Kung Fu (1972–1975)
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The Soul Is the Warrior 

A powerful rancher demands justice for the death of his son, requiring Caine to reveal the man's greatest fear.


Richard Lang


Ed Spielman (creator), Herman Miller (developer) | 1 more credit »




Episode complete credited cast:
David Carradine ... Kwai Chang Caine
John Doucette ... Ed Rankin
Shelly Novack ... Breck Rankin (as Shelley Novack)
Jim Davis ... Joe Walker
Pat Hingle ... General Thoms
Philip Ahn ... Master Kan
Keye Luke ... Master Po
Les Lannom ... Billy Thoms
Radames Pera ... Young Caine
John Pickard ... Benson
Robert Foulk ... Moss
Robin Raymond ... Molly


A powerful rancher demands justice for the death of his son, requiring Caine to reveal the man's greatest fear.

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Release Date:

8 February 1973 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Ed Rankin states he has 5 rattle snakes in his sack, but when he empties the sack into the pit,, more than 5 snakes hit the ground. See more »

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Ashteo, ashteo sumi teo
15 November 2009 | by cranialsiSee all my reviews

Apologies to any native Americans if the summery is misspelled. This is another great episode from the first season. Many of the characters speak in almost biblical phrases about the land in which they live, obviously stolen from the Apache. The central theme is also biblical in flavour, having property, family, redemption and snakes as central characters.

John Doucette plays a very believable role as a half Indian landowner and Pat Hingle a well worn Sheriff but for me the stars here are Masters Khan and Po ""Grasshopper, be yourself and never fear thus to be naked to the eyes of others. Yet know that men so often mask themselves that what is simple is rarely understood. The dust of truth swirls and seeks its own cracks of entry, And a tree falling in the forest, without ears to hear, makes no sound. Yet it falls".

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