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Actors: Jackie Chan, Siu Tien Yuen, Jang Lee Hwang, Hsia Hsu

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This 1978 original Drunken Master movie is a kung fu movie classic. The movie that started Jackie Chan's career rolling, it has the basic symptoms of old kung fu movies with rolls and rolls of Cantonese humor and situations. Also, the forefather of 1992's Drunken Master II, or as the American release, The Legend of Drunken Master which is arguably better. This movie is about Wong Fei-Hong, the classic kung fu movie hero who supposedly lived in the 1800s. He is a member of his father's kung fu school, but is a misfit in the town and ends up beating up the son of the rival kung fu school. They come and debate, but to no avail. Fei-Hong's father decides to send him to train with his uncle, Sam Seed, the legendary kung fu master. Fei-Hong runs away but ends up meeting with the guy anyway, who ends up being a drunken old man, but still can kick his butt, and is taken away to train with him. He runs away again, only to encounter Thunderfoot, another kung fu champion. He gets his but kicked and goes crawling back to Sam Seed, now determined to train with him to become the best kung fu master ever so he can beat Thunderfoot. Meanwhile, the rival kung fu school has hired Thunderfoot to assasinate Fei-Hong's father. Finally, Sam decides that Fei-Hong is ready to learn his secret technique. When he does learn, he is sent back to his father, only to encounter Thnderfoot attempting to kill his father. They engage in a wonderfully choreographed fight scene. Though this movie may seem stupid to us american audiences, it is definately worth seeing just for the amazing kung fu fight scenes.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Michael Gookin



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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 70%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10% Time/Era of Movie:    -   16th-19th century Training/Promotion story?    -   Yes Kinds of training/promotion:    -   martial arts Combat acrobatics/martial arts?    -   Yes Kind of movie    -   traditional karate

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   20's-30's Nudity    -   Chest Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Chinese

Setting

Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   China Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   climbing on trails Prairie?    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   hostile, like Gomer Pyle on steroids

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment Kind of violence:    -   karate chop    -   hand to hand    -   swords Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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