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Kung Fu Hustle ()

Kung fu (original title)
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In Shanghai, China in the 1940s, a wannabe gangster aspires to join the notorious "Axe Gang" while residents of a housing complex exhibit extraordinary powers in defending their turf.

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Sing
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Crocodile Gang Boss (as Feng Xiao Gang)
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Landlord
Zhihua Dong ...
Donut (as Zhi Hua Dong)
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Brother Sum (as Danny Chan)
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Bone (Sing's Sidekick) (as Lam Tze Chung)
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The Beast
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Landlady
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Axe Gang Advisor
Kang Xi Jia ...
Harpist #1
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Harpist #2
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Fong
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Axe Gang Vice General
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Beggar (as Cheng Yan Yuen)
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Tailor
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Coolie
Yibai Zhang ...
Inspector Chan (as Zhang Yi Bai)
Si Lu Ren ...
Suzie
Xiaolong Ding ...
Mr. Gold (as Xiao Lung Ding)
Ming Ming Zhang ...
Mr. Silver
Oliver Wong ...
Inspector
Kai Shi Chen ...
Rabbit-Tooth Jane
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Neighbour A
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Jiang Bao
David Hung ...
Mr. Big
Billy Ma ...
Axe Gang Member
Hao Tian Yuan ...
Little Sing
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Four Eye Clerk
Nang Yang ...
Neighbour B
Chao Xia Liu ...
Neighbour C
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Unidentified Character (uncredited) (voice)

Directed by

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Stephen Chow

Written by

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Stephen Chow ... (written by)
 
Kan-Cheung Tsang ... (written by) (as Tsang Kan Cheong) &
Xin Huo ... (written by) (as Lola Huo) &
Man Keung Chan ... (written by)

Produced by

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Bill Borden ... executive producer
Wellson Chin ... associate producer
Stephen Chow ... producer
Bo-Chu Chui ... producer
Rita Fung ... associate producer
David Hung ... executive producer
Jeffrey Lau ... producer
Zhonglei Wang ... executive producer
Connie Wong ... line producer
Haicheng Zhao ... executive producer

Music by

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Stephen Chow
Ying-Wah Wong ... (as Raymond Wong)
Hang Yi
Xian Luo Zong

Cinematography by

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Hang-Sang Poon

Film Editing by

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Angie Lam

Editorial Department

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Mark Reaser ... hd mastering

Production Design by

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Oliver Wong

Art Direction by

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Second Chan

Costume Design by

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Shirley Chan

Makeup Department

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Sai Hua Cai ... assistant makeup artist
Man Chuen Chow ... makeup artist
Maggie Choy ... makeup artist
Changming Gao ... assistant hair stylist (as Chang Ming Gao)
Cong Lan Ji ... assistant hair stylist
Jia Lu ... assistant hair stylist
Yuan Tian ... assistant makeup artist
Mike Tse ... hair stylist
Ronald Yeung ... hair stylist
Qian Zhang ... assistant makeup artist
Ying Xia Zhao ... assistant hair stylist

Production Management

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Paul Au ... production manager
Angie Lam ... post-production supervisor
Kam Chiu Ng ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Sylvia Liu ... first assistant director
Eddy Yeung ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Shi Bin ... assistant art director
Kim-Wai Chung ... property master
Crystal Lau ... assistant art director
Gei-Man Lee ... props assistant
Zhao Nuo Li ... assistant art director
Jun Yao ... assistant art director

Sound Department

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Steve Burgess ... re-recording mixer / sound designer / supervising sound editor
Bruce Emery ... dolby consultant
Chris Goodes ... sound editor
Vic Kaspar ... sound editor
Chi-Tat Leung ... sound
Robert Mackenzie ... re-recording mixer (as Rob Mackenzie) / sound effects editor (as Rob Mackenzie)
Jo Mion ... sound editor
Andrew Neil ... sound editor
Paul Pirola ... re-recording mixer / sound designer
Steven Ticknor ... sound designer
Mario Vaccaro ... foley artist
Stan Yau ... sound editor
Sreejesh ... version re-recording mixer (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Cecil Man Ching Cheng ... effects cameraman / visual effects producer
Chin-Wing Cheng ... colorist
Frankie Chung ... visual effects supervisor
John Galvin ... colorist
Jack Ho ... visual effects designer: pre-production
Harry Ching Wei Hung ... lighting and texture supervisor: Centro Digital Pictures
Roger Ip ... digital compositor
Eric Lo ... visual effects artist
Kith Ng ... CG supervisor
Wilson Tang ... digital restoration
Tommy Tom ... visual effects producer
Stephen Tong ... visual effect artist
Don Wong ... effects artist
Manfred Yip ... colorist
Phil Green ... calibration (uncredited)

Stunts

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Chun-Kun Chen ... car stunts
Allen Hai-Han Lan ... assistant stunt coordinator
Jun He ... stunts
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung ... additional action choreographer (as Sammo Hung)
Huen Chiu Ku ... assistant stunt coordinator (as Hin Chiu Kuk)
Ke Ming Lin ... assistant stunt coordinator
Shun-Yee Yuen ... assistant stunt coordinator
Woo-Ping Yuen ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Saeed Adyani ... still photographer
Dik-Lung Cheung ... camera assistant
Samuel Fu ... assistant camera
Baoquan Li ... Steadicam operator
Chak-Shun Tang ... still photographer
Che Wai Wong ... camera operator

Music Department

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Ross Cockle ... score mix: traditional music
Ian McLoughlin ... music mixer (uncredited)

Other crew

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Laurent Boyé ... publicity assistant (as Laurent Boye)
John Charles ... software engineer: Sony DAC
Benny Chow ... production accountant
Petrina Ho ... production coordinator
Joyce Hsieh ... production accountant
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung ... action director
Lai-Fung Lee ... production accountant
Peggy Lee ... production controller
Christina Liu ... publicist
Zhongjun Wang ... presenter
Si-Ho Wong ... production accountant
Buting Yang ... presenter
Shun-Yee Yuen ... assistant action director
Woo-Ping Yuen ... action director
Sean Streeter ... studio stage manager (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Set in Canton, China in the 1940s, the story revolves in a town ruled by the Axe Gang, Sing who desperately wants to become a member. He stumbles into a slum ruled by eccentric landlords who turns out to be the greatest kung-fu masters in disguise. Sing's actions eventually cause the Axe Gang and the slumlords to engage in an explosive kung-fu battle. Only one side will win and only one hero will emerge as the greatest kung-fu master of all. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Taglines A film that proves being a good, bad guy is harder than it looks. See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • Gong fu (Hong Kong, Mandarin title)
  • Kung Fu Hustle (United States)
  • Kung Fu Hustle (World-wide, English title)
  • Kung Fu Hustle (United Kingdom)
  • Crazy kung-fu (France)
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Runtime
  • 99 min
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Box Office

Budget $20,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend Hong Kong $3,188,968, 24 Dec 2004
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $101,434,304

Did You Know?

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Trivia In an August 2010 interview with GQ magazine, Bill Murray praised Kung Fu Hustle, saying it is "the supreme achievement of the modern age in terms of comedy" and that "there should have been a day of mourning for American comedy the day that movie came out". See more »
Goofs When Tailor's rings are broken he falls backwards, the pieces fall to the ground all around him. When he gets up in the next shot, no pieces are on the ground. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Sahara/Eros/Kung Fu Hustle/Winter Solstice/Mondovino (2005). See more »
Soundtracks Zhi Yao Wei Ni Huo Yi Tian See more »
Quotes Sing's Sidekick: Memories can be painful. To forget may be a blessing!
Sing: I never knew you were so deep.
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