The Prodigal Son (HK 1982)

Rating: ***
Director: Samo Hung
Cast: Yuen Biao, Lam Ching Ying, Samo Hung, Frankie Chan, Dick Wei, cameos by Wei Pai and Wu Ma.

A classic kung fu masterpiece from director Samo Hung. Yuen Biao is a rich and arrogant young man who believes he's a master martial artist because his family pays people to lose to him behind his back. When he gets beaten by Peking Opera actor Lam Ching Ying and discovers the truth, he leaves home to learn Wing Chun from him. After much tragedy and loss, Lam Ching Ying and his brother, Samo Hung, teach him Wing Chun and he has a no-holds-barred fight with Frankie Chan at the end of the film. Great stunts and awesome fighting in that late 1970's period piece style. Samo is brilliant and Lam Ching Ying fights with authority. Yuen Biao is as charming and agile as ever.