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Big Trouble in Little China

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Big Trouble in Little China
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Big Trouble in Little China

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
99 minutes
performer:
Kurt Russell, Kate Burton, Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun, James Hong, Victor Wong
director:
John Carpenter
Producers:
TAFT Entertainment Pictures, 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
distributor:
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
author:
Gary Goldman, W.D. Richter, David Z. Weinstein
genre:
ActionAdventure

We gave it a B+

There are two kinds of people: the ones who have seen — and love — Big Trouble in Little China, a John Carpenter kung fu Western buddy Chinese ghost love story, and those poor saps who aren’t burdened with having to try and describe it to the uninitiated. Ignored upon its initial release, this cult genre mosaic follows a swaggering trucker, a restaurateur, and a lawyer through the mystical underground of San Francisco’s Chinatown. The highlight of this two disc set — which also features deleted scenes, an extended ending, trailers, and a 1986 featurette — is the pitch perfect Russell and Carpenter commentary, which delves into Fox’s marketing mishaps, Chinese history, and how Russell’s son did in his hockey game.