Kung Fu (TV Series 1972–1975) - Plot Summary Poster



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  • The adventures of a Shaolin Monk as he wanders the American West armed only with his skill in Kung Fu.

  • 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.

  • Kwai Chang Caine is the son of an American sailor and a Chinese woman, which immediately makes him an outcast. After several attempts as a child, he gains entry into the Shaolin monastery and studies to become a monk. After several years, he has proven his worth and becomes one under the tutelage of the blind head monk Master Po and his assistant Master Kan. Sometime in the 1870s, Caine kills the Emperor's nephew after the youth shot and killed Master Po. Caine then runs away to America not only to escape the Chinese authorities, but to look for the half-brother he never knew. However, as he travels throughout the American west, he constantly runs into prejudice, outlaws, and other conflicts that he tries to solve peacefully. Unfortunately, he often is forced to use the ancient martial art of Kung Fu that he learned during his studies at the temple.

  • Kwai Chang Caine is the son of an American man and a Chinese woman. After his parents died, he went to the Shaolin Temple and there mastered the art of Kung Fu. One day, while with his teacher Master Po, they crossed paths with the Emperor's nephew, who, in a fit of rage, shot Po. Caine, in a fit of rage, killed him. He then became a wanted man and fled to America. Upon arriving, he learned that he had a half-brother, Danny, so he set out to find him. At the same time, he is being hounded by bounty hunters, it seems the Royal family have placed a price on him. As he travels, he meets people with problems that parallel his experiences in China that he uses to help them.


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