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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 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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Taglines:

Une Parodie Au Pays Du Kung Fu. 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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Details

Country:

USA | Hong Kong | Taiwan

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kung Pow! Enter the Fist See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,017,474, 27 January 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$16,033,556, 14 April 2002
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended edition)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The scene in which Chosen One is talking to Mu-Shu Fasa was filmed in Steve Oedekerk's backyard with a digital video camera. A lamp was used for light and a hairdryer was used for wind. See more »

Goofs

When the Chosen One hallucinates about Whoa and Mu-Shu-Fasa, we see that Whoa has Jennifer Tung's two normal breasts rather than one giant one. See more »

Quotes

Ling: He was my father my entire life, we were friends, I loved him, and now he's dead-except for his hair and nails-dead, Waaaach!...
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes from the film (some real, some faked) play through the first couple minutes of the credits. 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

Spoofs Titanic (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

U Can't Touch This
Written by M.C. Hammer (as Kirk Burrell), Rick James and Alonzo Miller
Performed by M.C. Hammer (as MC Hammer)
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under License from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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I liked it.
11 May 2003 | by Aaron1375See all my reviews

I have watched my fair share of dubbed foreign movies in my time. I have also seen a lot of subtitled movies. I prefer subtitled because with dubbing I always felt that sometimes the people dubbing the movie were leaving stuff out or changing what the characters said just to fit their mouths. Here we have a guy who not only changes what they say to a ridiculous degree, he also added himself to the flick. This movie is actually an old martial arts movie. The dubbing has been changed though and some new scenes were added. I found this movie very hilarious. Though it is probably just me, as this one didn't score very well. I don't care though cause it just worked for me. I usually find with comedies though that I prefer the obscure stuff to the more mainstream hits that usually show all the highlights in the trailers. The weakest parts of this one are the scenes that were added to the movie while the best stuff is when the main character interjects himself into the movie or adds things to the original movie. Though none of it to me was particularly weak. You may want to read other reviews though as this is not a comedy for every one.


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