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Drunken Monkey in the Tiger's Eyes (Drunken Master)

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Original title
Jui kuen - Drunken Monkey in the Tiger's Eyesaka
AKA
  • Drunken Master
Year
Running time
111 min.
Country
Hong Kong Hong Kong
Director
Screenwriter
Hsiao Lung, Ng See-Yuen, Yuen Woo-Ping
Music
Stanley Chow, Fu Liang Chou
Cinematography
Cheung Hoi
Cast
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Producer
Seasonal Film
Genre
Action. Comedy | Martial Arts
Synopsis / Plot
Though it wasn't Jackie Chan's first film, Drunken Master is the film that cemented his stardom. Jackie plays the rebellious son of a kung fu master. To teach Jackie the value of discipline, his father apprentices him to another master named So Hi, who has a unique "drunken" fighting style. Jackie chafes at So Hi's rigorous exercises and runs away--only to be brutally humiliated at the hands of a hired killer named Thunderleg. Chastened, Jackie becomes So Hi's devoted student. He soon discovers he will need everything he's learned when Thunderleg is hired to kill his father. In Drunken Master, Jackie is only beginning to cultivate his mixture of action and comedy; here the emphasis is on kung fu acrobatics. But the kung fu is astounding. The final fight is dizzying and amazingly choreographed by director Yuen Woo-ping (now famous as the fight choreographer for The Matrix). --Bret Fetzer (from amazon.com)
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