Big Trouble In Little China Movie Behind The Scenes

Making Big Trouble In Little China

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Go behind the scenes on the 1986 Martial Arts movie starring Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun More Cast

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Though the outdoor sets look real, 90 of them were actually built on Fox sound stages, including Chinatown.
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The martial arts expert James Lew, who also plays one of the Chang Sing took part in choreographing the film's extraordinary stunts and fight scenes.
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Kurt Russell's performance in Big Trouble In Little China is apparently a homage to John Wayne.
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The scene where Jack Burton falls back into the wheel chair and rolls down a very long sloping hallway was actually done using forced perspective.

The hallway was perfectly level and the wheel chair was pulled backward on a track. Camera angles and creative set construction did the rest.
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Kim Cattrall would put in her green contacts at the very last minute, 15 minutes before shooting started, because they were very painful and it took 15 minutes for her eyes to stop watering and for her to be ready to shoot.

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Deleted Scenes

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Alternate Versions

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There was an alternate version with an added ending scene (found on the directors cut DVD) where at the very end, Kurt Russel, in his truck again, finds the 3 punks from the beginning of the movie sitting in their sports car by the docks. He then drives forward, smashing into their car and pushing it and them, into the sea. This ending was abandoned after test screening viewers thought it was "Too vengeful."
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The UK cinema version was passed as PG, with a cut made to Kurt Russell's line of 'F**k It!". The 15-rated video version restored the profanity, but was cut by 9 secs with edits made to the fight between the clans. The 2002 DVD release features the uncut version with all cuts waived by the BBFC.

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