Drunken Master

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"The Original Kung Fu Comedy!"
  • PG-13
  • 1978
  • 1 hr 51 min
  • 7.4  (43,311)
  • 68

In 1978, Jackie Chan starred in the action-packed martial arts comedy film Drunken Master. The film was directed by Yuen Woo-ping, who is well known for his work on other martial arts movies. The story centers around a young troublemaker named Wong Fei-hung (played by Chan) who is sent to learn the art of Kung Fu from his strict and demanding uncle, Beggar So (played by Siu-Tin Yuen). Wong is initially resistant to his training and prefers to goof off with his friends instead. However, after repeatedly getting himself into trouble, he begins to take his Kung Fu training seriously.

One day, Wong becomes involved in a fight with a group of thugs who are terrorizing his community. He is initially overpowered, but soon discovers a unique form of Kung Fu called "Drunken Boxing" that allows him to fight with unorthodox, unpredictable movements that leave his opponents confused and off-balance.

Wong's Drunken Boxing skills attract the attention of a powerful and corrupt businessman named Hsu Chi (played by Jeong-lee Hwang) who wants to use the technique for his own gain. However, Wong's loyalty to his community and determination to prove his worth as a Kung Fu master puts him at odds with Hsu and his gang of thugs.

The film features several thrilling fight scenes, including a memorable final confrontation between Wong and Hsu. In addition to the action, the film also has moments of humor and heart as we see Wong grow and mature under the guidance of his uncle.

One of the most impressive aspects of the film is Chan's physical performance. He performs all of his own stunts and fight choreography, including several dangerous falls and jumps. The Drunken Boxing technique requires him to move in a way that appears clumsy and stumbling, but also graceful and fluid at the same time. Chan's athleticism and comedic timing make him a joy to watch on screen.

The film's success not only launched Chan's career as an international action star, but also contributed to the popularity of Kung Fu movies around the world. It has since become a cult classic and is often cited as one of the greatest martial arts films ever made.

In conclusion, Drunken Master is a must-see film for fans of martial arts movies, Jackie Chan, or action-comedy in general. It is a thrilling and entertaining ride from start to finish, with impressive fight sequences and a compelling story.

Drunken Master is a 1978 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 51 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.4 and a MetaScore of 68.

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    7.4  (43,311)
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