Big Trouble in Little China
Big Trouble in Little China mistake picture

Continuity mistake: When Jack Burton and the rest of the gang escape from the Wing Kong Trade Centre the first time, the guards fire at the left side of the bus breaking the windows and making holes in the bodywork. When we see the bus a few seconds later as it is driving away, it appears undamaged.

tw_stuart

Continuity mistake: Toward the end of the film, when the creature captures Gracie, he jumps through a hole in the floor with her on his back. As he falls through the hole, his feet fall out in front of him and he is shown almost prone. Yet when the shot changes he lands firmly on his feet.

Continuity mistake: During the escape from Wing Kong Trading, Jack climbs up from the sewer to figure out the escape route. He runs to the door and almost immediately behind him, everyone has managed to climb up from the sewer much faster than would be possible.

tw_stuart

Continuity mistake: During the escape from Wing Kong Trading, they all jump into a pool and swim through a pipe which is not big enough for people to pass each other. Despite the fact that Margo and Jack are in the water before Gracie, she manages to come up for air before both of them.

tw_stuart

Continuity mistake: When Jack runs Lo Pan over with the truck, he signals Jack to drive towards him. A shot later when the truck hits him, his hand is lowered.

Sacha Premium member

Continuity mistake: When Wang is playing cards, the position and movement of his hands is not continuous between shots. (00:05:44)

Sacha Premium member

Continuity mistake: The bed the girl is tied to has six posts by her head, her hands are tied to the second and fifth posts, switch to the third and fourth posts when Lightning enters the room and go back to the second and fifth posts when he cuts her free.

Continuity mistake: When Lo Pan is questioning Jack & Wang while they are in the wheelchairs, the security monitors on the wall change from 2 to 4 then back to 2 again.

jbrbbt

Upvote valid corrections to help move entries into the corrections section.

Suggested correction: We are seeing 2 different sets of monitors. When Lo-Pan first comes in, he is next to the 2 monitor set. You can tell that Jack and Wang are looking to their right. Then, Lo Pan moves closer, right in front of them. After a little conversation, Lo Pan backs up straight, still in front of Jack and Wang, to a different set of monitors, with 4 screens. He then leaves, out the same door he came in, to Jack and Wang's right, passing the 2 monitor set on his way out. The monitors stay consistent.

jshy7979

Big Trouble in Little China mistake picture

Continuity mistake: When the flying soldiers appear, there's a wide shot and Jack and Wang disappear from inside the truck.

Sacha Premium member

Continuity mistake: Jack asks "is this going to get ugly now?" and extends his arms. From the opposite angle they're lowered. (00:07:01)

Sacha Premium member

Big Trouble in Little China mistake picture

Continuity mistake: When Jack Burton and the rest of the gang escape from the Wing Kong Trade Centre the first time, the guards fire at the left side of the bus breaking the windows and making holes in the bodywork. When we see the bus a few seconds later as it is driving away, it appears undamaged.

tw_stuart

More mistakes in Big Trouble in Little China

Jack Burton: Ok, you people! Sit tight, hold the fort and keep the home fires burning. And if we're not back by dawn... Call the president.

More quotes from Big Trouble in Little China

Trivia: The weapons Lightning uses in the street-fight scene are known as ema-piercers - sharpened spikes mounted on finger or hand rings, capable of rotation. However, the rotation usually comes from the motion the user makes in combat; Lightning apparently uses his own power to make them spin like rotors.

More trivia for Big Trouble in Little China

Question: Why didn't Jack and Wang run to Jack's truck instead of the basement in the alley after the gang fight?

Answer: Because the battle between the Chang Sing and Wing Kong was between them and the truck.

Grumpy Scot

More questions & answers from Big Trouble in Little China

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.