History Film / BigTroubleInLittleChina

27th Jul '16 12:00:40 PM Fighteer
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** The truth is, technically, Jack Burton is this despite appearing to be the protagonist. The actual story is about how Wang Chi rescues his fiancée from the evil sorcerer Lo Pan. Jack Burton's doing his own thing when the story falls into his lap.
21st Jul '16 3:32:53 PM BigJaredMonkey
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** The truth is, technically, Jack Burton is this despite appearing to be the protagonist. The actual story is about how Wang Chi rescues his fiancée from the evil sorcerer Lo Pan. Jack Burton's doing his own thing when the story falls into his lap.
14th Jul '16 1:33:52 PM book
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** Several dueling lines of dialogue are spoken twice during the film by different characters. The entire exchange about Jack's truck for example.
11th Jul '16 9:07:07 PM gjjones
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* {{Badass}}: Jack tries very hard to be a stereotypical American Hero, but his combat skills don't quite live up to his dialogue. Wang Chi is a more straightforwardly awesome martial artist, and the whole gang of heroes gets an upgrade in the final battle thanks to Egg Shen's potion.
11th Jul '16 9:06:42 PM gjjones
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18th Jun '16 12:42:10 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* AlmightyJanitor: To the public, Egg Shen is just a tour bus driver... who also happens to be a sorcerer capable of standing up to an immortal wizard.

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* AlmightyJanitor: To the public, Egg Shen is just a tour bus driver... who also happens to be a sorcerer capable of standing up to an immortal wizard. It's lampshaded when Wang points out Egg is actually quite rich (owning the entire city block) and just plays it up for the tourists.
18th Jun '16 12:40:17 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* AllAsiansKnowMartialArts: Wang, a restaurant owner, is an expert martial artist for some reason. On the other hand, his maitre d', Eddie, doesn't appear to have any such skill.

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* AllAsiansKnowMartialArts: Wang, a restaurant owner, is an expert martial artist for some reason. On the other hand, his maitre d', Eddie, doesn't appear to have any such skill. He can still brawl his way through standard mooks, of course.
4th Jun '16 4:09:20 PM morenohijazo
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* ForgottenFramingDevice: The film starts with one of its characters being interrogated by the police. He begins telling his story, which kicks off the action, but there's nothing at the end to explain how the cops got involved or why the character was detained for questioning. This scene came about from ExecutiveMeddling and was not something originally in the script or first cuts of the film, but added later.
2nd Jun '16 5:33:59 PM arsepoetica
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* BavarianFireDrill: Jack and Wang bluff their way into the Wing Kong Exchange building by pretending to be telephone repairmen who'd been called in to fix a problem. Jack hilariously carries around an unplugged table phone as part of his disguise.

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* BavarianFireDrill: Jack and Wang bluff their way into the Wing Kong Exchange building by pretending to be telephone repairmen who'd been called in to fix a problem. Jack hilariously carries around an unplugged table phone as part of his disguise. They even seem to be aware of how ridiculous their plan was. "I can't believe that worked."
2nd Jun '16 5:28:49 PM arsepoetica
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** "Jack, what? I'm supposed to buy this shit? Come on, I'm supposed to buy this shit? Come on, Dave, you've been around for ten thousand years and you still can't find one girl who will fit the bill? You must be doing something seriously wrong."

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** "Jack, what? I'm supposed to buy this shit? Come on, I'm supposed to buy this shit? Come on, Dave, you've been around for ten thousand years and you still can't find one girl who will fit the bill? You must be doing something seriously wrong."
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