A rough-around-the-edges martial arts master seeks revenge for his parents' 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 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

Like Steve Oedekerk, Jimmy Wang Yu both directed and starred in The Savage Killers (1976), the source movie. See more »

Goofs

When Master Pain first appears in town to demonstrate his skill, he is wearing his robe while following the mayor. In the next shot, he doesn't have the robe on (a shot where he rips it off was filmed, but omitted). See more »

Quotes

Master Doe: I have a mortal wound.
Master Tang: Where? Where does it hurt?
Master Doe: Oh, pretty much around the big bloody spot.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, the last words Master Tang says are "Save the Whales." See more »

Alternate Versions

Uses footage from The Savage Killers with actors digitally inserted into original scenes, and new dialogue overdubbed. See more »

Connections

Edited from The Savage Killers (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Mom's Lifestyle Newsreel
Written by Curtis S.D. MacDonald (as Curt MacDonald)
Performed by Fresh Music
Courtesy of Fresh Music
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The perfect satire of a unique genre
12 September 2006 | by brentsoffcenterSee all my reviews

The more of a basic understanding of the history and genre of this movie type the viewer has, the more he will appreciate the good natured satire that celebrates it. Oedekerk exploits all of the essential points of this movie style's formula, and does so from a very alert and skillful standpoint. The extra attention and energy given to the inherent goofs and inconsistencies in the original movie ("Tiger And Crane Fists", Hong Kong, 1976) are priceless. The accuracy of the spoofing, and its entire purpose in this film has been needed for quite some time (since 1976), and it's very welcome and highly applauded by those of us who appreciate satire at its best. This film deserves an award.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kung Pow! Enter the Fist See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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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:

2.35 : 1
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