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BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA

1986 / 99min / 35mm

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.

Big Trouble in Little China is screening as part of the series Imaginary Chinatown. Click here for more info.