Kung Fu Hustle

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Running Time:  95 min.
Release Date: April 22, 2005
DVD: August 9, 2005

Current rating: Rating: 3.36
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Cast: Stephen Chow, Yuen Wah, Leung Siu Lung, Dong Zhi Hua, Chiu Chi Ling, Xing Yu, Chan Kwok Kwan, Lam Tze Chung

Synopsis

Set amid the chaos of pre-revolutionary China, small-time thief Sing aspires to be one of the sophisticated and ruthless Axe Gang whose underworld activities overshadow the city. Stumbling across a crowded apartment complex aptly known as "Pig Sty Alley," Sing attempts to extort money from one of the ordinary locals, but the neighbors are not what they appear. Sing's comical attempts at intimidation inadvertantly attract the Axe Gang into the fray, setting off a chain of events that brings the two disparate worlds face-to-face. As the inhabitants of Pig Sty fight for their lives, the ensuing clash of kung fu titans unearths some legendary martial arts Masters. Sing, despite his futile attempts, lacks the soul of a killer, and must face his own mortality in order to discover the true nature of the kung fu master.

Director: Stephen Chow
Studio: Mongrel Media
Producer(s): Chui Po Chu, Jeff Lau
Screenplay: Stephen Chow, Tsang Kan Cheong
Official Site: www.kungfuhustlemovie.com

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