Big Trouble In Little China Trivia
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Thanks to Zaw Lin MoeThe Mortal Kombat characters 'Raiden' and 'Shang Tsung' were based on the characters 'Lightning' and 'Lo Pan' from the film respectively according to Mortal Kombat creator David Boon.
Thanks to Jarkko MakkonenThe Three Storms in the movie may have been copied from the Japanese film "Shogun Assassin". Three killers "The Masters of Death" with similar huge straw hats appear in the film.
Thanks to rdnkgrl74The "reporter" friend of Gracie that gets chummy with Eddie starred on ABC's Grey's Anatomy as Meredith's famous mother Ellis Grey.
Rewind ArchiveDuring the sequence when Lightning is killed, animated lightning flays over the background, forming a Chinese symbol before vanishing. Sources have determined that the symbol stands for "Carpenter" - John Carpenter, the director of the film.
Thanks to LoverswithCassieDirector John Carpenter turns up uncredited as a Worker in Chinatown.
Thanks to olivierThe t-shirt Kurt Russell wears as Burton can be seen hanging in the bar behind the girls in Tarantino's movie "Deathproof"...
Thanks to Edward FongMartial artist James Lew played one of the rivals to the American team in "Best of the Best".
Thanks to Matthew JohnstonIt is often said that the script was originally written as the sequel to Buckaroo Banzai, but in fact it was not. The writer/director of Buckaroo Banzai (W.D. Richter) was brought in to help out with the script (which may account for much of its quirkiness), but the story itself was never going to be a sequel to Buckaroo Banzai. This is a common misconception which is cleared up in the Big Trouble commentary track.
Thanks to The Many People Who Wrote In With ThisKim Cattrall who plays Gracie Law, Jack's love interest in the film is now better known for playing "Samantha Jones" from the TV show "Sex and the city".
Thanks to MollyLightning may be the inspiration for Raiden in the Mortal Kombat games.
Rewind ArchiveIf you are wondering why Jack Burton spoke with that smooth 'cowboy drawl' throughout the movie? This is because Kurt Russell was apparently emulating John Wayne! It made him sound tougher!
Thanks to Phantom PlanetChinese/American actor Dennis Dun (who played Wang Chi) also starred with actor Gary Cole in a short-lived drama series entitled 'Midnight Caller.'
There's often fake stuff floating round, y'know? -Like the 'ghost boy' that can allegedly be seen in "Three Men And A Baby".
But, nothing bogus that we know yet for "Big Trouble In Little China".
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