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« on: August 16, 2004, 05:49:28 PM »

Love this movie, check it out if you haven't seen it.  Kurt Russel plays a John Wayne type to the hilt but without a clue to what is going on while his Chinese friend turns out to be the real hero, lol, its great for laughs. Sort of predates all the recent kungfu, samurai, and martial arts films.

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« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2004, 01:07:23 AM »

I agree. I think Big Trouble is hilarious with a great performance by Kurt Russell as blow-hard trucker Jack Burton. Good fight scenes as well.

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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2004, 03:41:55 PM »

 Cool BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA! excellent movie. John Carpenter originally envisioned it as a western but then modernised it. it's a true classic and probably the last good movie Carpenter directed.

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« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2004, 11:21:02 AM »

Tremendous fun, but not Carpenters finest hour. That honour goes to the Carpenter film with an excellent Morricone score.

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« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2004, 11:38:33 AM »

Very Cool, he was way ahead of the curve on appreciating post Bruce Hong Kong Kung Fu flicks.

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« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2006, 05:34:18 PM »

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This is a gem of a movie see it every time its on, another Kurt Russell I am a slob movie is the one with goldie Hawn where she gets amniesia falls off a ship and he takes her on as his wife to look after his nasty little brats, catch the scene where he cooks the kids tea its disgusting hahaha

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« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2006, 10:20:18 PM »

yea that one is a good one too

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« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2006, 02:17:38 AM »

I'm surprised... I know I love the film but i thought it was a guilty pleasure(it still is), i just didn't expect a lot of other people to love it... but i guess if it's gonna be anyway it's gonna be around here... haha, no offense, that is actually a compliment.

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« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2006, 09:11:04 AM »

Very entertaining film. The DVD comes with a great commentary with both Russell and Carpenter, almost as funny as the movie.

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« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2006, 08:36:53 PM »

Yea that commentary was good!

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« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2006, 12:01:45 AM »

Carpenter has stated that many of his films are patterned after westerns such as ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13, VAMPIRES and BIG TROUBLE.....BTW the movie bears little resemblance to"post Bruce Lee HK kung fu flicks"(Bruce films were not the first to get the ball rolling-Shaws classic KING BOXER aka 5 FINGERS OF DEATH was the first; Carpenter is aware of this fact as he mentions it on his commentary; all spag fans owe it to themselves to see this too as it is very spaghetti like and also stars Lo Lieh from STRANGER & THE GUNFIGHTER) and is more akin to the Wu Xia Pian films or Martial Chilvary movies that featured heroes and villains with somewhat superhuman powers and abilities. These films became VERY popular in the late 70s with the release of Shaws KILLER CLANS. This type of film was popular through the early 80s and was ressurrected in the 90s with the ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHINA series starring Jet Li but didn't receive mainstream attention(similar to the 70s boom here)until teh release of CROUCHING TIGER....

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« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2009, 11:05:35 AM »

Got the DVD as a present a few days ago, don't know what was I thinking not to buy it myself. Not very original but highly entertaining. One of those movies that are perfect for growing up watching them.

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I often asked myself whatever happened to Dennis Dun? He had a good roll from the late 80s to the early 90s with a couple entertaining flicks and became somewhat of a fans favorite, often playing this ''little cowardish but witty Oriental character'', and then he suddenly disappeared from the scene. I know he was in a few other things later, as says IMDB, but unfortunately (or not?) I haven't seen any of those.

(I'm not saying he was a great actor, but he had a unique charm and presence. I'm sure most people will agree with that.)

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« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2009, 11:24:20 AM »

Got the DVD as a present a few days ago, don't know what was I thinking not to buy it myself.
What the Hey?? The Blu-ray comes out this summer!

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« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2009, 04:28:33 PM »

Nah, I'll wait for the SHER.

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« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2009, 05:02:46 PM »

I had to edit this post from a couple years ago. This gets better with every view, such a fun movie.

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