The Best Episodes of Kung Fu

The adventures of a Shaolin Monk as he wanders the American West armed only with his skill in Kung Fu.

My Brother, My Executioner

#1 - My Brother, My Executioner

Season 3 - Episode 6

Caine thinks he has found his brother, but he is really an imposter who is being pursued by a young gunfighter.

star 8.71
7 votes
Directors: Jerry Thorpe
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The Garments of Rage

#2 - The Garments of Rage

Season 3 - Episode 9

Caine goes to work for a railroad which is being sabotaged, and meets a Shaolin priest he knew before.

star 8.57
7 votes
Directors: Marc Daniels
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The Cenotaph (2)

#3 - The Cenotaph (2)

Season 2 - Episode 23

Caine and Logan arrive at the Sioux burial ground, to bury what Caine believes is Logan's wife in a huge crate, and are confronted by angry Sioux warriors who feel they are trespassing. They must also deal with two robbers as well as the US Calvary. Caine recalls his own love story, that like Logan's wife, ended tragically.

star 8.57
7 votes
Directors: Richard Lang
Empty Pages of a Dead Book

#4 - Empty Pages of a Dead Book

Season 2 - Episode 13

The son of a deceased Texas Ranger tries to honor his memory by going after criminals his father kept a journal on. He finds more trouble than he expected and Caine must defend him.

star 8.50
12 votes
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One Step to Darkness

#5 - One Step to Darkness

Season 3 - Episode 16

Caine tries helping the depressed wife of an Army sergeant, with a drug addiction, and winds up fighting an inner demon of his own creation.

star 8.50
6 votes
Directors: Marc Daniels
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The Passion of Chen Yi

#6 - The Passion of Chen Yi

Season 2 - Episode 19

Caine tries to visit an unjustly jailed Shaolin student, but keeps being turned away. He then commits a crime so he can be put in jail with him, hoping to clear up an old misunderstanding and help free the student.

star 8.30
10 votes
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This Valley of Terror

#7 - This Valley of Terror

Season 3 - Episode 4

Caine helps a young woman who has visions of future events. They always come true and this terrifies her.

star 8.29
14 votes
Directors: Harry Harris
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Ambush

#8 - Ambush

Season 3 - Episode 23

Serenity Johnson, the blind preacher last seen in The Nature Of Evil, asks Caine to help escort him with a shipment to San Fransisco. What neither one of them knows is that stolen silver bars are hidden in the shipment, and people involved in the robbery are after them.

star 8.20
5 votes
Directors: Alex Beaton
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Arrogant Dragon

#9 - Arrogant Dragon

Season 2 - Episode 20

Wu Chang has angered the Tong Sect, and is ordered to commit suicide or be executed by them. Caine tries to help him fake his death and escape from the Tongs.

star 8.17
6 votes
Directors: Richard Lang
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The Brothers Caine (3)

#10 - The Brothers Caine (3)

Season 3 - Episode 20

Caine finds where his brother is hiding, but is unaware that Danny has been told there is a Chinese bounty hunter who wants to kill him.

star 8.17
6 votes
Directors: Harry Harris
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Besieged (1): Death on Cold Mountain

#11 - Besieged (1): Death on Cold Mountain

Season 3 - Episode 10

A reclusive hermit, Tamo, arrives at the Honan monastery to inform them that the Tukien monastery was attacked and destroyed by a warlord with his cannon, and that he has survivors seeking refuge there. One of the survivors is a woman who wants to become a Shaolin monk. She later reveals the warlord wanted her to be his wife, and she fled. Now the warlord is preparing to attack the monastery and having his cannon brought there.

star 8.14
7 votes
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The Cenotaph (1)

#12 - The Cenotaph (1)

Season 2 - Episode 22

Caine meets Logan McBurney, a Scotsman who has hijacked a gold-transporting stagecoach named Old Ironsides, to haul an enormous box that he claims is his dead Sioux wife's coffin. Along the way to the burial ground, which is on Sioux land, Caine remembers times in the monastery, unaware that several robbers are following closely, hoping to take Old Ironsides for themselves.

star 8.14
7 votes
Directors: Richard Lang
Battle Hymn

#13 - Battle Hymn

Season 3 - Episode 17

Caine meets two traveling musicians, who are looking for a supposedly magical cave, all unaware that there are silver hunters looking to strike it rich with the cave.

star 8.12
8 votes
Directors: Barry Crane
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Cry of the Night Beast

#14 - Cry of the Night Beast

Season 3 - Episode 7

Caine hears the cry of a child begging to be saved, but there is no child to be found. Only a very young buffalo calf and his mother. Caine protects him from a hunter who is determined to kill him for the hide.

star 8.10
10 votes
Directors: Richard Lang
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The Soldier

#15 - The Soldier

Season 2 - Episode 8

Caine is accused of taking part in a bandit ambush, and is taken prisoner by the U.S. Calvary. He meets a soldier that is a conscientious objector that helps him clear his name.

star 8.00
17 votes
Directors: Richard Lang
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A Small Beheading

#16 - A Small Beheading

Season 3 - Episode 3

Caine is offered a chance to return to China, after a sea captain delivers a pardon from the Emperor. The pardon, however, has one condition: Caine must lose a finger.

star 8.00
15 votes
Directors: Richard Lang
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In Uncertain Bondage

#17 - In Uncertain Bondage

Season 2 - Episode 16

Caine recalls lessons learned as a youth when he and a Southern belle are trapped in a deep pit, held there by kidnappers.

star 8.00
13 votes
Directors: Richard Lang
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The Vanishing Image

#18 - The Vanishing Image

Season 3 - Episode 13

Caine seeks out a photographer who took a picture of his brother, Danny, in hopes that he will be able to help find him. He also encounters and befriends an Indian that attacks him and the photographer, and later wants to kill the photographer for taking a picture of him, for which he believes has stolen his soul.

star 8.00
6 votes
Directors: Barry Crane
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Full Circle (4)

#19 - Full Circle (4)

Season 3 - Episode 21

(Series' Finale) The Caine family's dysfunctional relationships get resolved. Kwai Chang and Danny are questing to find General Cantrell who has custody of Zeke Caine. After typical adversities everyone is reunited and Kwai Chang reveals where his future lies.

star 8.00
6 votes
Directors: Marc Daniels
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The Thief of Chendo

#20 - The Thief of Chendo

Season 3 - Episode 22

Young Caine and Master Po imagine what it will be like when Caine leaves the temple, and in their dreams Caine is sent to deliver a ring to a Grand Duke by Master Po. Upon arriving at the palace, he is informed that the Duke is dead, but an old man from the Duke's palace delivers him a message that he is still alive. He is being imprisoned by his own cousin, who has taken control of the palace. Caine also meets a thief who falls in love with the Duke's daughter, who is to be married off, and they work together to free both the Duke and his daughter.

star 8.00
4 votes
Directors: Harry Harris
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The Ancient Warrior

#21 - The Ancient Warrior

Season 1 - Episode 15

Ancient Warrior, an aged Indian accompanied by Caine, seeks burial in his sacred, ancestral land. But the burial site is located dead center in a violent, Indian-hating town called Purgatory.

star 8.00
24 votes
Directors: Robert Butler
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The Salamander

#22 - The Salamander

Season 2 - Episode 9

Caine comes to a bankrupt mining town and meets a mentally handicapped boy, who is the target of a claim jumper.

star 7.93
15 votes
Directors: Richard Lang
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A Dream Within a Dream

#23 - A Dream Within a Dream

Season 2 - Episode 14

Caine, while walking through a dense fog, happens upon a man who is hanging and he himself is then shot. When he awakens, he finds himself in the company of a sculptor played by John Drew Barrymore (Drew's father). Caine is later accused of the murder of the hanging man and Barrymore's character comes to his defense. This is a really good episode and on the DVD David Carradine has an interesting commentary that accompanies this particular episode.

star 7.92
12 votes
Directors: Richard Lang
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King of the Mountain

#24 - King of the Mountain

Season 1 - Episode 1

Caine finds a young boy at a burned out cabin and tries to help him find his uncle. Along the way, bounty hunters find him.

star 7.88
152 votes
Directors: Jerry Thorpe
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A Lamb to the Slaughter

#25 - A Lamb to the Slaughter

Season 3 - Episode 14

Caine meets the son of a man who died defending his father from muggers, and wants to repay him for his debt of honor by working for him. However, the man doesn't want work as payment but to learn how to fight, against a gang of bandits terrorizing the village he lives in.

star 7.88
8 votes
Directors: Harry Harris
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