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Rating: stars


northbrook public library

Seen 5 times

Seen on: 01/22/2020, 02/19/2018, 12/11/2016, 07/10/2012, 03/10/2007 (rewatch)

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Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

Directed by John Carpenter

Action | Comedy | Fantasy

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When trucker Jack Burton agreed to take his friend, Wang Chi, to pick up his fiancee at the airport, he never expected to get involved in a supernatural battle between good and evil. Wang’s fiancee has emerald green eyes, which make her a perfect target for immortal sorcerer Lo Pan and his three invincible cronies. Lo Pan must marry a girl with green eyes so he can regain his physical form.

Rated PG-13 | Length 99 minutes


Kim Cattrall | Kurt Russell | Bill M. Ryusaki | Dennis Dun | Victor Wong | John Carpenter | George Cheung | Kate Burton | James Hong | James Pax | Al Leong | Brian Imada | Jerry Hardin | James Lew | Craig Ng | Peter Kwong | Gerald Okamura | June Kyoto Lu | Rummel Mor | Jim Lau | Donald Li | Jeff Imada | Carter Wong | Min Luong | Noble Craig | Suzee Pai | Chao Li Chi | Eric Lee | Dan Inosanto | Lia Chang | Noel Toy | Kenny Endoso | Stuart Quan | Jade Go | Gary Toy | Jimmy Jue | Danny Kwan | Paul Lee | Willie Wong | Yukio G. Collins | Nathan Jung | Vernon Rieta | Daniel Wong | Daniel Eric Lee | Diana Tanaka | Donna L. Noguschi | Shinko Isobe

Viewing Notes

Great to see this on the big screen again and bar none the OLDEST AUDIENCE IVE EXPERIENCED FOR THIS MOVIE. I honestly think they wheel these folks over from the retirement / assisted living homes nearby. And now the library is basically catering to them realizing they are the only ones who come to the classic film series so today they shot off Blu-ray and turned on the closed captions. Really wild to see those on the big screen.

I don’t think they bother showing DCP or 35mm any longer, which is rather sad given the excellent theater they built inside the library fully equipped with a 35mm projected and laser projector.

There was a Q&A discussion with one of the programmers afterwards. Most of it was basic stuff with factoids about Carpenter and Kurt Russell and the few remaining attendees throwing out stuff. This guy is a big Carpenter fan but really didn’t have a handle on Russell’s career outside the films he made with JC (hasn’t seen most of the other titles that folks mentioned). Thought that was strange but whateves. I was just happy they screened something like this to that crowd, many who had never seen it before.


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