Big Trouble in Little China

Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

Genres - Action-Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy  |   Sub-Genres - Martial Arts Film  |   Release Date - Jul 2, 1986  |   Run Time - 99 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - PG-13
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Big Trouble in Little China is a 1986 American fantasy action comedy film directed by John Carpenter. It stars Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun and James Hong. The film tells the story of Jack Burton, who helps his friend Wang Chi rescue Wang's green-eyed fiancee from bandits in San Francisco's Chinatown. They go into the mysterious underworld beneath Chinatown, where they face an ancient sorcerer named David Lo Pan. Although the original screenplay by first-time screenwriters Gary Goldman and David Z. Weinstein was envisioned as a Western set in the 1880s, screenwriter W. D. Richter was hired to rewrite the script extensively and modernize it. The studio hired Carpenter to direct the film and rushed Big Trouble in Little China into production so that it would be released before a similarly themed Eddie Murphy film, The Golden Child, which was slated to come out around the same time. The project fulfilled Carpenter's long-standing desire to make a martial arts film. The film was a commercial failure, grossing $11.1 million in North America, below its estimated $20 million budget. It received mixed reviews that left Carpenter disillusioned with Hollywood and influenced his decision to return to independent film-making. It has since become a cult classic, with an 83% average rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a steady audience on home video.

Movie Info

Budget

$25,000,000

Box Office

$11,100,577

Tags

1980s, Chinatown, Cult, Cult Film, Escape From New York, Indiana Jones, Kidnapping, Kung Fu, Magic, Martial Arts, Mercenary, Mind-Bending/Experimental, Mythology, Parody/Slapstick, San Francisco, Snake Plissken, Supernatural/Monsters, Truck Driver

Attributes

Filming Location: San Francisco
Narrative Location: Los Angeles, San Francisco

Alternate Titles

As Aventuras de Jack Burton nas Garras do Mandarim
PT
Big Trouble in Little China
AU, AT, CA, DE, NL, GB, US
De Avonturen van Jack Burton
BE
Dideli nemalonumai Mažojoje Kinijoje
LT
Ghost Hunters
JP
Golpe en la pequeña China
ES
Grosso guaio a Chinatown
IT
Hamos stin Chinatown
GR
Hvem springer kineserne for?
DK
John Carpenter's Big Trouble in Little China
US
Küçük çin'de büyük bela
TR
Les aventures de Jack Burton dans les griffes du mandarin
CA
Les aventures de Jack Burton dans les griffes du Mandarin
FR
Masacre en el Barrio Chino
MX
Nagy zűr kis Kínában
HU
Os Aventureiros do Bairro Proibido
BR
Rescate en el Barrio Chino
AR, CO, SV, MX, PE
Säpinää Chinatownissa
FI
Scandal în cartierul chinezesc
RO
Trassel i Chinatown
FI
Velika guzva u Kineskoj cetvrti
YU
Veľké problémy v Malej Číne
SK
Wielka draka w chińskiej dzielnicy
PL
Χαμός στην Τσάιναταουν
GR
Большой переполох в маленьком Китае
, RU
Велике невоље у малој Кини
RS
Великий переполох у малому Китаї
UA
Големи неприятности в китайския квартал
BG
Големи неприятности в Малкия Китай
BG
ゴースト・ハンターズ
JP
妖魔大鬧唐人街
TW