History Film / BigTroubleInLittleChina

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."
2nd Jun '16 5:27:34 PM arsepoetica
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**"What is that--don't tell me!"
**"What? What the hell will come out no more?"
**"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."
15th May '16 6:14:45 PM Kalaong
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* FantasyKitchenSink: Not a straight example, being a NewOldWest [[XMeetsY slash]] {{Wuxia}} fantasy flick, but it points out the reason that few martial arts films have consistent cosmologies;
-->'''Egg Shen''': Of course the Chinese mix everything up. Look at what we have to work with. There's Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoist alchemy and sorcery. We take what we want and leave the rest. Just like your salad bar.
9th May '16 8:21:49 PM SirSapphire
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* PairTheSpares: Jack attempts this by telling Margo that Eddie has a crush on her. It's mostly a ploy to keep both of them out of the way while he and Wang are StormingTheCastle, but Eddie give Margo a look that implies Jack isn't wrong.
28th Apr '16 10:32:38 PM PaulA
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* HowWeGotHere: The film opens with a lawyer asking Egg Shen to explain what exactly went down in Chinatown. Unusually for the trope, the film never returns to this scene, as it was tacked on by ExecutiveMeddling.

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* HowWeGotHere: The film opens with a lawyer asking Egg Shen to explain what exactly went down in Chinatown. Unusually for the trope, [[ForgottenFramingDevice the film never returns to this scene, scene]], as it was tacked on by ExecutiveMeddling.
29th Feb '16 8:34:05 AM Prfnoff
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Creator/KurtRussell is Jack Burton, a long-haul trucker with a penchant for making soliloquies over the CB. He's in UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco's [[FriendlyLocalChinatown Chinatown]] to meet his buddy Wang Chi (Dennis Dun) and pick up Wang's fiancee Miao Yin (Suzee Pai) from the airport, but EvilSorcerer David Lo Pan (James Hong) kidnaps her with the help of his Wing Kong street gang and the Three Storms.

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Creator/KurtRussell is Jack Burton, a long-haul trucker with a penchant for making soliloquies over the CB. He's in UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco's [[FriendlyLocalChinatown Chinatown]] to meet his buddy Wang Chi (Dennis Dun) and pick up Wang's fiancee Miao Yin (Suzee Pai) from the airport, but EvilSorcerer David Lo Pan (James Hong) (Creator/JamesHong) kidnaps her with the help of his Wing Kong street gang and the Three Storms.
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