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Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

Big Trouble in Little China
6.8 Rating
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7.3 IMDB rating

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Kurt Russell

Kurt Russell

Jack Burton
Kim Cattrall

Kim Cattrall

Gracie Law
Dennis Dun

Dennis Dun

Wang Chi
James Hong

James Hong

David Lo Pan
Victor Wong

Victor Wong

Egg Shen
Donald Li

Donald Li

Eddie Lee
Carter Wong

Carter Wong

Thunder


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Gary Goldman

Gary Goldman

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David Z. Weinstein

David Z. Weinstein

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7 years, 10 months ago at Aug 20 21:13
4 votes
This film epitomises the 80's action genre. It is nothing short of a hilarious master-piece with some of the most memorable characters of my childhood. The plot follows the All American trucker, Jack Burton, through the streets of China town and eventually into the paranormal underworld, where he comes face to face with the evil sorcerror Lo-Pan.

With rib-tickling action sequences ... read more

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1 year, 1 month ago at May 27 6:42
4 votes
When some wild-eyed, eight-foot-tall maniac grabs your neck, taps the back of your favorite head up against the barroom wall, and he looks you crooked in the eye and he asks you if ya paid your dues, you just stare that big sucker right back in the eye, and you remember what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like that: "Have ya paid your dues, Jack?" "Yessir, the check is in the mail."
... read more

Ol' Jack Burton would say "See this movie!"

5 years, 11 months ago at Aug 4 14:21
1 vote
"Ol' Jack always says... what the hell?"

An outlandish, uncategorisable blend of John Ford (and, by extension, John Wayne) and cornball Chinese mysticism, John Carpenter's Big Trouble in Little China is a hokey martial arts adventure flick with limitless appeal. The characters are both endearing and witty, with the actors hamming it up to extremes. Meanwhile Carpenter provides direc... read more
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Description: Directed by thrill master John Carpenter, this edge-of-your seat adventure stars Kurt Russell as Jack Burton, a tough-talking, wisecracking truck driver whose humdrum life on the road takes a sudden supernatural tailspin when his best friend's fiancée is kidnapped. Speeding to the rescue, Jack finds himself deep beneath San Francisco ... (more)
Release date: 2 July 1986
UPC: 024543014386
Action (33), Comedy (28), Fantasy (23), Martial Arts (21), Adventure (18), 1980s (15), 1986 (13), Magic (12), Romance (11), Chinatown (9), Kidnapping (7), Lightning (7), Sacrifice (6), Green Eyes (5), Black Magic (5), Sorcerer (4), Spoof (4), Beasts (4), Culture Clash (4), Kurt Russell (4)
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"Big Trouble in Little China" (1986)

“FIRST IMPRESSIONS

I decided to watch the movie itself before Spoony's review of the Commodore 64 game, and he's praised it so often he got me interested anyway. And… I don't get it. I'm sorry.

What I read afterwards confirmed what I'd suspected while watching it: it's an homage film, a tribute to kung fu B-movies. Maybe it'll make more sense to people who've actually watched those movies, and I'll admit the plot does make a lot more sense on reflection, but while I was actually watching it, there were a number of detractors keeping me from going along with it. And that mainly stems from how the female characters are handled. I hate the damsel-in-distress cliché, and boy is it exploited to the nth degree here!

Also, there's a lot of expository dialogue that ” read more

JPHOLT voted for a review of Big Trouble in Little China 1 year, 1 month ago

“When some wild-eyed, eight-foot-tall maniac grabs your neck, taps the back of your favorite head up against the barroom wall, and he looks you crooked”

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“When some wild-eyed, eight-foot-tall maniac grabs your neck, taps the back of your favorite head up against the barroom wall, and he looks you crooked”

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“When some wild-eyed, eight-foot-tall maniac grabs your neck, taps the back of your favorite head up against the barroom wall, and he looks you crooked”

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“When some wild-eyed, eight-foot-tall maniac grabs your neck, taps the back of your favorite head up against the barroom wall, and he looks you crooked in the eye and he asks you if ya paid your dues, you just stare that big sucker right back in the eye, and you remember what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like that: "Have ya paid your dues, Jack?" "Yessir, the check is in the mail."

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