Kung Fu Hustle

Kung Fu Hustle

Aspiring small-time crook Sing stumbles upon the notorious Axe Gang while trying to shake down a down-and-out tenement called Pig Sty Alley. Mistaken for a real member, Sing finds himself in way over his head. The residents of Pig Sty Alley seem like easy pickings, but beneath their unassuming exteriors lie kung fu masters of legendary skill. As the real Axe Gang rolls in to deal with these imposters, in Kung Fu Hustle a hilarious brawl erupts, with Sing caught in the middle. The clash awakens these retired masters, who must dust off their skills to defend their home.

Sing, realizing he’s bitten off more than he can chew, gets swept up in the whirlwind. Through a series of crazy encounters and self-discovery, Sing will have to face his own limitations and decide what kind of man he truly wants to be. Kung Fu Hustle is a wild and wacky martial arts comedy that blends outrageous action with slapstick humor. All while exploring themes of redemption and finding your inner strength.

Kung Fu Hustle

PG: 13

Duration: 1 hr 39 min

Release date: December 23, 2004

Genre: Action Comedy

Director: Stephen Chow

IMDb rating: 7.8/10

Box office collection:

Budget: $20 million USD

Opening Weekend USA: $7.7 million USD

Gross USA: $17 million USD

Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $104.9 million USD


Hong Kong Film Awards(2005)
Best Film
Best Director
Best Action Choreography
Golden Horse Awards(2004)
Best Film
Best Director
Best Action Choreography

Kung Fu Hustle Cast

Stephen ChowSing
Yuen WahLandlord
Yuen QiuLandlady
Danny Chan Kwok-kwanThe Beast
Leung Siu-lungThe Landlord’s Son
Bruce LeungBuckethead
Chiu Chi LingAh Mei
Xing YuThe Razor Gang Boss
Fung Hak-onMaster Crocodile
Lam Chi-chungThe Landlord’s Daughter

Writer and Director

Stephen ChowWriter and Director