back in the earlier 70's. I was like 8 or 9yrs old at the time and it was quite obvious that my parents couldn't find a baby sitter for me. I had no idea where I was going until after I was put in the car. This movie was a double feature with a Rated "X" flick called "The Bang Bang Gang" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0177530/ . My father was a huge martial arts fan, so that was why he went to see this. The lady at the booth said, "You know these movies are rated "R" and "X" and it's not appropriate for your little boy. My father said, "He'll be sleeping through most of it." LOL, not!! I'm sure my mother went just to get out of the house for a change. Anyway, the X rated movie came on first, I remember my mother telling me to close my eyes when the nude sex scenes started and she put her sweater over my head. Luckily the sweater was knitted with large holes and I was able to see everything. lol!! See my review of "The Bang Bang Gang" on its page. Now, as for the Kung Fu Mama movie, I was allowed to watch that. I don't remember the plot. Something about Big Mama's land being taken by crooked people. Her and her daughter had to fight these baddies and the action was pretty awesome for back then. One guy threw an ax at Mama and she caught it and threw it into his chest. Then she did a flying kick to another guys face. Big Mama got beat up pretty bad as well though. I don't remember how it ended. All I know was there was some great action and a lot of high jumping attacks. The flick is definitely worth watching if you can find it. It also goes by the name "Queen of Fist" & "Karate Lady". You can probably watch it on the Internet if you Google search it. I give the movie a 7 out of 10. I wish I could tell you more about it, but I was way to young to remember everything. If I get more info, I'll update my review.

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