Kung Fu Hustle (2004)

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In Shanghai, China in the 1940s, a wannabe gangster aspires to join the notorious "Axe Gang" while residents of a housing complex exhibit extraordinary powers in defending their turf.

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  • Left: Danny chan Kwok Kwan as Brother Sum
  • Arloa Reston at an event for Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
  • Stephen Chow in Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
  • Arloa Reston at an event for Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
  • Stephen Chow in Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
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Director:

Stephen Chow

Writers:

Stephen Chow, Kan-Cheung Tsang, Xin Huo, Man Keung Chan

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26 December 2004 | JuliaChao
10
| Stephen puts his work into another level!!!
In general, it's a movie which puts tribute to all the Kung Fu Movie.

Some argue that Stephen uses a lots of old jokes and routines in this movie that makes it a little bit weak on the script. However, I think it's one of his best. He doesn't make as many dirty jokes as usual, but you can really learn his philosophy through this two-hours movie and have a very good laugh at the same time. If you really watch the movie carefully, you will know what kung-fu is. Stephen Chow truly understands kung-fu, in my opinion, and it a sure thing that he crazies about it.

It's not a common kung-fu movie like "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" or "Hero". Stephen Chow uses his own way to express kung-fu. I sincerely recommend this movie to those who still has the slightest hesitation whether you should watch this movie or not.Just Go!!!!!!!!!! You won't regret it!!!!

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Trivia

Most of the names of the superpowers in the film are taken from the pulp novels of Louis Cha, a household name in Hong Kong, often compared to Alexandre Dumas and credited with the invention of modern martial arts swashbucklers.


Quotes

Landlady: So you're on their side?
The Beast: Don't get me wrong! I only want to kill you, or be killed by you.


Goofs

When Brother Sum is about set the children on fire, he throws the lighter and it falls near his feet. In the next shot, it flies dramatically through the air above the children's heads.


Alternate Versions

The film was slightly cut/altered in mainland China to satisfy the local censors (these changes were carried over to the U.S. release):

  • After the scene where the landlady knocks the landlord out the window onto the ground, the original version shows a bit of blood flowing out from under the landlord's face after the plant smashes his head. The mainland version removes the blood.
  • Sing's failed attempt in intimidating a Pig Sty village farmer, who punches him square in the stomach. The original version shows Sing spitting out blood, which ends up appearing on the farmer's face after Sing asks her what she does. The mainland version digitally removes both the blood being spit out (but blood is still seen around his mouth, implying it was "coming up") as well as the blood splats on the farmer's face.
  • During the night scene right before the attack from the musicians there is a long take showing what most of the residents of Pig Sty are doing, including someone crouching on the ground having a "bowel movement". The original version shows a piece of paper with excrement on it implying what he was doing, while the mainland version removes the paper and its "contents", leaving the viewer confused as to why he's simply crouching down with his pants partially down.
  • When "The Beast" punches Sing in the chest in the casino, two extra shots appear in the original cut, with the first being a slow motion shot of blood spraying upward The Beast's face, and the second being another slow motion shot, this time of Sing's head flying back with blood spraying from his mouth.
  • Soon after this, Sing's face is punched into the ground by The Beast, and a slow motion shot of The Beast's bloody hand being raised from the ground is shown in the original cut. The mainland cut simply jumps from the shot of Sing's head being punched through the ground to the low angle shot of The Beast pulling his fist up.


Soundtracks

Chuang Jiang Ling
Composed by Yu Hui Yong / Hu Deng Tiao
Administered by Music Copyright Society of China

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Genres

Action | Comedy | Fantasy

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