Big Trouble In Little China
10:45pm - Friday, Sep 17, 2021
"It’s all in the reflexes…"
The Rio Theatre's Friday Late Night Movie series continues on September 17 with John Carpenter's insanely fun and totally 80s martial arts-filled action fantasy BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA.
Carpenter's "muse" (they've made more than a few films together!) Kurt Russell stars as all-American trucker Jack Burton, who agrees to take his friend Wang Chi on a trip to the airport to pick up his beautiful, green-eyed fiancee - but along the way finds himself involved in a crazy, supernatural ancient Chinese battle that pits the forces of good against evil. Russell really shines here as an (almost) over-the-top, lovably macho leading man with a penchant for cartoonish dialogue; between his scene-stealing performance and the glorious levels of movie craziness on screen, Big Trouble in Little China still feels like a cross between a B-movie and a comic book - in the best way possible. Also starring Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun and James Hong.
"Brimming with energy and packed with humor, BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA distills kung fu B-movies as affectionately as it subverts them." (Rotten Tomatoes)
Friday, September 17
Doors 10:15 pm | Movie 10:45 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $15 | $15 at the door
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA (John Carpenter, 1986 / 99 mins / PG) An All-American trucker gets dragged into a centuries-old mystical battle in Chinatown.
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