I'm sure that you will agree with me when I say that some people just love to have a fight. Boxers. Martial Artists. Mothers. Politicians. Angry People. Office Workers. And that ugly looking sod with a dog that lives at the end of my street. Though there are other people that don't like a wham-bam-bam either. Such as Director: Robert Clouse; and Actors: Jackie Chan, Kristine DeBell, Mako, and José Ferrer. Especially for 95-minute in 1990.
Battle Creek Brawl
Bruce Lee's movies [click on link for his section]. (3) Jackie learnt most of his dialogue on this project by sound alone. He didn't know what he was saying most of the time. (4) 'The Brawl' premiered on the 29th of August, 1980, and it grossed $8,527,743 US dollars. (5) Jackie Chan previously worked with the director, Robert Clouse, on the action-adventure 'Enter the Dragon' [click here for the review]. (7) Because this film was deemed a financial failure within the Western film market, Jackie himself was then subjected to star in a number of minor filmic roles in America -- like in 'Cannonball Run' for example [click on link for review]. (8) In an interview, Jackie once said that one of the main reasons why this film failed was because he wasn't given a chance to direct the action scenes in the way he wanted to.
Also, another thing that I wasn't too keen on was the inconsistent style of this movie either. It's supposed to be 1930's in tone, yet here and there you can see the modern world creeping into shot within the attire and in the background. Moreover, within the confines of certain scenes you can tell where the editor got a bit carried away with himself concerning the flow of a fight -- mainly Jackie's fights.
Overall 'Battle Creek Brawl' is a fairly decent film. Not as spectacular as some of Jackie's other works. Agreed. But I still think that it is well worth a watch if you would like see an amalgamation of 'Any Which Way You Can', 'Way of the Dragon', and 'No Retreat No Surrender. Plus a little bit of Jackie thrown in for good measure. What do you say about that Mister Chan?