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Big Trouble in Little China

Big Trouble in Little China
Big Trouble in Little China
Big Trouble in Little China
  • PG-13
  • 1h 39m
  • 1986
Certified Fresh75%
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A macho truck driver is plunged into a strange netherworld after his friend's fiancée is kidnapped by mysterious forces in San Francisco's Chinatown district.
© 1986 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh75%
Critics Consensus: Brimming with energy and packed with humor, Big Trouble in Little China distills kung fu B-movies as affectionately as it subverts them.
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Violent 1980s martial arts movie is a campy guilty pleasure.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Big Trouble in Little China is a campy 1980s martial arts cult favorite from director John Carpenter. There's lots of fighting and weapons, although no blood or gore, but a few graphic close-ups show bones breaking. Some of the fighting involves magical elements and mystical beings. The plot involves forced marriage as part of a magic ritual. A few monsters are gross and may frighten kids too young to see through the obvious costumes. Human-trafficking victims are shown in cages and tied up. An underwater scene shows rotting corpses and skeletons chained up, and chained skeletons line the walls of a room. A magic ritual involves piercing a woman's wrist with a large bone needle. A few drops of blood are shown and the villain briefly drinks blood from the wrist. Drugs are mentioned as part of gang activity. Sexy stuff is light, with a few passionate kisses and mentions of attraction; a woman's body in a teddy is seen front and back. Language includes "f--k," with "s--t" and its variations used many times, as are other curse words.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Positive Role Models
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Fantasy, Action, Comedy
  • Release Date:July 2, 1986
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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