Big Trouble In Little China

"Give me your best shot, pal. I can take it."Jack Burton

"Give me your best shot, pal. I can take it."Jack Burton

☆ Classic 


Big Trouble in Little China (1986) a big budget, campy, tongue in cheek homage to martial arts and slapstick comedies.


Directed By John Carpenter.


Starring Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall and Dennis Dun among many others.

I have to admit this film is one of my favorite guilty pleasures views. What I love about this film is that Kurt's characters is really the sidekick for Dennis' character. Dun's character allows Russell's character to think he is the hero of every situation. I've got to hand it to Kurt for pulling off one of the most difficult characterization scenarios by playing a John Wayne meets Indiana Jones macho-man character as a bubbling, ego maniac second fiddle, who upstages everyone in every scene to hilarious results.  I never knew where Russell would take a scene. Extra credit needs to go to John for not only casting Russell, but allowing him the comedic freedom to explore the outer limits of physical comedy. Another high point of the film is the visual effects and the amazing sets throughout the film.

According to Carpenter the scene below is part of a larger scene that was added to appease the studio heads who wanted to explain Jack's character to the audience. I love the boisterous voice and body language Kurt conveys while dressed in female silk pajamas. Reminds me of Cary Grant in female silk pajamas desperately trying to stay calm while a wild leopard is roaming freely in Bringing Up Baby.



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Trivia -  Kurt Russell wears the same outfit he wore in Used Cars in the scene where he is attempting to infiltrate the brothel.



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