The adventures of a Shaolin Monk as he wanders the American West armed only with his skill in Kung Fu.
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Series cast summary:
David Carradine ...  Kwai Chang Caine / ... 63 episodes, 1972-1975
Radames Pera ...  Young Caine 48 episodes, 1972-1975
Keye Luke ...  Master Po 48 episodes, 1972-1975
Philip Ahn ...  Master Kan 40 episodes, 1972-1975
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Kwai Chang Caine is a Shaolin Monk who is on the run after he killed the Chinese Emperor's nephew after that coward killed his teacher in cold blood with a gun. He flees to America to escape retaliation, and to search for his brother in order to settle down in this new land. However, in his travels in the wild west, he can not help but continually run into trouble from desperados and other ruffians as they oppress the innocent, while bounty hunters pursue the price on his head. Against this, he has his skill of Kung Fu martial arts, which proves to be devastatingly effective in this gun-dominated land. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@home.com>

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English

Release Date:

22 February 1972 (USA) See more »

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Кунг-фу See more »

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(60 episodes)

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Mono

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Color

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4:3
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Trivia

John Saxon was offered the role of Caine, but turned it down. Instead, he appeared in Season 1, Episode 1, "King of the Mountain". See more »

Goofs

In opening sequence (during pole fighting/training) a view of the surrounding hills shows a 50kV electrical tower (something that was not in China in that era). See more »

Alternate Versions

For the DVD release of some seasons the aspect ratio was changed from 1.33:1 (4:3) to 1.78:1 (16:9). See more »

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Referenced in Digging Up the Marrow (2014) See more »

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AWESOME
18 June 2004 | by kjennings867See all my reviews

Just finished watching disc 1. This show still holds up today. OK more modern technology would make the shots appear better but the story, acting, editing...all awesome. I loved this series it was a major influence in my life as a child. I can't wait to finish the rest of Season 1. The "Extras" on the disc are sort of lame. I guess if you never saw the show or aren't really a fan then they serve a purpose but I know all this stuff already. I'd love to have a version with running commentary from David Carradine underneath. Carradine has allegedly been requesting more interesting "extras" for the season 2 disc like a taped dinner party of some key participants and others speaking to how the series influenced their lives, like Tarintino and his Kill Bill films. I adore David Carradine as an actor I'd listen to him talk about just about anything.

So when is Season 2 released?


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