Kung Pow Charlie Osborn is all talk and no action until he crosses paths with a reclusive goat farmer named Mr. Shutaki who is rumored to be a martial arts master. After receiving a beating... See full summary »
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
Footage was used from the film Shao Lin hu ho chen tien hsia (1977) (a different translation of the title is given in the opening credits). Most of the archive footage appears to be from The Savage Killers (1976). Actors were digitally inserted into scenes from the original film. See more »
During the final fight when the song "Black Betty" is first played and the Chosen One starts dancing, there's a shot of Master Pain being played by Leo Lee, the actor who plays Young Master Pain instead of Fei Lung, the primary Master Pain actor. See more »
Killing is wrong. And bad. There should be a new, stronger word for killing. Like badwrong, or badong. Yes, killing is badong. From this moment, I will stand for the opposite of killing: gnodab.
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Outtakes from the film (some real, some faked) play through the first couple minutes of the credits. See more »
A DVD feature is a computer generated version of the cow-fight which was done before they filmed the scene. It has a few changes...
Chosen One is knocked down by the Cow. He gets up only to step into cow poo. The Cow laughs until Chosen One kicks him, which leaves a brown foot mark.
The cow does a summersault off a tree.
When Chosen One drains the Cow of milk, the Cow remains it's normal weight because...
The Cow attempts to take out Chosen One from behind, but he kicks the Cow in the udders.
I first saw Kung-Pow on DVD with friends who had seen it in the theater and loved it. But they said that people had been walking out of the theater, lots of people. Despite this, I still watched. Everyone around me knew the jokes, and knew when to laugh. I quickly picked up on Oedekerk's sense of humor in this movie, and I ended up loving the movie. If it hadn't been for my friends, I could easily see myself hating this movie too.
There are so many things that seem like mistakes, but are done *on purpose* by Oedekirk. If it looks like a mistake, it's probably a joke. After all, it is a spoof type movie.
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