Chan Chi-hwa

Half a Loaf of Kung Fu

Half a Loaf of Kung Fu

Like a live-action comic book, this antic farce lets Jackie Chan, choreographing his own fight sequences, cut loose with a wild parody of the martial-arts genre. He plays a bumbling wannabe kung-fu master who, when he assumes the identity of a dead hero, finds himself embroiled in a series of absurd misadventures and the search for a pair of mystical artifacts. Cartoon sound effects and send-ups of everything from Popeye to Jesus Christ Superstar are part of the lighthearted fun—not to mention Chan fighting a bald adversary with his own wig!

Film Info

  • Hong Kong
  • 1978
  • 96 minutes
  • Color
  • 2.35:1
  • Cantonese

Available In

Collector's Set

Jackie Chan: Emergence of a Superstar

Jackie Chan: Emergence of a Superstar

Blu-ray Box Set

4 Discs


Half a Loaf of Kung Fu
Jackie Chan
Gong Tou
James Tien
Big Brother Miu
Lee Hae-ryong
Fong Wei
Doris Lung Chun-Erh
Miss Fong
Kim Jeong-nan
Whip Hero’s sister
Julie Lee Chi-lun
Miu Chun-fa
Li Min-lang
Si Tai-chung
Chin Kang
Yam Yat-foo
Chan Chi-hwa
Produced by
Lo Wei
Screenplay by
Tang Ming-Chi
Martial-arts director
Jackie Chan
Chris Chen Ching-kui
Vincent Leung Wing-Chan
Music by
Frankie Chan
Art director
Chou Chi-liang


Bugs Bunny in the Shaolin Temple
Bugs Bunny in the Shaolin Temple

In a string of wildly entertaining films released between the late seventies and the mideighties, Jackie Chan paved the way to his international stardom by turning himself into a real-life cartoon character.

By Alex Pappademas