Director: Sammo Hung Kam-Bo
Writers: Tin-Chi Lau (screenplay), Chik-Chin Huang (screenplay)
Stars: Biao Yuen, Sammo Hung Kam-Bo, Ka-Yan Leung
Knockabout (1979) is Sammo Hung’s brilliant cinematic merging of comedy with kung fu. His meticulous blending of the two is vividly demonstrated in this film.
The Knockabout (1979) cast include Yuen Biao, Leung Kar Yan, Lau Kar Wing, Sammo Hung, Karl Maka and was directed by Sammo Hung Kam-Bo. A vengeance-seeking martial arts neophyte/con man named Yipao (Biao Yuen) and his brother Dai Pao loose their money to a kung-fu master in the unlikely form of a bum (Old Fox, played by Lau Kar Wing who is really a fugitive criminal). They follow after the bum learning a thing or two from the old master who defeats them soundly. There are lessons learned and the laughter galore. The action is great, the fighting top notch, its a true kung-fu action-comedy. Not available with subtitles.