KUNG FU (1972 – 1975)

Kung fu

Creator: Ed Spielman

Cast: David Carradine, Keye Luke, Radames Pera 

I just got in the U.S back in 1977 and a friend of mine who is my best friend now told me about that series and we watch the reruns. This was too cool back then, and it still stands out today. The series was created by Bruce Lee and  he wanted to star in it, but the studio wouldn’t have it do to the fact that back in the 70’s an Asian actor starring in a role in a series was a no no. A while later Bruce Lee made a name for himself in honk Kong before he died Hollywood wanted him to star in American movie but his life got cut short. So anyway they put David Carradine into it and show him the Kung Fu moves before hand. Kung Fu is about a shaolin monk; Kwai Chang Caine. He travels around the wild west, seeking to help others and avoiding bounty hunters. You get from time to time the flashbacks show Caine’s past, we see that he has been trained to use kung fu, but he is a monk. This was never been done before a series with martial art none the less in the west. David Carradine has done fine in this series and was well surrounded with a great cast. Alrhough David later on years later on finally learn Kung Fu , but when he started the series they would show him the moves and he would practice before hand.  If you get a chance to see that one do see it. It ended in 3 season because David quit because he had too many injuries and he felt he could not go on.

 Kung Fu (1972–1975)


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