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Kung Phooey! (2003)

R | | Comedy | 24 October 2003 (UK)
The chosen one from China's mystical Shur-Li Temple embarks on a hilarious quest in this high-kicking spoof of kung-fu films from director Darryl Fong. The champion fighter, Art Chew (... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Man-Kin Chow ... Art Chew
Joyce Brew ... Helen Hu (as Joyce Thi Brew)
Colman Domingo ... Roy Lee
Darryl Fong ... Waymon
Karena Davis Karena Davis ... Sue Shee
Wallace Choy Wallace Choy ... Uncle Wong
Fred Salvallon Fred Salvallon ... One Ton
Robert Wu ... Lo Fat
Stuart W. Yee ... Non Fat
Karl-Heinz Teuber ... Dr. Kotzbrocken
Wendy Bohan Wendy Bohan ... Waychel
John Shin John Shin ... Master Card
Jones Chan Jones Chan ... Master Lok
Zepplin Wong Zepplin Wong ... Master Kee
Larry Ching Larry Ching ... Master Kee #2


The chosen one from China's mystical Shur-Li Temple embarks on a hilarious quest in this high-kicking spoof of kung-fu films from director Darryl Fong. The champion fighter, Art Chew (Michael Chow Man-Kin), is sent to America by his master on a mission to find a mystical peach that holds the power of eternal life. Assisted by a distant cousin, his best friend, Roy Lee (Colman Domingo), and the comely Sue Shee (Karena Davis), Art travels to the U.S. and must outwit the evil Helen Hu (Joyce Brew) and her henchment in order to complete his mission and earn the eternal respect of his wise, bald Masters. Kung Phooey is Bruce Lee meets Naked Gun in an outrageous spoof with martial arts action and knock-out laughter for the whole family! Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some crude language | See all certifications »


Official Sites:

Kung Phooey Productions





Release Date:

24 October 2003 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Kung fúj, avagy a barack románca See more »

Filming Locations:

Oakland, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Art Chew: [into Helen Hu's face] If you do happen to find The Peach, it might be *p*oisonous.
Helen Hu: [into Art Chew's face] Problems with *p*oor *p*reservation *P*erHAPS.
Art Chew: [into Helen Hu's face with with increasingly overwhelming spit] That particular primitive peach was *p*icked on *p*rivate *p*roperty where the *p*resence of *p*oison presented the potential problem to its *p*ermeable a*pp*eal. But there's no positive *proof*.
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References Jimmy Hendrix song, "Are you experienced?". See more »


Spoofs Kung Fu (1972) See more »

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An unnecessary addition to the genre
13 April 2008 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

In the last few years, there have been several martial arts spoofs that I could recommend. If you like your humor really, really dumb (yet oddly funny), then take a look at KUNG PAO--ENTER THE FIST with Steve Oedekirk. If you want the funniest and most memorable, see Steven Chow's KUNG FU HUSTLE--a film that is much more polished and less dopey than KUNG PAO.

In light of these two good and watchable martial arts send-offs, I really can't see why anyone would want to see KUNG PHOOEY!--especially since it is really dumb--and not in a good way. The humor is purely elementary school level with one dull joke after another (such as calling a holy site 'Shir Lee Temple'). Frankly, I kept waiting for the jokes to get better but they didn't. The bottom line is that life is short and I doubt if many people want to see more than one or two parodies of martial arts films--so why bother with this rather limp one?! Watchable but ultimately very stupid and, at times, very annoying.

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