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

Director:

Robert Clouse

Writers:

Robert Clouse (screenplay), Robert Clouse (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Chan ... Jerry Kwan
José Ferrer ... Dominici
Kristine DeBell ... Nancy (as Kristine De Bell)
Mako ... Herbert
Ron Max Ron Max ... Leggetti
David Sheiner ... Morgan
Rosalind Chao ... Mae
Lenny Montana ... John
Pat E. Johnson ... Carl (as Pat Johnson)
Mary Ellen O'Neill Mary Ellen O'Neill ... Dominici's Mother
H.B. Haggerty ... Kiss
Chao Li Chi ... Kwan (as Chao-Li Chi)
Joycelyne Lew ... Miss Wong
Peter Marc Jacobson Peter Marc Jacobson ... Jug (as Peter Marc)
Marcus K. Mukai Marcus K. Mukai ... Robert (as Marcus Mukai)
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A young Asian-American martial artist is forced to participate in a brutal formal street-fighting competition.

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

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

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Trivia

Set primarily in Chicago, IL, in the 1930s (although it was shot in San Antonio, TX). See more »

Goofs

Though the film is set in the 1930's, modern railroad freight cars not introduced until the 1970's are seen behind Jackie early into the film. See more »

Alternate Versions

For its original UK theatrical release the film was cut by the BBFC for a 'AA' certificate to remove groin kicks, a neck break and a double ear clap. The video and all later releases including the DVD (retitled "Battle Creek Brawl") have replicated the cut to the ear clap. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Superhuman Everyman: Edgar Wright on Jackie Chan (2019) See more »

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Jackies first slice of American Pie!
24 May 2002 | by thereal0ggySee all my reviews

Well, I finally got to see it...mmmm I thought, not too bad..seeing as he didnt know much english at the time, and was well restricted by the American Film industry machine!. His Fight scenes were watered down and slow by all normal 'Jackie' standards but that apart,there are some great comic moments and Jackie wins through. He Radiates innocent charm and even manages to Rollerscate with gusto, although Im not too sure about the historical acuracy of some of the costumes..this was supposed to have been 1930s USA and Im sure spandex wasnt invented then!One interresting note for real 'died in the wool' Jackie fans , is the continued theme of the Lazy but tallented boy being trained in wierd and some would say inhumane ways by a 'sifu','master','uncle!'...amazing how this sort of idea managed to cross the pacific with him!.All in all a pleasent movie, although I can understand why Jackie was both Disappointed and Angry at the outcome at least it spurred him on to make greater and greater movies in HK.


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Country:

USA | Hong Kong

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 August 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Battle Creek Brawl See more »

Filming Locations:

Floresville, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,108,025, 1 September 1980

Gross USA:

$8,527,743

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,527,743
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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