Big Trouble in Little China

Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

Plot summary

Kurt Russell is a cocky truck driver, who drives through Chinatown with his friend and they witness a rival gang fight between two rival gangs in an alley way, until three strange martial artists show up and start beating both gangs. Kurt Russell and his friend leave Russell's truck and go to a local oriental eatery, and find out, that the three martial artists they witnessed fighting, kidnapped his friend's girlfriend for a oriental master who is very old and needs women with green eyes to become young again. Kim Katrall also stars as a reporter who helps Kurt Russell and his friend find his girlfriend. With the help of the wise eatery owner, they all break into the masters layer and try to rescue the girlfriend before its too late.

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Quotes

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.

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Mistakes

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.

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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.

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