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 ... 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

The "intermission" that appears following the tiny net scene was a last-minute invention by Steve Oedekerk, after a lengthy interrogation and escape scene was cut from the film. The music heard during the faux-intermission is actually recycled bumper music from steve.oedekerk.com (1997). See more »

Goofs

When the Chosen One is running backwards, he runs over Wimp Lo, but Wimp Lo is in Master Tang's clothes in the shot where he runs over him. See more »

Quotes

Chosen One: [picking up two gophers and connecting them with cloth] I need gopher-chucks!
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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 release has a few more deleted scenes:
  • "I Believe Song: What Steve's Really Singing": This is the above mentioned song Chosen sings in it's original audio, where he sings about Sam Donaldson.
  • "Groinkick-O-Rama": In the final fight, Chosen attempts to kick, punch and even head-butt Betty in the groin, to no effect.
  • "Betty Deals With Burning Fuse": At the start of the final fight, in the temple, Chosen wraps Betty with barbed wire and ignites it. The sparks weaken Betty but he manages to get out of it.
  • "Blacksmith of Glory": Alternate version of Chosen asking the blacksmith for caps. He gets them while singing without even moving his lips.
  • "Chosen Takes A Beating: Director's Cut": Extended version of how Betty beats up Chosen after weakening his arms.
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Connections

Spoofs The Mummy Returns (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Les Aliens
Written by Robert Folk and Steve Oedekerk
Performed by Nanou
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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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Country:

USA | Hong Kong | Mexico | Taiwan

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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