Half a Loaf of Kung Fu (1978)

Genres - Action, Adventure  |   Sub-Genres - Martial Arts  |   Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - Hong Kong, Taiwan, United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Originally made in Hong Kong in 1979, Half a Loaf of Kung Fu was released in the U.S. in 1985. The inimitable Jackie Chan heads the cast of this martial-arts period piece. A valuable emerald jade is stolen when the gem's supposedly invulnerable Sern Chuan bodyguards are bushwhacked by bandits. Only Chan escapes the carnage relatively unscathed. In his usual moralistic, violence-only-when-necessary fashion, Chan sets about to make mincemeat of the bad guys.



bodyguard, fidelity, journey, justice, martial-arts, one-against-odds, responsibility, Kung-Fu