After a card game, Jack Burton takes his friend, Wang Chi (Dennis Dun), to the airport to pick up Wang’s fiancee, Miao Yin (Suzee Pai), but the Lords of Death snatch her and steal Jack’s eighteen wheeler, The Pork Chop Express. Evil 2000-year-old Chinese sorcerer, David Lo Pan (James Hong) plans to marry Miao Yin, a green eyed beauty, and then sacrifice her in order to overcome an ancient curse. To save the girl and his truck, Jack heads for Chinatown with Wang, and beautiful lawyer Gracie Law (Kim Cattrell). Unfortunately for Gracie, she also is beautiful and green-eyed, so Lo Pan decides to marry and kill her instead of Miao Yin. Also, unfortunately for Gracie, Jack is a fake John Wayne: he talks a good game and sounds like the Duke but literally knocks himself out. Rival Chinese gangs take sides, and three evil demi-gods show up as the fight goes underground, in a dark and dank supernatural world beneath Chinatown. Jack and Wang are helped by loopy magician Egg Shen (Victor Wong), Margo (Kate Burton), and Eddie Lee (Donald Li) as kung fu warriors, female ninjas, and unearthly creatures battle.