Kung Fu (1972–1975)
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Cry of the Night Beast 

A mystical revelation compels Kwai Chang Caine to protect a buffalo calf whose life force is supernaturally linked to a young, expectant mother.


Richard Lang


Ed Spielman (creator), Herman Miller (developer) | 3 more credits »


Episode complete credited cast:
David Carradine ... Kwai Chang Caine
Albert Salmi ... Reuben Branch
Don Stroud ... Neulin
Victor Jory ... Fred
Stefanie Powers ... Edna
Keye Luke ... Master Po
Radames Pera ... Young Caine
Alex Henteloff Alex Henteloff ... Dixon
Kenneth O'Brien Kenneth O'Brien ... Landry
John War Eagle ... Tashaka
Jim Boles Jim Boles ... Mooney
Don Keefer ... Stripper


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A mystical revelation compels Kwai Chang Caine to protect a buffalo calf whose life force is supernaturally linked to a young, expectant mother.

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Third season opener features Stefanie Powers and Don Stroud
14 August 2010 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

Season 3 Episode 1- This third season opener immediately establishes aspects of mysticism with spirituality as Caine hears the cry of a newborn buffalo calf, and prevents it being killed by the hunter Reuben Branch (Albert Salmi, who had appeared in the original pilot, plus one prior episode, "Nine Lives"). Caine finds an ally in pretty Edna (Stefanie Powers), a prostitute pregnant with Reuben's child, who also seeks to return the baby to its mother, the first to return since the last of its kind had once roamed the land in droves. In the flashbacks, young student Caine (Radames Pera) demonstrates a gift for telepathy with both the newborn and the unborn, among the many strands weaved throughout the script. The third season also differed from the first two by going straight into the action before the beginning credits, here showing Caine on the run, as he often was, this time from a trio of bounty hunters led by Neulin (Don Stroud). Veteran character actor Victor Jory turns up as the local bartender, and, as another bounty hunter, Kenneth O'Brien makes a third appearance on the show, seen previously in "The Tide" and "The Ancient Warrior." Since the DVD release and 1974-75 broadcasts were both out of sync with the series' timeline, my reviews will reflect the correct viewing order, not really necessary for previous seasons, as few episodes were shown out of sequence. Next up- "My Brother, My Executioner"

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19 October 1974 (USA) See more »

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