Writer, director, and star Steve Oedekerk lampoons the martial arts genre with this action spoof that digitally mixes new scenes with poorly dubbed footage from the vintage 1976 film Savage Killers. Oedekerk stars as "the Chosen One," a kung-fu prodigy even from the womb, who grows up to seek vengeance on the evil, legendary "Master Pain" (aka Betty), who murdered his parents. Along the way, he is aided in his quest by the kindly, wizened Master Tang as well as Whoa (Jennifer Tung), a karate queen with a cleavage problem. The Chosen One is also called upon to employ his unique fighting styles, including the "gopher," and faces not only Master Pain, but a gay henchman and the lethal lactation of a deadly, karate-chopping cow. Originally entitled "The Dubbed Action Movie," this broad parody saw its release delayed several times, finally reaching theaters two years after it was shot. Kung Pow! Enter the Fist co-stars Tad Horino and Philip Tan.
- MPAA Rating: PG-13
- Genre(s): Action,Comedy
- Run Time: 81min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 01/25/2002
- DVD Release Date: 07/23/2002
- Distributor(s): Fox
- Themes: Obsessive Quests,Heroic Mission,Out For Revenge
- Tone: Goofy,Light,Frantic,Satirical,Silly
Kung-Fu, cow, fighting, gopher, martial-arts, nemesis, prodigy
- Country of Origin: USA (01-25-2002)
- Language: English