Kung Fu Hustle

Release date:April 8, 2005
(NY, LA; wide release: April 22)

Studio:Sony Pictures Classics

Director:Stephen Chow

MPAA Rating:R (for sequences of strong stylized action and violence)

Screenwriters:, ,

Starring:Stephen Chow, Wah Yuen

Genre:Comedy, Action

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Plot Summary:

A hapless wanna be gangster, Sing, must overcome his inability to wield a knife and demonstrate his mettle in order to become a member of the notorious Axe Gang. The Axe Gang, meanwhile, want to reign supreme by occupying the most coveted territory, which is a sacred street protected by an unlikely cast of characters, many of whom are highly skilled kung fu masters disguised as ordinary people. After several encounters with thugs and a fearsome adversary known as the Beast, Sing overcomes his inadequacy and realizes he is the greatest kung fu master of them all, destined to protect the sacred street.

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