In a nutshell:
All-American trucker Jack Burton unwittingly gets caught up in Chinatown’s mystical underworld while trying to rescue a green eyed girl.
They told Jack Burton to go to hell...and that's exactly where he's going!
'Ol’ Jack always says…what the hell?'
'I'm a reasonable guy. But, I've just experienced some very unreasonable things.'
'Just remember what ol' Jack Burton does when the earth quakes, and the poison arrows fall from the sky, and the pillars of Heaven shake. Yeah, Jack Burton just looks that big ol' storm right square in the eye and he says, "Give me your best shot, pal. I can take it."'
Jack Burton is your typical blue collar truck driver, who agrees to accompany friend Wang Chi to San Francisco International airport in order to pick up the latter’s green eyed girlfriend.
While at the airport, the green eyed girl is kidnapped by The Lords of Death with the intention of selling her as a sex slave in Chinatown.
Jack and Wang follow the street gang deep into the back alleys of Chinatown where they get caught amongst a battle between two ancient societies known as the “Chang Sing” and the “Wing Kong”.
While trying to escape via his beloved truck “The Pork Chop Express”, Jack runs over the sorcerer Lo Pan (James Hong). Lo Pan is unharmed by the truck and omits an intense glowing light from his mouth which temporarily blinds Jack, who escapes with the help of Wang.
Wang’s green eyed girlfriend has been kidnapped by Lo Pan himself in order to extinguish an age old curse that destines him to roam the earth in a ghost-like form until he marries a girl with a specific eye colour (can you guess?).
Determined to stop Lo Pan, Burton and Wang embark on a mission to rescue the latter’s girlfriend and recover the former’s truck.
With the help of lawyer Kim Catrell and an old magician moonlighting as a tour bus driver, Jack Burton and Wang Chi enter the Wing Kong Exchange where Magic, Martial Arts and Monsters ensue.
This is gonna take crackerjack timing!
Written by: Rory O'Donnell