Episode 72 : Big Trouble In Little China

A year of recording remotely prepared us for an epic battle of genre-bending proportions! Time to rediscover the creative genius behind the martial arts adventure, BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA!

**Discussions**
Reinventing the story’s origin, inspiration, uniqueness, significant rewrites, & John Carpenter’s influence; atypical heroes, martial arts integration & cultural sensitivity; special effects, set production, pacing, atmosphere & multi-layered tones; character strengths & cast breakdown; audience, marketing, release & second life of; the synth-driven score & film’s theme song.

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA (1986) // Kurt Russell, Dennis Dun, Kim Cattrall, James Hong, Victor Wong // Directed by John Carpenter.

 

***Picks of the Week***

—Lindsay’s Pick, POLICE ACADEMY (1984) // Steve Guttenberg, Kim Cattrall, Michael Winslow, Bubba Smith // Directed by Hugh Wilson.

—Justin’s Pick, USED CARS (1980) // Kurt Russell, Jack Warden, Gerrit Graham, Deborah Harmon // Directed by Robert Zemeckis.

***MurrayMoment***
Inspired by BIG TROUBLE’s constant dampness, we visit a rainy day save by Billy.

***Final Thoughts on BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA.***

Next Episode: DEAD PRESIDENTS (1995)!

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Hosts: Justin Johnson & Lindsay Reber // Music: Matt Pace // Announcer: Mary Timmel // Logo: Beau Shoulders

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