Kung Fu: The Movie
|Kung Fu: The Movie|
|Written by||Durrell Royce Crays|
|Directed by||Richard Lang|
|Music by||Lalo Schifrin|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Executive producer(s)||Paul R. Picard|
David Carradine (co-producer)
Skip Schoolnik (associate producer)
|Production location(s)||Stage 26, Warner Brothers Burbank Studios - 4000 Warner Boulevard, Burbank, California|
Walt Disney's Golden Oak Ranch - 19802 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall, California
Warner Brothers Ranch, Verdugo Ave. and Pass Avenue, Burbank, California
|Running time||93 min.|
|Production company(s)||Lou Step Productions|
Warner Bros. Television
|Preceded by||Kung Fu (1972–75)|
Kung Fu: The Movie is a 1986 made-for-television film and the first in a series of sequels which continued the story of the Shaolin monk, Kwai Chang Caine, first introduced in the 1972–1975 television series Kung Fu. The role of Caine is resumed by David Carradine. The role of his son, Chung Wang, is portrayed by Brandon Lee in his acting debut. The film aired on Brandon's 21st birthday on February 1, 1986. The role of Master Po is also resumed by Keye Luke and The Manchu is portrayed by Mako (Makoto Iwamatsu).
Greg Baker in The Miami News wrote that it was a shame that it was a confirmed for a series, because it captured the intelligence and uniqueness of the original show. He also felt that Carradine dominated the screen and the supporting cast was also praised.
- Pilato, Herbie J (1993). The Kung Fu Book of Caine: The Complete Guide to TV's First Mystical Eastern Western. Boston: Charles A. Tuttle. ISBN 0-8048-1826-6.
- Kung Fu: The Movie on IMDb
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- Kung Fu: The Movie at the TCM Movie Database
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