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The Prodigal Son (1983)

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Release Date: Jan 1, 1983 Wide

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In this classic martial arts film from Hong Kong, Yuen Biao plays the effete son of a wealthy man who is halfheartedly studying kung fu, though his father has to pay ringers to fight him (and, of course, lose). When he finds out that his father has been deceiving him, Biao decides he must learn the true ways of the martial arts, and tries to convince a noted kung fu expert to take him on as a pupil. Prodigal Son was directed by Sammo Hung, who also plays a supporting role. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

May 25, 2004

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Wing Chun greatness and a fantastic showcase of Lam Ching-Ying's skills. One of the best MA flicks ever made. It has the right balance between the drama, the comedy and the action.
August 20, 2011
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This Sammo Hung's second Wing Chun movie is good action-comedy with Yuen Biao and Lam Ching Ying. The final martial-arts match, pitting Yuen against Frankie Chan, is generally considered one of the best fight scenes every committed to film.
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