BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA (1986 U.S.) D: JOHN CARPENTER W: GARY GOLDMAN/DAVID Z. WEINSTEIN/W.D. RICHTER P: LARRY J. FRANCO
Kurt Russell (chanelling John Wayne in a typical macho Carpenter role) is a truck driver who gets involved in a magical adventure in San Francisco`s Chinatown after a friend`s green-eyed finacee (Suzee Pai) is kidnapped by ancient sorceror James Hong. This tall tale involving magic, martial arts and monsters (including a floating brain) is told in flashback by Victor Wong. It`s kinda fun, but doesn`t really come close to many Hong Kong fantasy movies (which it steals ideas from). Carter Wong (BORN INVINCIBLE) features prominently, and expands and explodes. With Kim Cattrall, Cary Hiroyuki Tagawa, Jerry Hardin, James Lew, George Cheung, Gerald Okamura and Carpenter. Steve Johnson provided FX, and Conan Lee was a stuntman.

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