Director: Sammo Hung
Cast: Yuen Biao, Leung Ka Yan, Sammo Hung
Production Year: 1979
Duration: 105 mins
Knockabout is Sammo Hung’s brilliant cinematic gem for kung fu movie lovers, blending comedy with flawless kung fu action. His meticulous interplay of the two ingredients is vividly demonstrated in this film.
Yipao (Yuen Biao) and brother Taipao (Leung Ka Yan) make a living out of swindling their unsuspecting victims. Before long, their tricks turn sour and they find themselves stripped of cash with nowhere to turn to. Desperate for protection, they scurry under the wing of kung fu master Chia, only to pay a heavy price when they discover their master is a conman with a violent past. Salvation comes in the unlikely shape of Fatty the Beggar (Sammo Hung), who shows them what real kung fu is all about.