Lam Ching Ying...

Definitely the star of the show for me in this movie.
His acting alone is fantastic when dressed in Peking Opera garb and also playing a very stoic part in contrast to Sammo and Yuen.
Also and probably more important from a martial arts perspective was his command of Wing Chun which was exemplary.

R.I.P Lam Ching Ying.

Chanquanshu - 'the art of the meditative fist'.
Also known as Laoshi77


Absolutely, seldom have I seen somebody who demonstrated their martial arts so well. For fear of sounding like a fan boy Tony Jaa is probably the best offering for it in recent times, but Lam is incredible in Prodigal Son, truly. Got me into wing chun :) Hopefully one day I'll be good enough to tribute him.

Kung fu movies are like porn. There's 1 on 1, then 2 on 1, then a group scene...


It is his best role if you ask me. It's a shame he got shoe-horned into being the Hong Kong version of Peter Cushing: a vampire killer...
Imagine what else he may of been capable of...
He's a legend. There's some good bit scenes in Spooky Encounters, Eastern Condors and Mr. Vampire, but the Prodigal Son is easily his most solid role.

Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.