“It’s all in the reflexes…”
Since summer is the absolute perfect time to make time for a movie-filled double bill date night kind of night, we thought it made perfect sense to pair two classic titles featuring films from one of favourite real-life romantic couples, Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn. As part of our Kurt n’ Goldie Date Night Double Feature on Thursday, August 10, we’ll be screening both Garry Marshall‘s OVERBOARD and John Carpenter‘s insanely fun and totally 80s martial arts-filled action fantasy BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA.
Carpenter’s “muse” (they’ve made more than a few films together!) Kurt Russell stars as all-American trucker Jack Burton, who agrees to take his friend Wang Chi on a trip to the airport to pick up his beautiful, green-eyed fiancee – but along the way finds himself involved in a crazy, supernatural ancient Chinese battle that pits the forces of good against evil. Russell really shines here as an (almost) over-the-top, lovably macho leading man with a penchant for cartoonish dialogue; between his scene-stealing performance and the glorious levels of movie craziness on screen, Big Trouble in Little China still feels like a cross between a B-movie and a comic book – in the best way possible. Also starring Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun and James Hong.
“Brimming with energy and packed with humor, BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA distills kung fu B-movies as affectionately as it subverts them.” – Rotten Tomatoes
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA (John Carpenter, 1986 / 99 mins / PG) An All-American trucker gets dragged into a centuries-old mystical battle in Chinatown.