MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 963 this week

The Big Brawl (1980)

5.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.8/10 from 3,168 users  
Reviews: 30 user | 19 critic

A young Asian American martial artist is forced to participate in a brutal formal street-fight competition.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $3.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 07 Feb 2011
 
a list of 46 titles
created 17 Feb 2011
 
a list of 45 titles
created 22 Oct 2012
 
a list of 33 titles
created 27 Dec 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 26 Jul 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "The Big Brawl" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Big Brawl (1980)

The Big Brawl (1980) on IMDb 5.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Big Brawl.

User Polls

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A police informant sent a letter containing sensitive information on an illegal drug operation to his friend, Yi-Ching. While on vacation in Thailand, the informant is assassinated by the ... See full summary »

Director: Sammo Hung Kam-Bo
Stars: Sammo Hung Kam-Bo, Richard Ng, Eric Tsang
Project A (1983)
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Fighting against pirates in "old Hong Kong". Chinese costume drama with plenty of over-the-top tongue in cheek action and music.

Directors: Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung Kam-Bo
Stars: Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung Kam-Bo, Biao Yuen
Crime Story (1993)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A dark and handsome true-crime thriller about kidnapping and police corruption in Hong Kong. Once of Jackie Chan's most serious roles, but still overflowing with spectacular acrobatic ... See full summary »

Directors: Kirk Wong, Jackie Chan
Stars: Jackie Chan, Kent Cheng, Christine Ng
Twin Dragons (1992)
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Two twins are separated at birth, one becoming a streetwise mechanic and the other an acclaimed classical concert conductor. Finally meeting in adulthood they each become mistaken for the other and entangled in each other's world.

Directors: Ringo Lam, Hark Tsui
Stars: Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung, Teddy Robin Kwan
Project A 2 (1987)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Dragon is now transferred to be the police head of Sai Wan district, and has to contend with a gangster kingpin, anti-Manchu revolutionaries, some runaway pirates, Manchu Loyalists and a corrupt police superintendent.

Director: Jackie Chan
Stars: Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung, Rosamund Kwan
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Jackie witnesses his father's death by the skilled hands of a martial arts master with an unknown killing technique. Jackie vows to become a Shaolin monk and avenge his death (not very ... See full summary »

Director: Chi-Hwa Chen
Stars: Jackie Chan, Chung-Erh Lung, Kang Chin
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Young master Cao Le chases his pregnant girlfriend away from the family castle. He does it in order to save her from vicious bandits who are going to murder his family.

Director: Wei Lo
Stars: Jackie Chan, Hui Lou Chen, Ching Hsia Chiang
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A country boy becomes the head of a gang through the purchase of some lucky roses from an old lady. He and a singer at the gang's nightclub try to do a good deed for the old lady when her daughter comes to visit.

Director: Jackie Chan
Stars: Jackie Chan, Anita Mui, Ya-Lei Kuei
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Mei Xing He is a local hero, as known as "Killer Meteors", his secret weapon makes him invincible. However, when Hua Wu Bin, another powerful local character seeks his assistance, Mei Xing He will face the deadliest challenge of his life.

Director: Wei Lo
Stars: Jackie Chan, Yu Wang, Liu-li Lan
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A young man sets out to avenge his grandfather's death and prove his martial arts mastery.

Director: Wei Lo
Stars: Jackie Chan, Nora Miao, Ming Cheng Chang
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Jackie Chan is a boy who is used as a janitor at his kung-fu school. Jackie Chan can't fight and is always getting bullied by the teachers and pupils. One day an old man helps Jackie train ... See full summary »

Director: Woo-ping Yuen
Stars: Jackie Chan, Siu Tin Yuen, Jang Lee Hwang
Thunderbolt (1995)
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In order to release his kidnapped sister, sports car mechanic Jackie Chan has to beat a super-criminal street racer.

Director: Gordon Chan
Stars: Jackie Chan, Anita Yuen, Michael Wong
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Dominici
...
Nancy
...
Herbert
Ron Max ...
Leggetti
...
Morgan
...
Mae
Lenny Montana ...
John
Pat E. Johnson ...
Carl (as Pat Johnson)
Mary Ellen O'Neill ...
Dominici's Mother
...
Kiss
...
Kwan
...
Miss Wong
Peter Marc Jacobson ...
Jug (as Peter Marc)
Marcus K. Mukai ...
Robert (as Marcus Mukai)
Edit

Storyline

A Korean man seeks fame and fortune in 1930s America when he enters an all-comers martial arts competition despite the opposition of the Mob, his father and several imposing opponents. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A Martial Arts fight to the finish. Filmed in America by the producers of 'Enter the Dragon'.

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

18 August 1980 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Alle tiders kjempeslagsmål  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Jackie Chan's first English speaking role, learning all the dialogue by sound only. See more »

Goofs

As the camera changes front views of both Jackie and Kiss during the street crowd scene, two extras (a dark-haired woman in a checked suit and a bald man in a blue suit) are simultaneously located viewing the action behind both Jackie and Kiss. See more »

Connections

Featured in Jackie Chan: My Story (1998) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Much better than "RUSH HOUR"
29 July 1999 | by (CARDIFF, WALES) – See all my reviews

This is the acceptable face of Jackie Chan.Although there is some unsophisticated comedy here,gone is the ridiculously over the top grimacing and slapstick which mars even the best of his Hong Kong work. The action here is exciting and the latter fights are prolonged,much better than "RUSH HOUR" and its too short skirmishes. Jose Ferrer makes for quite a good villain and lends a touch of class to the proceedings,rest of cast is up to par although the leading lady leaves a lot to be desired. The brawls in the tournament are well choreographed and increase in intensity as the film progresses.Personally I do not think it matters if Chan does not oversee his own action scenes as he needs someone to reign in his excesses.He is not and never will be another Bruce Lee as he has no animal magnetism in his fight scenes so any action director who can make him look tougher can only be an advantage to his future Hollywood career.Robert Clouse tried to do that and that is why "THE BIG BRAWL" is Chan's best American movie so far.


4 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
UK version cut Antzy88
My Review of this Ridiculously Underrated Flick jayskitstar
Just an absurd scene the_dude6789
Mako Salute! laclone
Discuss The Big Brawl (1980) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?