Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria)
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This is my favorite show. It continues to have a profound effect on me. When I'm at my very best, I'm most like the kind characters in Kung Fu.
This is an interesting show with an interesting history. I highly recommend this to any one interested in old Kung fu and karate shows.
Awesome 1972-1975 TV western series with a twist ??????
I've never seen an episode of the TV series, but might have to check it out. This was good.
Kung-fu marathon tonight, this so really gets you right
See this movie grasshoppa.
This is the pilot film (the film that sells the story to televeision for a series). David Carradine stars as a Chinese-American priest trained in discipline, humility, perception and the art of karate-judo.
Hunted for the murder of Chinese royalty, the priest finds work with a railroad crew and he humbles the white villain bosses with his superior ways.
Flashbacks of the priest's boyhood training allow the film to avoid using the usual western stuff. Carradine is very good in the lead and gets fine support from Barry Sullivan and Albert Salmi as the bad guys.
Grasshopper(his childhood nickname), now you know the rest of the story.
Director: Jerry Thorpe
Writers: Ed Spielman (teleplay), Howard Friedlander (teleplay
Stars:David Carradine, Barry Sullivan and Albert Salmi
My husband wanted to buy this set as he loved watching it as a kid. I had never watched it so sat down with him thinking it would prob be naff (judging by a lot of things we used to watch as kids!). It certainly has a naff quality about it, and it gets slated a lot by people, but I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed watching them, I think they're brilliant. I love the peaceful buddhist aura that David Carradine has about him in these episodes; very similar to what he portrayed in Kill Bill (aside from shooting his wife in the head lol!!!!). Really love the beginning of each episode with the look Master Po gives him when they are fighting....brilliant
1972's TV pilot movie that would launch the classic TV series as well as David Carradine's career. This film has a simple plot yet it's so effective. His character does not have many lines yet Carradine's acting as a Shaolin Monk was simply superb and engaging. The production didn't look like it had tons of money behind it,but other than that,I can see why they decided to continue the series after this little gem. Recommended!
Absolutely brilliant TV pilot.