Kali in the Movies: Big Trouble in Little China

Featured Arts:  Jeff Imada demonstrates sinawali with a balisong and a collapsible baton in the airport during the pivotal kidnap scene.  Many stuntmen in the film were students of Inosanto, and Dan Inosanto himself making an appearance during the fight scene in the storage room.


Overview:  Kurt Russell plays truck driver Jack Burton, who helps his friend Wang Chi (Dennis Dun) rescue Wang’s fiancee (Suzee Pai) from bandits in downtown San Francisco. They go into the mysterious underworld beneath Chinatown, where they face an ancient sorcerer named David Lo Pan.

Rating: 7.1 (of 10) – many people will enjoy this more than that but it gets a bit too cheesy in places… by design.


(Re-produced under fair-use and with credit)

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