Big Trouble in Little China

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Overview

When trucker Jack Burton agreed to take his friend Wang Chi to pick up his fiancee at the airport, he never expected to get involved in a supernatural battle between good and evil. Wang's fiancee has emerald green eyes, which make her a perfect target for an immortal sorcerer named Lo Pan and his three invincible cronies. Lo Pan must marry a girl with green eyes so he can regain his physical form.

  1. Gary Goldman

    Screenplay

  2. David Z. Weinstein

    Screenplay

  3. John Carpenter

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Kurt Russell

    Kurt Russell

    Jack Burton

  2. Kim Cattrall

    Kim Cattrall

    Gracie Law

  3. Dennis Dun

    Dennis Dun

    Wang Chi

  4. James Hong

    James Hong

    David Lo Pan

  5. Victor Wong

    Victor Wong

    Egg Shen

  6. Kate Burton

    Kate Burton

    Margo

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 39m

Budget $25,000,000.00

Revenue $11,000,000.00

Homepage http://www.theofficialjohncarpenter.com/big-trouble-in-little-china/

Release Information

  • May 30, 1986
    PG-13, Theatrical

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Featured Review

A review by Per Gunnar Jonsson

7.0
By Per Gunnar Jonsson

I think this movie was marketed as an adventure movie when it came out. I can imagine that some people were disappointed if they were indeed expecting a real adventure movie. I remember being one of those people when I first saw this movie.

However, if you approach it seeing what it is, that is a comedy or at least an action-comedy, then it is actually a quite enjoyable movie. The entire movie is utterly ridiculous. The screaming, posturing Asian martial art champion parodies especially so.

Everything in this movie makes you laugh as long as you do not try to take the movie seriously. The... read the rest.

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