Kung Pow: Enter the Fist

January 25th, 2002


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Still of Steve Oedekerk in Kung Pow: Enter the FistSteve Oedekerk writes, directs and starsSteve Oedekerk writes, directs and starsStill of Steve Oedekerk in Kung Pow: Enter the Fist

A rough-around-the-edges martial arts master seeks revenge for his parent's death.

Release Year: 2002

Rating: 5.8/10 (23,728 voted)

Critic's Score: 14/100

Director: Steve Oedekerk

Stars: Steve Oedekerk, Fei Lung, Leo Lee

Kung Pow: Enter the Fist is a movie within a movie, created to spoof the martial arts genre. Writer/director Steve Oedekerk uses contemporary characters and splices them into a 1970s kung-fu film, weaving the new and old together. As the main character, The Chosen One, Oedekerk sets off to avenge the deaths of his parents at the hands of kung-fu legend Master Pain. Along the way, he encounters some strange characters, one of which is a cow trained in the martial arts.

Steve Oedekerk - Chosen One / Dubbed Voices(voice)
Fei Lung - Master Pain (Betty)(archive footage)
Leo Lee - Young Master Pain(archive footage)
Ling-ling Hsieh - Ling(archive footage)
Lin Yan - Dying Ling
Chia Yung Liu - Wimp Lo(archive footage) (as Lau Kar Wing)
Hui Lou Chen - Master Tang(archive footage)
Chi Ma - Master Doe(archive footage)
Jennifer Tung - Whoa
Ming Lo - Father
Peggy Lu - Mother
Tad Horino - Chew Fat Lip
Tori Tran - Peasant Woman
Simon Rhee - Young Master Pain's Henchman
Joon Kim - Henchman #2


Official Website: Fox |

Release Date: 25 January 2002

Filming Locations: Fox Baja Studios, Rosarito, Baja California Norte, Mexico

Box Office Details

Budget: $10,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $7,017,474 (USA) (27 January 2002) (2478 Screens)

Gross: $16,033,556 (USA) (14 April 2002)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  | Japan:

Did You Know?

The logo used for the evil council is the symbol used in the United Kingdom to represent vehicle MOT testing stations.

Continuity: In one fight scene, the Chosen One takes out the eyeballs of 4 henchmen; however, after he pops out their eyeballs, the Chosen One now has 10 eyeballs instead of 4 sets (8)

Wimp Lo: Knock, knock. Who's there? Your butt that's about to be kicked!

User Review

You either love it or hate it -- and I loved it!!!!

Rating: 10/10

I laughed so hard I could hardly breathe. This is one of the funniest films I have ever seen.

The Screen-It Our Take reviewer doesn't like "silly" humor. I do. My most common comments while watching: "That's SO STUPID!!" (when I could catch a breath from laughing) and "What was THAT??"

There are no swear words, no realistic violence, and no sex scenes. It's just FUN!! My 13-year-old son & I rented it and watched it twice in one week. It was even funnier the second time.

My husband hated it. He thought it was the most "un-funny" film he'd ever seen.

You either love it or hate it.