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Kung Fu

Kung Fu Dates : 1972 - 1975
66 episodes of 52 min
First broadcasting : 13 Avril 1974
Creator(s) : Ed Spielman
Producer(s) : Alex Beaton et Herman Miller
Music : Jim Helms
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Synopsis

Kwai Chang Caine is a Shoalin Monk who is on the run after he killed the Chinese Emporer's nephew after that coward killed his teacher in cold blood with a gun. He flees to America both 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

The Actors

David Carradine - Kwai Chang Caine

David Carradine


(Kwai Chang Caine)

Philip Ahn - Maître Kan

Philip Ahn


(Maître Kan)

Leslie Nielsen - Vincent Corbino

Leslie Nielsen


(Vincent Corbino)

Keye Luke - Master Po

Keye Luke


(Master Po)

Photos

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Trivia

David Carradine got the lead role over martial arts legend Bruce Lee, who had extensive involvement in its development. The network felt the American audience was "not ready" for an Asian actor in the lead of a network series, even though Lee had been on _Green Hornet, The (1966)_ .

The set for the Shaolin Temple was originally a set used for the Camelot (1967) that was inexpensively and effectively converted for the Chinese setting.

The only reason this show went off the air was because star David Carradine quit the series. He had sustained so many injuries, he felt he could not go on. The show got high ratings all three seasons it aired.

Bruce Lee was originally considered for the role of Kwai Chang Caine.

The flute kane played in the show is same one David Carradine played in the "Kill Bill" film

Filming

Filming locations:

Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park - 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Rd., Agua Dulce, California, USA

Warner Bros. Studios, Burbank Studios, Burbank, California, USA

DVD


Authors of the card

  • Creation date: 2003/07/01 by abdest
  • Last Update: 2007/05/01 by drew

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