CTVA US Western - "Kung Fu" (WB/ABC)(1972-75) starring David Caradine

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Kung Fu (1972-75)
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Kung Fu (season  1) (ABC) (1972-1973)
Kung Fu (season  2) (ABC) (1973-1974)
Kung Fu (season  3) (ABC) (1974-1975)
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KUNG FU
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W
arner Brothers Television
Filmed at The Burbank Studios, Burbank, California
for
ABC
Executive Producer, Jerry Thorpe (from season 2 on)
Produced by Jerry Thorpe (season 1)
Produced by John Furia, Jr (early season 2)
Produced by Alex Beaton (mid season 2)
Produced by Herman Miller & Alex Beaton (late season 3)

Created by Ed Spielman, Developed by Herman Miller
Technical Advisors David Chow and Ham Yuen

US Western series 1972-75 2hr pilot + 60 episodes x 60 min color

Starring
David Carradine
as Kwai Chang Caine "Grasshopper"
also starring:
Phillip Ahn as Master Kan
Keye Luke as Master Po
Radames Pera as Caine (as a boy, age 6)
Kieth Carradine as Caine (as a young man)

Original Music Composed and Conducted by Jim Helms

Premise:
Kwai Chang Caine, a boy of an American father and Chinese mother, enters the Shaolin priesthood after his parents are
killed. While at the monastery he learns the meaning of life, the purpose of being in tune with nature, and the martial
arts skills to survive in a violent world. He is forced to flee his native China after avenging the death of Master Po,
a blind instructor greatly loved by Caine, who was mercilessly murdered for bumping into a guard of the Emporer's nephew.
Caine killed the nephew and escaped to the United States to hide out among the frontier towns of the newly-settled west
- a place where the Chinese are treated with contempt and hatred. As Caine makes every effort to survive among a
population who have little use or tolerance for a Chinaman, he must also avoid capture by those attempting to collect
the reward offered by the Emporer for the return of the Shaolin - dead or alive.

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[--] KUNG FU (pilot TV Movie)
THE WAY OF THE TIGER, THE SIGN OF THE DRAGON
22-Feb-1972
Produced & Directed by Jerry Thorpe / Associate Producer Alex Beaton
Teleplay by Ed Spielman & Howard Friedlander; Story by Ed Spielman
Director of Photography, Richard L. Rawlings
Starring:
David Carradine ....... Kwai Chang Caine "Grasshopper"
Guests Stars:
Barry Sullivan ........ Dillon
Albert Salmi .......... Raif
Wayne Maunder ......... McKay
Co-Starring: (opening credits)
Benson Fong ........... Han Fei
Richard Loo ........... Master Sun
Keye Luke ............. Master Po
Philip Ahn ............ Master Kan
Victor Sen Yung ....... Chuen
Robert Ito ............ Fong
James Hong ............ Hsiang
With: (opening credits)
Radames Pera .......... Boy Caine
Roy Jenson ............ Fuller
John Leoning .......... Master Teh
David Chow ............ Little Monk
Synopsis:
Caine, a Chinese American, flees China after accidentally killing the Emperor's nephew and ends up in the American west.
Once there he becomes the champion of the oppressed laborers who are building the transcontinental railroad.

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"Kung Fu: The Movie" (2hr Reunion TV Movie)(1986)
1-Feb-1986
Written by Durrell Royce Crays
Directed by Richard Lang
Cast:
Kerri Keane ........... Sarah Perkins
Martin Landau ......... John Martin Perkins III
Mako .................. The Manchu
William Lucking ....... Wyatt
Luke Askew ............ Sheriff Mills
Benson Fong ........... Old One
Brandon Lee ........... Chung Wang
Roland Harrah III ..... Lil
A young Manchu assassin is sent to kill Caine, after Caine interferes with a Chinese drug lord
who is controlling the California opium trade.

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