Wednesday, December 21, 2016
12/18/16 Episode 28: The Big Brawl (1980)
Listen to Let's Watch A Full-Length Movie on YouTube and watch Battle Creek Brawl aka The Big Brawl, embedded above, at the same time. Start with the podcast. Click here to launch podcast in a separate browser.
Once upon a time in America - the 1930s, say, even though it seems like the 1890s or present day at times - a young man gets forced to compete in a savage pier-side rollerskating race. Afterwards, he must fight in the Battle Creek Brawl. Maybe it's the Brawl Creek Battle, doesn't matter, all I can say is, it was a Big Brawl.
That's the plot to Jackie Chan's first American movie. It bombed. Comedian Hatch saw it in the theaters back in the ninth grade and points out to host Mike Spiegelman how Jackie had to act like Bruce Lee. Young Jackie would rather goof off and do theatrical stunts. Thanks, Jackie!
No outtakes during the end credits, so I guess nobody got hurt!