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Drunken Arts and Crippled Fist (1979)

Guai quan xiao zi (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Comedy | 1979 (Hong Kong)
A wealthy man sends his young son away to learn Kung Fu from the drunken master. When he returns he gets involved in a fight between a local thug, who employs various fighters to do away ... See full summary »


Ti Tang (as Dick Tong)


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Stars: Cameron Mitchell, Geoffrey Binney, Hope Holiday


Credited cast:
Siu Tin Yuen ... (as Yuen Hsiao-Tien)
Yi-Min Li ... Hsiao Hu
Tien Hsiang Lung ... (as Lung Tien-Shiang)
Lieh Lo
Hsiao-Fen Chang Hsiao-Fen Chang ... Hsiao Yen (as Chang Hsiao Fan)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chi-Ping Chang
Kuan-Lung Chang Kuan-Lung Chang ... (Guest star)
Man Huang ... (as Wong Man)
Chang-Sheng Ko Chang-Sheng Ko
Hsiao Ming Li Hsiao Ming Li
Wen Tai Li ... (as Li Man Tai)
Ching-Shun Mao Ching-Shun Mao ... (as Ching Hsien Mao)
Li-Pao Ou Li-Pao Ou
Lan Sun
Ti Tang Ti Tang


A wealthy man sends his young son away to learn Kung Fu from the drunken master. When he returns he gets involved in a fight between a local thug, who employs various fighters to do away with the boy and his father and take control of the local area.

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Action | Comedy


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Hong Kong


Cantonese | Mandarin

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1979 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Artes borrachas, puños rotos See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Average low budget martial arts movie for fans only
1 September 2016 | by ckormos1See all my reviews

Apparently child abuse was once legal and that was in 1979. Simon Yuen tortures a child in the first scenes and he grows up to be Li Yi- Min. He is a martial arts expert so he cannot fight anyone to the disappointment of his father. Many over-acting stunt men want to fight him. He also meets a kung fu chick, Chang Hsiao-Fan, in her only movie. Then he meets a real master and gets soundly beaten. He goes back to Simon Yuen with the girl. Simon cannot teach him the cripple fist because he is not a cripple yet Simon knows it and is not a cripple. Maybe something is lost in the translation.

Li Yi-Min has excellent acrobatic skills. The final fight certainly demonstrated them.

Lo Lieh? I blinked and missed him.

Simon's martial arts scenes are all stunt doubled and when he is facing the camera and doing a few moves they are slow and feeble. He was a great martial artist and movie favorite but in the end time always wins.

Wei Pin-Ao has an unforgettable face and has been in over 100 movies of many genres. I have never found much about his biography other than while acting with Bruce Lee they became close friends. This movie is probably the only one where he has fight scenes and they are comedic of course.

This sort of thing is only suitable for fans of the genre who take pleasure in a low budget average kung fu movie from the 1970s.

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