Big Trouble In Little China (1986)

Rating: ****
Director: John Carpenter
Music: John Carpenter
Special Effects: Richard Edlund
Cast: Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, Victor Wong, Dennis Dun, James Hong, Carter Wong, Al Leong, James Lew, Jeff Imada

John Carpenter's masterpiece tale of Chinese black magic, demons and warriors, ancient Chinese feuds, and the loud mouthed American trucker, Jack Burton (Kurt Russell), who gets caught up in the middle of a mess he can't understand. All hell breaks loose when some Chinatown punks kidnap Wang Chi's (Dennis Dun) fiancée from the airport. The evil godfather of Little China, David Lo Pan (James Hong) wants the girl for himself because she is the woman who can break the horrible curse he has endured over the last 2000 years. Together, Jack, Wang, tour bus driver Egg Shin (Victor Wong), and lawyer Gracie Law (Kim Cattrall) lead an attack againt Lo Pan to get Wang's fiancée back and get a lot more than they bargained for. Kurt Russell's portrayal of Jack Burton is pure genius and Kim Cattrall has never looked lovlier. Great performances by everyone, awesome fighting, superb special effects, a fascinating story, and fun characters with clever dialog make this film an unforgetable treat.