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 action-comedy film directed by John Carpenter and starring Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun and James Hong. The film tells the story of truck driver Jack Burton (Russell), who helps his friend Wang Chi (Dun) 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 (Hong), who requires a woman with green eyes to marry him in order to be released from a centuries-old curse.
Truck driver Jack Burton wins a bet with his 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, where a Chinese-American street gang, the Lords of Death, tries to kidnap another Chinese girl. She is being met by her friend Gracie Law. 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 chinese girl curse horrify incorporeality lightning old man orangutan pick up qin shi huang street gang sword duel tie up track down truck driver wed|
|producer||Larry J. Franco|
|productionCompany||20th Century Fox AFI Catalog of Feature Films|
|publisher||20th Century Fox|
|theme||action comedy kung fu martial arts|