Kung Fu

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Kung Fu
Kung Fu-Logo.jpg
Premiere pilot movie
February 22, 1972
series
October 14, 1972
Finale March 8, 1975
Creator Bruce Lee & Ed Spielman
Network ABC
Style 60-minute martial arts western action drama
Company Warner Bros. Television
Seasons 3
Episodes 62 + 2 movies
Origin USA

Quickly as you can...snatch the pebble from my hand...

Kung Fu tells the story of Kwai Chang Caine, a half-American, half-Chinese Shaolin Monk, wanted for murder, who wanders the American west in the 1870s. Throughout his journey, Caine has flashbacks of his training at the hands of Master Kan and Master Po. They impart to him knowledge both of combat and spiritual enhancement.

The series ran from 1972 to 1975. In 1986, the made-for-tv movie Kung Fu: The Movie premiered, continuing the story of Caine. A spin-off/remake series, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (reset in the present day), premiered with a TV movie in 1992 and ran in syndication beginning in 1993.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
David Carradine Kwai Chang Caine 1 2 3
Philip Ahn Master Kan 1 2 3
Keye Luke Master Po 1 2 3
Radames Pera Young Caine 1 2 3

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
ABC
Season One October 14, 1972 May 3, 1973 15 + 1
Season Two September 27, 1973 April 11, 1974 23
Season Three October 19, 1974 March 8, 1975 24

Telefilms

Title Network Airdate
Kung Fu: The Movie CBS February 1, 1986

In Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Complete Series
The Complete Collection November 6, 2007 11

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Season Sets
The Complete First Season March 16, 2004 3

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The Complete Second Season January 18, 2005 4

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The Complete Third Season August 23, 2005 4

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