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Kung fu: the movie

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His power, his strength and his past are the secrets he'll kill to keep.

David Carradine returns as the old west's most unusual hero in Kung fu: the movie, filmed a decade after the popular Kung fu TV series ended.

He still speaks softly and hits hard. And killers still stalk Carradine's fugitive Shaolin priest Kwai Chang Caine in this exciting adventure that adds a captivating new twist: one of the potential assassins is the now grown son Caine left behind years ago. Brandon Lee portrays Chung Wang, a killing force when under the mysterious spell of a vindictive warlord (Mako). Also featured are Martin Landau as John Martin Perkins III, Benson Fong and Keye Luke as Master Po, the venerable blind teacher who likens young Caine to a mere grasshopper.

The fighting action is fierce and the story ends with a harmony characteristic of Caine's constant inner quest. The father reunites with a son who has much to learn - including how to hear the grasshopper.

Also starring Kerrie Keane, William Lucking and Luke Askew. Written by Durrell Royce Crays, directed by Richard Lang.

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PG (Low level violence)

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90 minutes (1:30 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

DVD retail: 7 August 2000

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