Big Trouble in Little China (1986) Poster


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Big Trouble in Little China (1987) (Video Game)
Movie tie-in video game. The game has only one long level and it loosely adapts the scene from the movie in which the heroes trek through the sewer-like underworld underneath the city to reach the villain.


Dirty Harry (1971)
Egg mentions it.

Referenced in 

The Real Ghostbusters: Big Trouble with Little Slimer (1987) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Night Shadow (1989)
A poster for Big Trouble in Little China is shown on Tai's bedroom wall.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera vs. Gaos (1991) (TV Episode)
"Big trouble!" Joel: "In Little China"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Master Ninja I (1992) (TV Episode)
"There's a little trouble." Crow: "In Big China!"
Mortal Kombat (1992) (Video Game)
Raiden's appearance is based on the Lightning character
The Crow (1994)
when Tin-Tin throws a knife at Eric/The Crow he catchs it & then throws back at him (which kills him), that's pretty simliar to how Jack killed Lo Pan in Big Trouble in Little China
Blood (1997) (Video Game)
The videogame quotes the movie.
Guest House Paradiso (1999)
When the Italian boyfriend's face swells up before her unleashes the giant puke-ball
Fear Effect (2000) (Video Game)
Some plot elements.
Saturday Night Live: Renée Zellweger/Eve (2001) (TV Episode)
Title reference during Hardball
Evolution (2001)
The Chronicle: Here There Be Dragons (2001) (TV Episode)
James Hong (David Lo Pan) originated the character of David Lo Pan in "Big Trouble in Little China"
Command & Conquer: Yuri's Revenge (2001) (Video Game)
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy: Big Trouble in Billy's Basement/Christmas Con Carne/Tickle Me Mandy (2002) (TV Episode)
"Big Trouble in Billy's Basement" title reference
What's New, Scooby-Doo?: Big Appetite in Little Tokyo (2003) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
True Crime: Streets of LA (2003) (Video Game)
True Crime has a supernatural Chinese plot, and features voice work by James Hong, and so does BTiLC.
World of Warcraft (2004) (Video Game)
The Six Demon Bag is a trinket; its tooltip text says it "Blasts enemies with the power of wind, fire, that kind of thing!", quoting Egg Shen's description of the contents of his Six-Demon Bag in the film.
Big Trouble in Little China (2005) (Short)
Title reference
Robot Chicken: Toy Meets Girl (2005) (TV Episode)
Kurt Russell does some shopping for china.
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.70 (2005) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "This Means Trouble" category
Grindhouse (2007)
Jack Burton (Kurt Russel)'s Tanktop is hanging up in the bar during Death Proof
Death Proof (2007)
Jack Burton's tanktop is visible in the tavern
Balls of Fury (2007)
In the mid-credits scene, James Hong's character throws a knife. This is how his character in Big Trouble in Little China was killed.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Frank Sets Sweet Dee on Fire (2007) (TV Episode)
While in Chinatown, Mac and Charlie discuss the Storms attacking and mention Kurt Russell fighting them.
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Sizzling Shrimp (2007) (TV Episode)
James Hong's character in this episode is named Ben Lo Pan. Lo Pan was the name of his character in Big Trouble in Little China.
American Dad!: Big Trouble in Little Langley (2007) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Shoot the Hero (2010)
Mentioned by name
Escape from New Jersey (2010) (Short)
Jack Burton is featured in this film.
Post Mortem with Mick Garris: John Carpenter (2011) (TV Episode)
Carpenter talks about his film
A Cadaver Christmas (2011)
Jack Burton's tanktop is seen hanging in janitor's closet.
An Evening with My Comatose Mother (2011) (Short)
Dorothy is mentioned getting caught making out with "Jack Burton."
Duke Nukem Forever (2011) (Video Game)
Duke: "All in the reflexes"
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
James Hong's role mentioned
Ugly Americans: Wet Hot Demonic Summer (2011) (TV Episode)
Lo Pan is one of the wizards at the wizard meeting.
Welshy Reviews: Tremors (2011) (TV Episode)
Welshy jokingly insults this movie
Oliver Harper's Retrospectives and Reviews: Superman IV (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Oliver.
Act of Valor (2012)
mentioned in dialogue
Dead Weight (2012)
Charlie's atlas is called Burton's Road Maps.
Holliston: Camera Rental: Part 1 (2012) (TV Episode)
Adam refers to Trent as "David Lo Pan", the evil oriental bad guy in Big Trouble in Little China.
Jeopardy!: Episode #28.176 (2012) (TV Episode)
correct response in "'Big' Movie Quotes" category
Black Dynamite: Bullhorn Nights or Murder She Throats (2012) (TV Episode)
One of the porn spoof titles Ringo Mandingo is said to have been in by the announcer.
Sleeping Dogs (2012) (Video Game)
The Straw Hat is very similar to the hats worn by the 3 Storms in Big Trouble in Little China
Blood and Guts with Scott Ian: Walking Dead's Greg Nicotero Gores Scott Ian (2012) (TV Episode)
An oversized version of Lo Pan's multi-eyed spy creature is shown prominently displayed in the KNB shop.
Kung Fu and Titties (2013)
Mentioned by Marcel.
The Neighbors: I Believe I Can Drive (2013) (TV Episode)
Ms. Porsche calls Amber and Reggie Jackson, "Big Trouble and Little China."
Dean of Darkness with Dean Cundey (2013) (Video)
mentioned once
Machete Kills (2013)
Machete catches a cleaver & then throws it back at his attacker to kill him, Kurt Russell's character did the same thing in Big Trouble in Little China
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Alien³ (2013) (TV Episode)
A VHS tape of this movie was shown in the Cinemassacre's Monster Madness promo.
Storage Wars Canada: Big Cow Trouble in Little Ajax (2013) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Things You Never Noticed About Ghostbusters (2014) (TV Episode)
points out the pinball game in a scene from Ghostbusters
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls (2014) (Video Game)
Achievement titled "Big trouble in talking barrel"
Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Jack Burton from this movie mentioned as a influence on Casey Jones.
Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (2014) (Video Game)
One of the levels is titled "Big Trouble in Little Gotham."
Bob's Burgers: Adventures in Chinchilla-sitting (2015) (TV Episode)
One of the Trivia Answers
Workaholics: Trivia Pursuits (2015) (TV Episode)
Ders answers a film quiz question with "a Chinese girl with green eyes".
Countdown: Episode #72.50 (2015) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Tim.
Looking: Looking for Home (2015) (TV Episode)
Kevin says that the reason the doorbell is being rung better be important or there will be "big trouble in little China."
Dev-Guy (2015) (Video Game)
Miku asked Warren if he's ever seen the movie.
Video Buck: Carátulas engañosas (2015) (TV Episode)
poster shown
A Monkey Phase (2015) (Video)
Stockholm Noir (2015) (Video)
The sign that Mr Noir used is a homage to Big Trouble in Little China
Rick and Morty: Big Trouble in Little Sanchez (2015) (TV Episode)
Title spoofs this
Project X Zone 2 (2015) (Video Game)
Hotsuma: "New power struggles in the future, huh? Big trouble in little cyberspace."
The Graham Norton Show: Kurt Russell/Tina Fey/Josh Widdicombe/Sia (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Graham when introducing Kurt Russell
Steve Johnson Goes to Hell (2016) (Video)
Hawaii Five-0: Ka Pohaku Kihi Pa'a (2016) (TV Episode)
Odell Martin refers to Sang Min saying "Hey, Big Trouble in Little China, if you want my help..."
re:View: Tremors (2016) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Rush Hour: Familee Ties (2016) (TV Episode)
Carter asks if The Dragon can shoot lightning from his fingers. The Dragon is played by James Hong, who played Lo Pan, a character who was able to do such a thing.
Tony Story: Big Trouble in Little Facundo (2016) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Show Jana Krause: Episode dated 2 November 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Jan Kraus.
Half in the Bag: Doctor Strange (2016) (TV Episode)
Mike says watching Doctor Strange made him think of Big Trouble in Little China
Fiends on the Run (2017)
A VHS cover for this film is used to store cocaine
Raven's Home: Big Trouble in Little Apartment (2017) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Danger Mouse: Big Trouble In Little Clowntown (2017) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Cited by Taika Waititi as an influence.
Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 (2017) (Video Game)
Mission Name: Pig Trouble in Little Nueva York
Pray for Death: A John Carpenter Tribute at the Leona Gallery (2017)
The John Carpenter Film is Referenced as a work of art in the Leona Gallery
Honest Trailers: Jumanji (2017) (TV Episode)
Title seen in screenshot
The Last Sharknado: It's About Time (2018) (TV Movie)
"Big Trouble in Little China" is referenced in "The Last Sharknado" by name.
Family Guy: Big Trouble in Little Quahog (2018) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Code Name: Dynastud (2018)
"We're gonna need crackerjack timing."
Nostalgia Critic: The Search for Santa Paws (2018) (TV Episode)
Cinematic Excrement: Under the Cherry Moon (2019) (TV Episode)
Smeghead brings it up as a film released around the same time as Under the Cherry Moon.
The Boys: The Female of the Species (2019) (TV Episode)
The Chinatown noodle shop's name translates into Mandarin as "Uncle Egg's Noodle Shop". "Uncle Egg" The same symbols are found on Egg Shen's tour bus.

Featured in 

MythBusters: Mega Movie Myths (2006) (TV Episode)
They show clips from Big Trouble in Little China before putting the scene where a guy with a machine gun shoots a lock off a door to the test.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Taking of Pelham 123/Imagine That/Moon (2009) (TV Episode)
Al Leong Henching segment,
Bad Movie Beatdown: Gamer (2011) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Special Collector's Edition: Especial sonido (2011) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Oliver Harper's Retrospectives and Reviews: Superman IV (2011) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
CineMaverick TV: Episode #1.15 (2012) (TV Episode)
clip shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Hilarious Movie Deaths (2013) (TV Episode)
Anger Management is #7.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Fantasy Battles (2013) (TV Episode)
The Clash at Lo Pan's Wedding is #7.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Over the Top Villain Deaths (2013) (TV Episode)
The death of Thunder is #8.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Wizards (2014) (TV Episode)
David Lo pan gets an honorable mention.
Top 40 Ultimate Action Movies (2014) (TV Movie)
Number 33 in the Countdown
Cinemadonna: Shanghai Surprise (2014) (TV Episode)
clips shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 John Carpenter Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
Big Trouble in Little China is #5.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Cult Classics: Action (2014) (TV Episode)
Big Trouble in Little China is #10.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Gang Fights (2015) (TV Episode)
Chang Sing vs. Wing Kong is #7.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies to Watch While High (2015) (TV Episode)
Big Trouble in Little China is #7.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Funny Movie Character Names (2015) (TV Episode)
Egg Shen is #10.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Coolest Secret Movie Lairs (2015) (TV Episode)
Wing Kong Exchange is #4.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Evil Movie Wizards (2015) (TV Episode)
David Lo Pan gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Martial Arts Comedy Movies (2015) (TV Episode)
Big Trouble in Little China is #7.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Kurt Russell Performances (2016) (TV Episode)
Jack Burton is #3.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Henchmen (2016) (TV Episode)
Thunder, Rain & Lightning are #7.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Body Explosions in Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
Dishonorably Discharged is #5.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies Turning 30 in 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
Big Trouble in Little China gets an honorable mention.
Video Buck: Top 13: Imprescindibles de los 80 (2017) (TV Episode)
Top nº7
Scope (2017) (Video)
clips shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies That Flopped at the Box Office (2017) (TV Episode)
Big Trouble in Little China is #8.
Lost L.A.: Dream Factory (2017) (TV Episode)
Clip shown
Renegade Cut: Problematic or Woke??! - Big Trouble in Little China (2019) (TV Episode)
movie is discussed and analyzed
WatchMojo: Top 10 Bizarre Villain Deaths (2019) (TV Episode)
The death of Thunder is #1.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies That Shaped Video Games (2019) (TV Episode)
Big Trouble in Little China is #9.

Spoofed in 

Scary Movie 2 (2001)
Robot Chicken: Toy Meets Girl (2005) (TV Episode)
The characters of Jack Burton and Uncle Chu appear in a sketch.
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (2005) (Video Game)
A mission in GTA:LCS is named 'Big Rumble in Little China' parodying the name of this title.
Robot Chicken: Big Trouble in Little Clerks 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
Title mashup between this movie's title and "Clerks II"
Black Dynamite: Taxes and Death or Get Him to the Sunset Strip (2012) (TV Episode)
A Chinese gangster tells Richard Pryor he's "in big trouble with Little Chinatown Gang."
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: A Chinatown Ghost Story (2014) (TV Episode)
The character Ho Chan is a spoof of Lo Pan and is voiced by James Hong, the actor who played Lo Pan. His elemental warriors are also spoofed.
Family Guy: Big Trouble in Little Quahog (2018) (TV Episode)
Title spoof

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