BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA
DIRECTOR: JOHN CARPENTER
CAST: KURT RUSSELL, KIM CATTRALL, DENNIS DUN
Hop on the Jack Burton Pork- Chop Express! Long before Hollywood descended on Hong Kong to cannibalize its cinema, director Carpenter was attuned to the vibrations coming across the Pacific, as evidenced in his cult classic which has local boy Dennis Dun and honky buddy Kurt Russell penetrating the catacombs of San Francisco’s Chinatown to take on supernatural overlord Lo Pan. Shades of Sax Rohmer, but the joke is on Russell’s outsider, doing his best John Wayne impersonation and playing the archetypal all- American blowhard.