Kung Fu: The Movie

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This 2-hour revival of the old David Carradine TV series was originally titled simply Kung Fu. Set in the west of the late 19th century, the film stars Carradine as Caine, the mystical Chinese-American priest who wanders the countryside seeking spiritual fulfillment-and occasionally busting a few bad-guy heads. Stopping over in a small town, Caine learns that an opium ring holds the townsfolk in thrall. Before the sun sets, Caine is engaged in a fierce martial-arts duel with a mysterious young man (played by Brandon Lee, son of Bruce). It comes as quite a jolt to Caine when he learns that his opponent is his own flesh and blood. Though Kung Fu: The Movie, originally telecast February 1, 1986, did not immediately result in a series, David Carradine would star in an updated version of the property, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, in 1992.

Cast

David Carradine
as Kwai Chang Caine
Keye Luke
as Master Po
Kerrie Keane
as Mrs. Sarah Perkins
Mako
as The Manchu
William Lucking
as Deputy Wyatt
Luke Askew
as Sheriff Mills
Martin Landau
as John Martin Perkins III
Ellen Geer
as Old Wife
Brandon Lee
as Chung Wang
Benson Fong
as The Old One
Robert Harper
as Prosecutor
Jim Haynie
as Federal Marshal
Roy Jenson
as Foreman
Paul Stephen Rudd
as Reverend Lawrence Perkins
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