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TV Shows - Kung Fu

Half-American, Half-Chinese Kwai Chang Caine (David Carradine), a Shaolin monk with tremendous martial arts ability, leaves China after killing the Emperor's nephew. He goes to America and becomes a fugitive, going from place to place, helping people and generally opening a can of Kung-Fu awesomeness on his enemies.

Wikipedia Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kung_Fu_(TV_series)
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1 Never Boned Still rocks.
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2 David Carradine for Bruce Lee They could have had Bruce Lee for this show!
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3 Day One Best Cure For Insomnia. What a Drag!
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1 I'll admit, I was very young when this show came out, and I loved all the martial arts stuff. But I just couldn't wrap my head around the white guy. This confusion multiplied when they finally show the long-sought "brother" - an asian. I knew enough about genetics to realize these guys did not spring from the same well. *sigh* Based on the rapid cancellation, I could see i wasn't the only one. -- Submitted By: (Tedward) on April 4, 2013, 6:15 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
2 I agree. It makes me angry to think that we could have had Kung Fu starring Bruce Lee (aka MR. KUNG-FU!!) but didn't due to Hollywood racism. Perhaps Bruce wouldn't have died had this show taken off and he didn't have to move to Hong Kong to get roles. So instead you get a white guy spewing fortune cookie platitudes while kicking in psychedelic slow-mo. If Hollywood has to reboot something, it should be this show. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on June 11, 2012, 2:50 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
3 That show could have USED Jackie Chan or someone with a sense of humor. As it was, it usually seemed a pretentious, ponderous dreary mess with an occasional unintentionally funny moment here and there. Yes, I even thought this back in the early 70's. RIP,Mr. Carradine notwithstanding. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on June 9, 2012, 3:49 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
4 jacky-chan -- Submitted By: (caim) on May 24, 2012, 1:29 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
5 The last few episodes of the series formed a story arc in which Caine finds his nephew, then his long-lost brother. It was very soap-operatic, and it deviated so far from the show's regular formula (and its philosophical heart) that it might have constituted the Bone Moment of the series had Kung Fu continued for further seasons. Generally, though, the show never really went south. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 3, 2011, 1:47 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
6 Loved this show as a kid, and still do. At the time I was angry that Bruce Lee was passed over for a role that originated with him, not to mention his martial arts skills were light-years ahead of Carradine's. At the time. As an adult, while stationed at Clark AB in the Philippines I came to appreciate the acting abilities of the late David Carradine (thank God for reruns). Truthfully Carradine was as far above Bruce Lee as an actor as Lee was above Carradine as a martial artist. While he would outshine Carradine in the fight scenes, which were rather infrequent, Carradine would out-act him everywhere else. Bottom Line: I'm grateful that David Carradine got the part, we got a chance to see a terrific actor in yet another terrific role. RIP David!!! -- Submitted By: (Chuck) on September 25, 2010, 11:49 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
7 This show (which Bruce Le auditioned for, reportedly) did not know if it wanted to appeal to highbrows (with its emphasis on meditation and eastern philosophy, or the lowest common denominator (seeing some guy get kicked in the head). Still, for 1973, it was a radically different program and still stands up today. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 17, 2009, 5:22 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote

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