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Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (2002)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy | 25 January 2002 (USA)
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A rough-around-the-edges martial arts master seeks revenge for his parent's death.

Director:

Steve Oedekerk

Writer:

Steve Oedekerk
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Oedekerk ... Chosen One
Fei Lung ... Master Pain (Betty) (archive footage) (as Lung Fai)
Leo Lee ... Young Master Pain
Ling-Ling Hsieh Ling-Ling Hsieh ... Ling (archive footage) (as Tse Ling Ling)
Lin Yan Lin Yan ... Dying Ling (as Yan Lin)
Chia Yung Liu ... Wimp Lo (archive footage) (as Lau Kar Wing)
Hui Lou Chen ... Master Tang (archive footage) (as Chen Hui Lou)
Chi Ma ... Master Doe (archive footage) (as Ma Chi)
Jennifer Tung ... Whoa
Escobar Tongue Escobar Tongue ... Tonguey (credit only)
Ming Lo ... Father
Peggy Lu ... Mother
Tad Horino ... Chew Fat Lip
Tori Tran Tori Tran ... Peasant Woman
Simon Rhee ... Young Master Pain's Henchman
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Storyline

Kung Pow: Enter the Fist is a movie within a movie, created to spoof the martial arts genre. Writer/director Steve Oedekerk uses contemporary characters and splices them into a 1970s kung-fu film, weaving the new and old together. As the main character, The Chosen One, Oedekerk sets off to avenge the deaths of his parents at the hands of kung-fu legend Master Pain. Along the way, he encounters some strange characters, one of which is a cow trained in the martial arts. Written by kem

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A laugh-out-loud funny spoof! See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for comic violence, crude and sexual humor | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Among the main cast of the 70s Kung Fu movie Shao Lin hu ho chen tien hsia (1977), it is only Jimmy Wang Yu who failed to appear entirely in this movie as his image was digitally replaced with that of Steve Oedekerk's. The only time his image appeared here was during the end credits, when the original Chinese cast was being introduced and can also be seen during some shots. See more »

Goofs

When the infant Chosen One is rolling down a hill, his shoe falls off. In the next shot, he has both of them on again. Shortly thereafter, he loses the same shoe a second time (exact same footage), and then both of them reappear on his feet. Some other segments are shown 3 or 4 times. See more »

Quotes

Wimp Lo: If you've got an ass I'll kick it!
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Crazy Credits

After the credits end Master Tang is shown lying on the ground with his leg being pecked at by a bird. He starts to complain and tries to shoo the bird away. See more »

Alternate Versions

The DVD shows several deleted/alternate scenes. Among these are:
  • A musical number by Chosen One
  • The Evil Betty singing a song based on his "owl and bungee cord" joke
  • The Evil Betty searching for two characters hidden within a bell
  • A sequence where after being captured in the tiny net, Chosen One is taken back to Betty's lair and tortured by an old master. The torture includes being given a tattoo on his face of the word "Mouth" and an arrow pointing to his mouth. Chosen manages to escape in a battle sequence where he performs kung fu with his only free appendage (his arms and legs are bound and he is male so figure it out). After his escape he is comforted by the mono-breasted Whoa, who magically removes the tattoo.
  • All of the new footage was shot with the actors saying nonsense lines (often discussions of pies and pastries), then re-dubbed with the final dialogue so that what is heard would never match lip movements. The DVD contains the option to view the entire movie with this original audio track.
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Connections

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User Reviews

 
It all depends on your sense of humor
2 June 2005 | by harryotterSee all my reviews

The first time i heard of Steve Odekerk was when I first saw the movie "Thumb Wars" on UPN, I found it to be so stupid that it was hilarious. After I saw the movie I quickly went out and bought all six in the series and loved everyone, now the humor in these movies is the stupid off the wall type that I love. Now Kung Pow is the same way and has the most random unexplainable humor that I have seen in a movie. Now I personally love this kind of humor but not everyone does, so I would say if you saw any of his other movies like Ace or Juwanna man these are more "normal" movies and aren't good to go by. But if you have seen the thumb movies or just love weird humor you will love this movie, I loved but that doesn't mean you will, so my advice is if you don't like stupid comedy don't watch this but if you like that kind of stuff you should check it out.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,017,474, 27 January 2002

Gross USA:

$16,037,962

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,994,625
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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