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Kung Fu Hustle

"So many gangsters… so little time."

R 2004-02-10 Action 1hr 39m

It's the 1940s, and the notorious Axe Gang terrorizes Shanghai. Small-time criminals Sing and Bone hope to join, but they only manage to make lots of very dangerous enemies. Fortunately for them, kung fu masters and hidden strength can be found in unlikely places. Now they just have to take on the entire Axe Gang.

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Storyline

It's the 1940s, and the notorious Axe Gang terrorizes Shanghai. Small-time criminals Sing and Bone hope to join, but they only manage to make lots of very dangerous enemies. Fortunately for them, kung fu masters and hidden strength can be found in unlikely places. Now they just have to take on the entire Axe Gang.

  • Released
    2004-02-10
  • Revenue
    $102,034,104
  • Budget
    $20,000,000
  • Runtime
    1hr 39m
  • Genre
    Action, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy
  • Status
    Released
  • Language
    广州话 / 廣州話
  • imdb-logo
    7.7
  • Production
    Star Overseas, China Film Co-Production Corporation, Huayi Brothers Pictures, Beijing Film Studio, China Film Group Corporation, Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures Classics, Columbia Pictures Film Production Asia

Crew

Stephen Chow
Director
Xin Huo
Screenplay
Stephen Chow
Producer

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Cast

Yuen Wah

Yuen Wah

Landlord
Yuen Qiu

Yuen Qiu

Landlady
Lam Tze-chung

Lam Tze-chung

Sing's Sidekick
Bruce Leung

Bruce Leung

The Beast
Xing Yu

Xing Yu

Coolie
Lam Suet

Lam Suet

Axe Gang Vice General
Tenky Tin Kai-Man

Tenky Tin Kai-Man

Axe Gang Advisor
Kang Xi Jia

Kang Xi Jia

Harpist Assassin #1
Fung Hak-On

Fung Hak-On

Harpist Assassin #2
Feng Xiaogang

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Kai Shi Chen

Kai Shi Chen

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Reviews for Kung Fu Hustle
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A Review by John Chard 9

Written by John Chard on 2014-09-18

Quite an experience, and in a great way as well! Went into this one totally blind as to its contents, truth is, is that I was mooching r... read more

Quite an experience, and in a great way as well! Went into this one totally blind as to its contents, truth is, is that I was mooching round the shops yesterday and came across an Asian triple pack DVD at a bargain price, since one of the films was Jet Li starrer Unleashed, i thought it was worth the cheap price on offer. Got home and the write up on the back of the case didn't give much away as regards plot for Kung Fu Hustle, an Axe Gang, some guy named Sing wants to be in the gang, and that some creaky old residents in a place called Pig Sty Ally are tougher than they look. What I got was what I can only describe as a live cartoon full of class and style, the sort of flip side to the more arty Asian films that have (rightly) become massively popular in the subsequent decadse. Written, directed, produced and starring Stephen Chow (Sing), Kung Fu Hustle is a remarkably breathless piece of work, the plot is threadbare for sure, but it really matters not, because Chow has fused the grand old genre staple punch up with balletic comedy, it's quite something to behold. It's as loud as a face off between Motorhead & Iron Maiden, yet it's just so flipping tender at the same time! Incredible sequences will dazzle you one moment and then have you laughing the next, I'm quite annoyed that I didn't catch on to this film back in 2004, but even now some years later this film is still a breath of fresh air on the home format release. See it and roll with it, enjoy. 9/10

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A Review by John Chard

Quite an experience, and in a great way as well! Went into this one totally blind as to its contents, truth is, is that I was mooching round the shops yesterday and came across an Asian triple pack DVD at a bargain price, since one of t...

reviewer avatar

A Review by John Chard 9

Written by John Chard on 2014-09-18

Quite an experience, and in a great way as well! Went into this one totally blind as to its contents, truth is, is that I was mooching round the shops yesterday and came across an Asian triple pac...

read more