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Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (2002)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy | 25 January 2002 (USA)
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A rough-around-the-edges martial arts master seeks revenge for his parent's death.

Director:

Steve Oedekerk

Writer:

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 ... 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 »

Genres:

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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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

Master Tang say that he likes the boy band *NSYNC, who provided a song for Steve Oedekerk's previous movie Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001). See more »

Goofs

When the infant Chosen One is rolling down a hill, his shoe falls off. In the next shot, he has both of them on again. Shortly thereafter, he loses the same shoe a second time (exact same footage), and then both of them reappear on his feet. Some other segments are shown 3 or 4 times. See more »

Quotes

[Betty has thrown a claw at Master Tang, the action freezes]
Master Tang: [voice over] Ok, so here were my options. (a), quickly duck left, dodge the claw and take him out with a spinning back kick, or (b), take the claw in the face, roll on the ground and die.
[action resumes, Tang gets hit with the claw]
Master Tang: Hmm, should have gone with (a).
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Crazy Credits

After the credits end Master Tang is shown lying on the ground with his leg being pecked at by a bird. He starts to complain and tries to shoo the bird away. See more »

Alternate Versions

Uses footage from The Savage Killers with actors digitally inserted into original scenes, and new dialogue overdubbed. See more »

Connections

Featured in Strictly Background (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Black Betty
Written by Leadbelly (as Huddie Ledbetter)
Performed by Ram Jam
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Tongue-In-Cheek Humor
15 July 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

One reviewer's headline says "You'll Either Love It Or Hate It" I did both of those in two viewings! The first time I loved this. On the second viewing, I hated it....and gave it away. Oh well, at least I got a lot of laughs out of it one time. So.....I guess you could say this definitely a one-look film, perhaps just out of curiosity since it is different. It's simply a spoof - an outrageous one at that - on these wild Hong Kong martial arts films that have become popular in recent years.

Babies kung-fu fighting?? Tongues in people's mouthing fighting? Animals flying in the air doing drop kicks? Horrible (on purpose) dubbing in which the voices don't match the person saying them? Bad voices, too! A dog that barks but you don't hear him until 5 seconds later? Yup, that and a whole lot more - many funny things, many incredibly stupid things - that added up to a fun viewing experience the first time but too stupid to watch again.

Having an absurd sense of humor is a must. This is all tongue-in-cheek (well, most of the time.)


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