The Pork Chop Express is one of the most recognizable vehicles in film history, and it's all thanks to John Carpenter's 1986 action-comedy, Big Trouble in Little China. This movie has become a cult classic over the years, and one of the things that makes it so beloved is the Pork Chop Express.
The Pork Chop Express is a big rig truck that belongs to the main character of the movie, Jack Burton (played by Kurt Russell). It's a 1985 Freightliner FLA COE cab-over-engine truck, with a custom sleeper cabin built into the back. It's a massive vehicle painted in a distinctive color scheme, with the words "Pork Chop Express" emblazoned on the side in bold lettering.
Throughout the movie, the Pork Chop Express serves as Jack Burton's trusty mode of transportation, as he drives around San Francisco's Chinatown in search of his friend's kidnapped fiancee. But the truck is much more than just a means of getting from point A to point B. It's also a character in its own right, and it has a personality that's as big and brash as Jack Burton's and it adds to the overall sense of fun and adventure that permeates the movie.
But the Pork Chop Express isn't just a vehicle for Jack Burton. It's also a symbol of his rugged individualism and his willingness to take on the world on his own terms. In a way, the truck represents everything that Jack Burton stands for: strength, courage, and a never-say-die attitude.