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Release Date: April 22nd, 2005

DVD Release Date: August 9th, 2005

R|1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary
When the hapless Sing (Stephen Chow) and his dim-witted pal, Bone (Feng Xiaogang), try to scam the residents of Pig Sty Alley into thinking they're members of the dreaded Axe Gang, the real gangsters descend on this Shanghai slum to restore their fearsome reputation. What gang leader Brother Sum (Chan Kwok-kwan) doesn't know is that three legendary retired kung fu masters (Yu Xing, Dong Zhihua, Chiu Chi-ling) live anonymously in this decrepit neighborhood and don't take kindly to interlopers.

Cast: Stephen Chow, Yuen Wah, Yuen Qiu, Siu-Lung Leung, Dong Zhihua, Chiu Chi-ling, Yu Xing, Chan Kwok-kwan

Director: Stephen Chow

Genres: Comedy, Action, Fantasy, Martial arts

Production Co: Beijing Film Studio, Columbia Pictures Film Production Asia

Distributors: Sony Pictures Classics

Ratings & Reviews

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  • With a delirious mix of the sublime and the silly, Hong Kong comedy king Stephen Chow Sing-chi has taken the kung fu comedy genre to new heights of chop-socky hilarity. show more

  • Chow's savagely funny cinematic love letter places Hong Kong legends Yuen Wah, Leung Siu Lung and former Bond girl Yuen Qiu in well-cast pivotal parts, establishing Kung Fu Hustle not only as an endearing homage to a genre's history, but an astonishing piece of cinema in its own right. show more

  • The upside: Chow has energy and invention to burn. The downside: He doesn't know when he blisters his audience. show more

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