Big Trouble in Little China


1h 39m 1986

Brief Synopsis

All-American truck driver Jack Burton must help his friend, Wang Chi, rescue his green-eyed girlfriend from bandits in San Francisco's Chinatown. In order to save her, the two men must go into the mysterious underworld beneath Chinatown, where they battle kung-fu masters and face a 2000-year-old ancient sorcerer named Lo Pan who mercilessly presides over an empire of spirits.

Film Details

Genre
Comedy
Action
Adventure
Fantasy
Release Date
1986
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 39m

Synopsis

All-American truck driver Jack Burton must help his friend, Wang Chi, rescue his green-eyed girlfriend from bandits in San Francisco's Chinatown. In order to save her, the two men must go into the mysterious underworld beneath Chinatown, where they battle kung-fu masters and face a 2000-year-old ancient sorcerer named Lo Pan who mercilessly presides over an empire of spirits.

Crew

Kelly Akai

Stunts

Sue Albert

Production Assistant

Stanley Amborn

Special Effects Assistant

T K Anthony

Stunts

Christine Baer

Other

Keith Barish

Executive Producer

Don Bassman

Sound

Mat Beck

Camera Operator

Matt Earl Beesley

Assistant Director

Tom Bergman

Stunts

Peter Berman

Assistant Camera Operator

Brent Boates

Production

Simone Boisseree

Stunts

Linda Brachman

Production Consultant

Dale R Brady

Production

Janet Brady

Stunts

Joseph Brennan

Boom Operator

Kevin Brennan

Production

Clyde E Bryan

Assistant Camera Operator

Theresa Burkett

Production

John Ross Bush

Location Manager

Randy Cabral

Special Effects

David Cadiente

Stunts

Allen Cappuccilli

Assistant

Ronald Cardarelli

Key Grip

Roberto Carlos

Production

John Carpenter

Song

John Carpenter

Music

Craig Caton-largent

Production

Thomas Causey

Sound

Glen Chaika

Animator

Ken Chase

Makeup Supervisor

Phil Chong

Stunts

Chuck Clarke

Stunts

Kevin F Cleary

Sound

Jack Cooperman

Special Effects

Kim-kasey Costello

Assistant

Richard L Cowitt

Property Master Assistant

Charles Cowles

Photography

Margaret Craig-chang

Effects Assistant

Bob K Cummings

Stunts

Dean Cundey

Director Of Photography

Dan Curry

Titles

Theresa Curtin

Assistant

Jim M Davis

Foreman

Larry Dean Davis

Assistant Camera Operator

Debbi A Davison

Stunts

Ken Diaz

Production

John Donnelly

Best Boy

Eddy Donno

Stunts

Monika Dorfman-lightstone

Sound Effects Editor

Dean Drabin

Foley

Martin Dreffke

Sound Effects Editor

Ken Dudderar

Other

Steven S Duncan

Transportation Captain

Craig Edgar

Set Designer

Richard Edlund

Visual Effects

George Endoso

Stunts

Kenny Endoso

Stunt Coordinator

David Evans

Property Master Assistant

Robert Eyslee

Gaffer

David A Fechtor

Sound Effects Editor

Alex Felix

Production

Ed Felix

Production

April Ferry

Costume Designer

Eric Fiedler

Other

Paulette C. Fine

Production Accountant

Jim Fredburg

Special Effects Foreman

Ken Fritz

Stunts

Nancy Froelich

Assistant Editor

Eddie Garcia

Production

Deborah Gaydos

Effects Assistant

Mark Giardino

Stunts

Les Gobruegge

Art Director

Gary Goldman

Screenplay

Gary Goldman

From Story

Dr. Morton K Greenspoon

Special Effects

Oda Groeschel

Costumes

Scott Grusin

Music Editor

Bob Hagans

Color Timer

Mary Sutton Hallmann

Production Coordinator

Alan Harding

Photography

William Hartman

Sound Effects

Kent Hays

Stunts

Gary Hecker

Foley Artist

James Herbert

Unit Production Manager

J Barry Herron

Special Effects

Rebecca Heskes

Animator

Sandra Holden

Other

Laja Holland

Sound Effects Editor

Renee Holt

Effects Assistant

Jeffrey Howard

Animator

Alan Howarth

Music

Pieter Hubbard

Sound Effects Editor

Daniel Hutten

Special Effects

David Ice

Sound Effects Editor

Jeff Imada

Stunts

Robert Itaya

Stunts

David Jansen

Apprentice

Jerry Jeffress

Other

Lenny Jennings

Sound Effects Editor

George Jenson

Art Director

Kent Johnson

Property Master

Steve Johnson

Other

David Jonas

Production

Eddie Jones

Other

Jim Kagel

Production

Susan V Kalinowski

Hair

Denise Kellogg

Stunts

Dave Kelsey

Other

Gary B Kibbe

Camera Operator

Makio Kida

Production

Sandy King

Script Supervisor

Harry Kohoyda

Production Accountant

J W Kompare

Assistant Editor

Brad Kuehn

Other

Daniel Kwan

Other

George Lafountaine

Best Boy

John Lattanzio

Construction Coordinator

Jim Lau

Associate Producer

Jim Lau

Consultant

Conan Lee

Stunts

Lynda Lemon

Production Coordinator

James Lew

Choreographer

James Lew

Associate Producer

Robin Leyden

Other

Eric Lindemann

Sound Effects Editor

John J. Lloyd

Production Designer

Paul H Lopez

Costumes

Gary Macheel

Sound

Ron Macinnes

Production

Mauro Maressa

Animator

Thomas Marshall

Best Boy

Mary Mason

Other

George E Mather

Production Supervisor

David Matherly

Production

Mark Matthews

Other

Gary Mclarty

Stunts

Joanna Merlin

Casting

Dennis Michelson

Editor

Anthony R Milch

Digital Effects Supervisor

Anthony R Milch

Sound Editor

Virgil Mirano

Visual Effects

Steve Mirkovich

Editor

Ginger K Miyazaki

Stunts

Paul Monash

Executive Producer

Ronald B Moore

Consultant

Richard Morgan

Foreman

Thaine Morris

Special Effects Foreman

Michele Neely

Costumes

Bill Neil

Director Of Photography

George R. Nelson

Set Decorator

James Nelson

Technical Advisor

Jim Nickerson

Stunts

Sherri Nickerson

Stunts

Lesa Nielsen

Production

Beth Nufer

Stunts

Roberto Olivas

Production

Richard Overton

Sound

Glad Pickering

Adr Editor

Steve Poster

Director Of Photography

Pamela Rack Guest

Casting Associate

Steven Ramirez

Assistant Editor

Samuel Recinos

Animator

Peggy Regan

Animator

Robert Renga

Sound

Pat Repola

Visual Effects

Steve Rice

Adr Editor

W.d. Richter

Screenplay

Artist Robinson

Production Consultant

Mindy Rothstein

Other

Richard Ruiz

Visual Effects

Bill Saito

Stunts

Hank Salerno

Adr Editor

Hal Sanders

Sound Effects Editor

Steve Santo

Stunts

Bob Scaife

Construction Coordinator

Ken Scaife

Foreman

Dana Miller Schornstein

Production Assistant

John Schreiber

Production Assistant

Steven Schwartz

Set Designer

Dennis R. Scott

Stunts

John Shannon

Photography

Steve Shkolnik

Location Manager

Hayward Soo Hoo

Stunts

Raymond Stella

Camera Operator

Alicia M Stevenson

Foley Artist

Wayne Strong

Production

Leland Sun

Stunts

Steve Tate

Assistant Camera Operator

Annick Therrien

Animation Supervisor

Joe A Tornatore

Stunts

Eusebio Torres

Effects Assistant

Joe Unsinn

Special Effects Coordinator

Patrick Van Auken

Grip

Paul Van Camp

Other

Darcey Vebber

Boom Operator

Edward S Verreaux

Production

John Villarino

Foreman

Eddie Lee Voelker

Transportation Coordinator

Film Details

Genre
Comedy
Action
Adventure
Fantasy
Release Date
1986
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 39m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer July 2, 1986

Began shooting October 7, 1985.

Completed shooting January 1986.

Released in United States Summer July 2, 1986