The Big Brawl
aka Battle Creek Brawl
Directed by Robert Clouse
Starring Jackie Chan, Kristine DeBell, José Ferrer
Though this movie isn’t one of Jackie’s best,
It’s the one American film of his I like the best.
It takes place in the 1930s Chicago
Jackie plays a young Americano.
He’s a young man well-versed in Kung Fu,
But his father doesn’t understand Kung Fu.
With every duck and dodge and foin,
How can all of this effort make him some coin?
Jackie can’t make him comprehend
The importance of knowing how to fight with his hands,
But the combat part is of less import
Than the daily exercise and work.
Jackie has a girl with whom he smitten
And decides to take a roller skatin’.
He shows off some very clever moves,
And impresses the onlookers with his groove.
Some gangsters at some point see him fight,
So they kidnap his girl and force him to fight.
He leaves the area he’s in
And goes to fight the champion,
But the uncle who trained him is not sitting back.
He lies in wait for the time to attack.
So Jackie’s not all alone with these guys,
He makes sure he has a couple allies.
The story is good and the movie is quaint,
Not making much money but neither a taint.
Is the best American film he made for a long time.
It gets a five out of six from ArticlesInRhyme.