Big Trouble in Little China


Film: Big Trouble in Little China
Director: John Carpenter
Producer: Larry J. Franco
Screenwriters: Gary Goldman, David Z. Weinstein
Adaptation: W. D. Richter
Starring: Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun
Music Composers: John Carpenter, Alan Howarth
Cinematographer: Dean Cundey
Editors: Steve Mirkovich, Mark Warner, Edward A. Warschilka
Production Companies: TAFT Entertainment Pictures, SLM Production Group
Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Release Date: July 1, 1986
Running Time: 99 minutes



Kurt Russell stars as Jack Burton, a big-talking, wisecracking truck driver who’s suddenly hurled into a wild adventure even he could never invent. At the root of it all is Lo Pan (James Hong), a 2,000 year old evil magician who rules an empire of spirits beneath San Francisco’s Chinatown. Doomed to a fleshless existence, he can only be saved by a green-eyed Asian beauty. When the fiancé (Suzee Pai) of Jack’s friend (Dennis Dun) is kidnapped by Lo Pan’s minions, Jack goes to the rescue. He finds himself dodging demons, grappling with goblins and facing baffling terrors like the Room of the Upside-Down Hell as he battles his way through the labyrinth of Lo Pan’s dark domain.