Big Trouble in Little China

Revealing mistake: When Egg Shen helps the others escape by using a crossbow-and-winch device, he fires the bolt into a stone. When the bolt digs in, the stone shudders slightly (since its made of wood or plastic, and no fixed part of the floor).

Revealing mistake: During the fight between the two rival Chinese gangs, several of the men wearing black are thrown to the ground in separate shots at differing times. However, each time they land, the asphalt surface beneath them shakes visibly.

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Revealing mistake: After Lo Pan jumps over the truck, the dead soldier on the ground is replaced by a very obvious doll.

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Revealing mistake: When Lightning makes his appearance in the street fight scene, at the point where his 'lightning rod' impacts, we can see a badly covered explosive charge and ignition cable on the asphalt.

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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.

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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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Trivia: Kim Cattrall was surprised when she got to the set for the prison scene one morning, as no one told her she would be hogtied for the entire scene (in the story, it was due to a deleted scene when she made trouble for her guards). She endured it like a professional, occasionally having her gag removed so she could drink water. When asked by John Carpenter whether or not she was uncomfortable, she simply replied 'I've been in tighter situations than this!'

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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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