History Film / BigTroubleInLittleChina

6th May '17 4:22:39 AM Mario500
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* ActionSurvivor: Jack's not an action guy despite his macho facade, and by the end is simply glad to be out of there. Despite this he leans more toward the badass side of this trope. He is brave, sort of competent, and Wang constantly asking for his help implies Jack has a bit of a reputation as a tough guy. He's just out of his element when dealing with magic.

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* ActionSurvivor: Jack's not an action guy despite his macho facade, and by the end is simply glad to be out of there. Despite this he leans more toward the badass rough and tough side of this trope. He is brave, sort of competent, and Wang constantly asking for his help implies Jack has a bit of a reputation as a tough guy. He's just out of his element when dealing with magic.



* CatchPhrase: While he may not be a badass in the standard sense, Jack certainly has dialogue down pat.

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* CatchPhrase: While he may not be a badass rough and tough in the standard sense, Jack certainly has had the dialogue down pat.



* LipstickMark: After kissing Gracie for the first time, Jack hilariously spends a scene or two with stained red lips. He even delivers some badass dialogue - and kills the BigBad - completely unaware of how silly he looks. (Gracie does try to tell him before he confronts Thunder, but Jack ignores her).

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* LipstickMark: After kissing Gracie for the first time, Jack hilariously spends a scene or two with stained red lips. He even delivers some badass rough and tough dialogue - and kills the BigBad - completely unaware of how silly he looks. (Gracie does try to tell him before he confronts Thunder, but Jack ignores her).



* MookLieutenant: One unnamed Wing Kung member (credited as "Hatchet Man", played by Al Leong) acts as the gang's leader, and is also shown [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking kicking more ass]].

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* MookLieutenant: One unnamed Wing Kung member (credited as "Hatchet Man", played by Al Leong) acts as the gang's leader, and is also shown [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking kicking more ass]].fighting]].



* PreAsskickingOneLiner: There's a RunningGag throughout the movie of Jack delivering a pre-battle boast and then [[SubvertedTrope getting his ass handed to him]].

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* PreAsskickingOneLiner: There's a RunningGag throughout the movie of Jack delivering a pre-battle boast and then [[SubvertedTrope getting his ass handed to him]].hauled off]].



* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Jack's a macho, all-American badass (or so he thinks), while Wang is a dutiful store owner, dizzy with excitement to meet his Chinese betrothed after many years apart, and tends to be more emotional. [[SubvertedTrope Jack's machismo is mainly for show, however, while Wang's the real badass.]]

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* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Jack's a macho, all-American badass kind of a person (or so he thinks), while Wang is a dutiful store owner, dizzy with excitement to meet his Chinese betrothed after many years apart, and tends to be more emotional. [[SubvertedTrope Jack's machismo is mainly for show, however, while Wang's the real badass.macho one.]]



'''Jack:''' ''WHAT?!'' Huh? ''WHAT'' will come out no more?!

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'''Jack:''' ''WHAT?!'' ''What?!'' Huh? ''WHAT'' ''What'' will come out no more?!
26th Apr '17 6:09:00 PM JakesBrain
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** "What? What the hell will come out no more?"
** "Jack, what? 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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** "What? What the hell "It will come out no more?"
more!" "''What?!'' Huh? ''What'' will come out no more?!"
** "Jack, "'Jack' what? 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."
21st Mar '17 12:41:19 AM Kalaong
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-->'''Wang''': Chinese hear these things when we're kids. Then we grow up... and pretend not to believe them. No horseshit, Jack. I don't blame you. I'm Chinese, and I don't even want to believe it. But it's for real... sorcery, Chinese black magic.
25th Feb '17 5:34:42 AM SeptimusHeap
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* CommonEyeColors: Lo Pan has to marry and then sacrifice a woman with green eyes to become whole again. The thing is, he at first thinks he needs to sacrifice a ''Chinese'' woman, and (Han) Chinese people having green eyes is extremely rare if not impossible.


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* MeaningfulAppearance: Lo Pan has to marry and then sacrifice a woman with green eyes to become whole again. The thing is, he at first thinks he needs to sacrifice a ''Chinese'' woman, and (Han) Chinese people having green eyes is extremely rare if not impossible.
28th Jan '17 6:31:06 PM AzureOwl
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* AwesomeButImpractical: Lightning's lightning bolts are extremely powerful and impressive, but very inaccurate. He hardly ever hits what he aims at on the first try.
10th Jan '17 8:05:17 PM SirSapphire
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* BetaCouple: Margo and Eddie spend a fair chunk of the film [[ShipperOnDeck shipping]] Jack and Gracie, which naturally leads to them hooking up themselves.

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* BetaCouple: Margo and Eddie spend a fair chunk of the film [[ShipperOnDeck shipping]] Jack and Gracie, which naturally leads to them hooking up themselves. Ironic because Jack himself ends up shipping Margo and Eddie to keep them out of the way and safe while He and Wang are StormingTheCastle.
18th Sep '16 7:38:02 AM thebreak
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* BloodlessCarnage: Folks get shot, slashed, stabbed and devoured, yet the only drop of blood is seen when Lo Pan jabs his finger with a needle.



* 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.

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* ForgottenFramingDevice: The film starts with one of its characters being interrogated interviewed by the police.a lawyer. 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.
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.
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