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Kung Fu: The Next Generation 

A modern-day descendant of Caine hopes to turn his estranged son away from a life of crime.


Tony Wharmby


Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Brandon Lee ... Johnny Caine
David Darlow David Darlow ... Kwai Chang Caine
Miguel Ferrer ... Mic
Paula Kelly ... Lt. Lois Poole
Marcia Christie Marcia Christie ... Ellen
Victor Brandt Victor Brandt ... Buckley
Aaron Heyman Aaron Heyman ... Sid
Michael Sinclair Walter ... Dave (as Michael S. Walter)
Richard L. Duran ... Raul (as Richard Duran)
John C. Cooke John C. Cooke ... Cliff
Loyda Ramos ... Field Hand
Oscar Dillon ... Darnell
Dominic Barto Dominic Barto ... Carl Levin
Rebecca Gilchrist Rebecca Gilchrist ... Pete's Mom
Mark Everett Mark Everett ... Student


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A modern-day descendant of Caine hopes to turn his estranged son away from a life of crime.

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Followed by Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1993) See more »

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I worked on this film & saw it ..
26 May 2006 | by nellenSee all my reviews

I was the production coordinator on this PILOT .. they went through MANY for the part of Brandon's father and chose David at long last .. when Brandon walked into my office, I told him he had his Dad's eyes (also worked on GREEN HORNET .. one of our ABC shows . .and we were on same lot with MANY Fox shows at that time.. GH was my FAVE .. Bruce Lee & I lunched almost daily) AND I told him that I met him when he was a baby (sure he loved hearing that:) .. SUPER nice young man .. he hung out in our production offices a lot . the told him he could NOT right his Motorcycle (insurance purposes) . .but I would BET he did .. he was just lovely, as was his Dad .. was NOT the tease to ME as Bruce was (perhaps cause I was his Mom's age or so) .. but polite and sooo enjoyed being a part of the project .. I was shocked and aghast when I heard about the IDIOT propman who screwed up royally with the "PROP GUN" .. AND when you aim at someone . you NEVER airm at them .. just in case .. sooo a LOT of errors there ..

BUT .. I agree that it was not the best script/film done .. obviously, or it might have sold .. but I sooo enjoyed working with the Cast & Crew on this particular show.

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19 June 1987 (USA) See more »

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