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The Big Brawl (Battle Creek Brawl) (1980)

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After the death of Bruce Lee in 1973, writer/director Robert Clouse made several attempts to reproduce the success of his Enter the Dragon, which belatedly made Lee a household name in America. Clouse felt (with good reason) that Jackie Chan could be the next big martial arts star in America, and he crafted this feature with him in mind. Jerry Kwan (Chan) is a Korean immigrant trying to make good in Chicago in the 1930s. Work isn't easy to find for an Asian immigrant. Jerry is forced by Domenici (Jose Ferrer), a well-connected mobster, to represent him in a no-holds-barred, winner-take-all battle in Texas. But can Jerry handle the pressure? The Big Brawl was Jackie Chan's first starring role in an American film, but Chan wouldn't break through in the United States until the 1996 U.S. release of Rumble in the Bronx.
Rating:
R
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Comedy
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Golden Harvest Company

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Cast

Jackie Chan
as Jerry Kwan
José Ferrer
as Dominici
Mako
as Herbert
Ron Max
as Leggetti
David Sheiner
as Morgan
Mary Ellen O'Neill
as Dominici's Mother
Joycelyne Lew
as Miss Wong
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Critic Reviews for The Big Brawl (Battle Creek Brawl)

All Critics (6)

Has a lot of serious flaws, despite the presence of its great star.

Full Review… | July 31, 2006
Combustible Celluloid

Let's just say the title doesn't lie.

July 26, 2002
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Audience Reviews for The Big Brawl (Battle Creek Brawl)

Another failed attempt to make Chan an American superstar. However the movie is pretty good. Watch alongside Hill's Hard Times. Chan and Bronson really should have done a film together, that would've been the greatest movie ever made.

Christopher  Brown
Christopher Brown

Super Reviewer

Jackie's first American movie, co-starring Mako as his uncle. This is often overlooked, but it really was a pretty solid movie. In my opinion this is as good, if not better, than some of his more recent movies.

Justin Colburn
Justin Colburn
½

Average action-comedy of Jackie Chan's first Hollywood film.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

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