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Last Kung Fu Monk (2010)

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A Shaolin Monk comes to the United States to take care of his deceased brother's son. He establishes a school with a former student who leads him into trouble with the Russian Mafia.

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Peng Zhang Li

Writers:

Peng Zhang Li (screenwriter), Todd McGorry
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Cast

Credited cast:
Cindy Carino Cindy Carino ... Mafia Girlfriend
Robert Christie Robert Christie ... Old Man
Matt Harlan Cohen Matt Harlan Cohen ... Crook #2
Shirley Corpuz Shirley Corpuz ... Social Worker #1
Major Curda ... Michael
Ivette De Jesus Ivette De Jesus ... Party Guest (as Ivette Smith)
Kristen Dougherty Kristen Dougherty ... Sarah
Ivan Escott Ivan Escott ... Social Service Kid 2
Sarah Fasha Sarah Fasha ... Sarah Fasha the Singer
Michael Faulkner Michael Faulkner ... Police Cadet
Kate Forsatz ... Emily
Cristinel Gheorghiu Cristinel Gheorghiu ... Underground fighter
Markus Goldberg Markus Goldberg ... Karate Kid #2
Matthew Gooley Matthew Gooley ... Rope Climbing Officer
Sang Hu Sang Hu ... Mei
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A Shaolin Monk comes to the United States to take care of his deceased brother's son. He establishes a school with a former student who leads him into trouble with the Russian Mafia.

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His fight arrives in New York


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Rated R for some violence and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

China | USA

Language:

English | Chinese

Release Date:

1 October 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Last Kung Fu Man See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China See more »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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Low rent action indebted to Tony Jaa
3 October 2016 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

LAST KUNG FU MONK is another low budget slice of US/Hong Kong madness from the people who brought you THE RESISTANCE, a story about the Nanjing massacre which was even worse. That film ripped off IP MAN quite extensively, whereas LAST KUNG FU MONK is happy to emulate the likes of ONG BAK and WARRIOR KING quite extensively for its running time.

The story is about your average middle-aged kung fu fighting monk who decides to head to New York to help out some buddies. Once there he becomes embroiled in a plot involving some low rent gangster goons and plentiful action ensues. The action sequences are surprisingly decent in places, even though they're constrained by the low budget; they're not up to the level of MERANTAU, but some of the choreography is nice. The Thai Tony Jaa films are the inspiration here and the fights tend to use repetitive music with crashing cymbals that's borrowed in its entirety from WARRIOR KING.

Elsewhere, the film suffers from the usual round of really bad acting and amateurish writing. Outside of the action it just isn't very good at all and during the action it's just about acceptable. You do have to laugh at our very ordinary-looking monk's romance with a gorgeous young woman which stretches the bounds of believability even more than his martial arts moves.


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