It’s all in the reflexes…
As part of our Kurt n’ Carpenter Triple Feature on Saturday, August 13 we’ll be having a special 30th Anniversary screening of John Carpenter‘s insanely fun and totally 80s martial arts action classic Big Trouble in Little China. Carpenter “muse” 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.