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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA (1986) is awesome

Kurt Russell is all swagger as trucker Jack Burton in this very entertaining action/comedy that has a little bit of everything: kung fu, magic, tough talking good guys, nasty bad guys, cool fights, people flying around, and some of the best quotes of any movie in history. Co-starring Kim Cattrall in one of her best roles as lawyer Gracie Law, who is like a magnet for trouble. Dennis Dun as Wang, Jack's best friend who happens to be one bad ass fighter, when he is not running his Chinese restaurant. And James Hong as the villainous Lo Pan, who is terrific. It's kind of hard to describe this movie since it has so much fantastic stuff going on. But trust me, it's awesome and entertaining as hell. A must see.
B+
Jack Burton: When some wild-eyed, eight-foot-tall maniac grabs your neck, taps the back of your favorite head up against the barroom wall, and he looks you crooked in the eye and he asks you if ya paid your dues, you just stare that big sucker right back in the eye, and you remember what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like that: "Have ya paid your dues, Jack?" "Yessir, the check is in the mail."










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