Jackie Chan in a scene from Battle Creek Brawl (also called The Big Brawl). One of Chan’s earliest international films, it was a box office failure.
Jackie Chan in a scene from Battle Creek Brawl (also called The Big Brawl). One of Chan’s earliest international films, it was a box office failure.

Jackie Chan in America: how The Cannonball Run and The Big Brawl, Hong Kong martial arts star’s early Hollywood movies, persuaded him to turn focus back to home

  • Battle Creek Brawl (also called The Big Brawl) has martial arts scenes that are neatly choreographed and showcase Chan’s skills, but it wasn’t a box office hit
  • Chan had a small role in The Cannonball Run, but the focus was on its star, Burt Reynolds. ‘I knew If I stayed in the US, my career would be finished,’ he said

Topic |   Asian cinema: Hong Kong film
Jackie Chan in a scene from Battle Creek Brawl (also called The Big Brawl). One of Chan’s earliest international films, it was a box office failure.
Jackie Chan in a scene from Battle Creek Brawl (also called The Big Brawl). One of Chan’s earliest international films, it was a box office failure.
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