The Big Brawl (Battle Creek Brawl)

1980

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.

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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.

Jul 31, 2006 | Full Review…

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

Jul 26, 2002 | Rating: 3/5

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

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½

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

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

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