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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Kurt Russell
Kim Cattrall
Dennis Dun
Victor Wong
Directors
John Carpenter
Screenwriters
Gary Goldman
David Z Weinstein
Running Time
100 minutes

Big Trouble In Little China
Colourful kung-fu fantasy from John Carpenter and Kurt Russell.


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Plot
Two-fisted meathead Jack Burton helps out his Chinese friend Wang Chi when Wang’s green-eyed fiancée is kdnapped, in rapid succession, by a San Francisco street gang, a band of martial artists and three evil spirits in the service of David Lo Pan, the two thousand-year-old godfather of Chinatown, who needs to marry or sacrifice the girl if he is to lift an ancient curse and rule the universe.


Verdict
It's easy to appreciate the movie's colour and vigour, even if it's difficult to know exactly what the heck is going on.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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