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Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (2002)

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A rough-around-the-edges martial arts master seeks revenge for his parent's death.

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Steve Oedekerk

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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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From The Director Of ''Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls'' See more »

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Action | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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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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Trivia

Released 25 years after the original film Shao Lin hu ho chen tien hsia (1977). 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

Master Betty: Shirt ripper.
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Crazy Credits

Mu Shu Fasa (The computer-generated lion) is credited as himself. See more »

Alternate Versions

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.
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Connections

References Thumb Wars: The Phantom Cuticle (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Les Aliens
Written by Robert Folk and Steve Oedekerk
Performed by Nanou
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Best movie ever!
10 May 2005 | by Damonw-2See all my reviews

From the man who brought you ThumbWars(My name is Ubidoob Banubi. I have the silliest name in the galaxy!), ThumbTanic(This won't help us! This is a monkey!) and every other great thumb film. Steve Oedekerk, a god amongst men, brings us another hit. This film has everything from a CGI kung-fu cow to Woah, the one breasted kung-fu chick. And who can forget Wimp-Lo, who the crane clan purposefully trained wrong (I am bleeding, making me the victor!).

This is single handedly the funniest film I have ever watched. Not many films can get me going like this one did. I still remember the moment when I knew this was possibly the greatest film of all time. The moment just after ling said "He's dead. Except for his hair and nails, dead." What happened after wards took me completely by surprise.

My dream film is to have Steve Oedekerk and Jhonen Vasquez work on a film together. They are the funniest men in the film industry today.


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