Big Trouble in Little China
Big Trouble in Little China (also known as John Carpenter's Big Trouble in Little China) is a 1986 American fantasy martial arts comedy film directed by John Carpenter and starring Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun and James Hong. The film tells the story of Jack Burton, who helps his friend Wang Chi rescue Wang's green-eyed fiancée from bandits in San Francisco's Chinatown. They go into the mysterious underworld beneath Chinatown, where they face an ancient sorcerer named David Lo Pan, who requires a woman with green eyes to marry him in order to release him from a centuries-old curse.
Big-talking rough-and-tumble truck driver Jack Burton wins a bet with his restaurant owner friend Wang Chi. To make sure he follows through on payment, Jack accompanies him to the airport to pick up Wang's Chinese fiancée Miao Yin. A Chinese street gang, the Lords of Death, tries to kidnap another Chinese girl at the airport, who is being met by her friend Gracie Law, intending to sell her as a sex slave. After Jack intervenes, they take Miao Yin instead.
|author||Gary Goldman W. D. Richter|
|contentLocation||Los Angeles San Francisco|
|genre||action comedy fantasy|
|keywords||ancient curse ancient knowledge break in buddha statue capture ceiling chinese girl curse great war holding cell horrify incorporeality lightning making of old man pick up qin shi huang rescue restaurant owner sex slave street gang sword duel tie up track down truck truck driver wedding ceremony|
|producer||Larry J. Franco|
|productionCompany||20th Century Fox AFI Catalog of Feature Films|
|publisher||20th Century Fox|
|theme||action comedy fantasy-comedy kung fu martial arts|