From walking disaster to kung-fu master!
It's time for Kung Fu Hustle! Hong Kong king of comedy Stephen Chow returns with his latest - and possibly greatest - cinema comedy, which needed only one week to become Hong Kong's largest grossing film of 2004. A wildly entertaining blend of state-of-the-art special effects, dazzling martial arts (choreographed by master action director Yuen Woo Ping), hilarious slapstick comedy, and the inimitable screen charm of Stephen Chow, Kung Fu Hustle easily earns its reputation as one of the most popular Hong Kong films ever! Kung Fu Hustle was an astounding box-office success all over Asia - and is sure to delight fans of Stephen Chow and Hong Kong Cinema worldwide!
Chow stars as Sing, a wannabe gangster in pre-war 1940s Shanghai, whose sole purpose in life is to be admitted into the toughest triad in the region: the Axe Gang. Sing and his sidekick (portly Lam Chi Chung of Shaolin Soccer) have to make a name for themselves first, and proclaim rundown Pigsty Alley to be their first official "territory." However, Sing is more futile than fearsome, and his antics only annoy the residents of Pigsty Alley - and attract the attention of the real Axe Gang, led by Brother Sum (Chan Kwok Kwan, also of Shaolin Soccer). But Pigsty Alley has its own secrets: unknown to Sing and the Axe Gang, hidden kung-fu masters prowl the poverty-stricken streets, ready to defend their turf to the bitter end! It's a clash of unexpected kung-fu titans and legendary martial arts styles in the hilarious, martial arts-filled Kung Fu Hustle!