Big Trouble in Little China

Question: When Lightning is crushed by the statue at the end of the movie, he sends out dozens of bolts of energy before he dies. The final wisp of electricity forms a Chinese character. Does anyone know what it means?

Answer: It's the symbol for "carpenter" after the director John Carpenter.

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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.

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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.

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Jack Burton: Hey, I'm a reasonable guy. But I've just experienced some very unreasonable things.

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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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