The father of Wong Fei-hong, who has been attempting to teach his son kung-fu, but has found him too disobedient to teach and decides to send him off to his uncle, a cruel and torturous master of the 8-Drunken Genii kung-fu. After much suffering the son comes back to rescue the father.
“Martial arts genius aside, it’s the film’s warm-heartedness that has really given it its staying power, charming generation after generation of fans. This is a simple story told well, and it gets results.” EYE FOR FILM
“It’s an undisguised star vehicle for the likeable Chan and his incredible acrobatic skills, and even viewers who couldn’t care less about which fighting style the combatants are using will enjoy watching him be put through his paces.” TV GUIDE
“Worth watching for the slapstick-like kung fu Chan made famous-it’s here martial arts kicked back to Chaplin and Keaton, fusing Eastern acrobatic-fighting with those two Western silent-movie master-clowns (there are also echoes of the Three Stooges).” VUE WEEKLY
- 5/10 | 8:00PM