Kung Pow!: Enter the Fist

Release Date: January 25, 2002

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Shedding the working title Dubbed Action Movie, Kung Pow!: Enter the Fist offers a promising twist on the movie-spoof genre.

Writer/director Steve Oedekerk heads the innovative-sounding project. Kung Pow ! inserts freshly-produced material of Oedekerk and his fellow actors into an existing kung fu movie (Savage Killers/Tiger and Crane Fists), to form a tale of a bungling martial arts master. The result might be a sort of cinematic Mad-Libs.

Though perhaps without realizing it, movie audiences have most likely been exposed to Oedekerk's off-the-wall sense of humor. He has leant his writing talents to Nutty Professor II: The Klumps as well as the two Ace Ventura movies. His "steve odekerk.com" television project was wonderfully creative yet went largely unnoticed.

Box office potential cannot be gauged at this time. Few details of the film aside from its premise are known. It will be interesting to see how much weight 20th Century Fox decides to put behind the project. The release has already been bumped a few times, since its original opening date of summer 2000). Additionally, with such a unique idea behind it, Oedekerk's work might prove too innovative for its good. (Calvin Trager/BOP)

January 10, 2002
After first being pushed from February 18th to the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend, Kung Pow! has again been moved; this time a week later than planned. (Kim Hollis/BOP)

Vital statistics for Kung Pow!: Enter the Fist
Main Cast Steve Oedekerk, Fei Lung, Leo Lee
Supporting Cast Ling Ling Tse, Lin Yan, Chia Yung Liu, Hui Lou Chen
Director Steve Oedekerk
Screenwriter Steve Oedekerk
Distributor Twentieth Century Fox
Trailer Click Here for Trailer
Official Site http://www.kungpowmovie.com/
Rating PG-13
Running Time 81 minutes
Screen Count 2,478
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