Scene of the Week: Food Truck Fighters
Food trucks have gained in popularity here in the United States in recent years, generating over $650 million in annual revenue and those numbers are projected to keep growing and growing.
But way back in 1984, Jackie Chan starred in Wheels on Meals, a movie about a couple of cousins who owned their own food truck business in Barcelona and along with their friend, a bumbling detective, find themselves caught up in some martial arts action and adventure when the beautiful Sylvia enters their lives.
Now you may be saying to yourself, shouldn’t this movie be called Meals on Wheels? The decision was made to call the movie Wheels on Meals due to a superstition by the studio that produced the film, Golden Harvest. Golden Harvest’s two biggest flops up to that point were movies that began with the letter “M” so looking to avoid another box office disappointment, Wheels on Meals was born.
In this week’s Scene of the Week, I take a look at one of the movie’s final showdowns, this one between two legendary martial artists, the star of the film Jackie Chan and Benny “The Jet” Urquidez (who you may remember from such films as Martial Law and Bloodmatch). While rumors were flying that Chan and The Jet did not get along, in fact the two had a great deal of respect for one another and actually hugged after this amazing fight scene was done filming. Pay special attention to Benny The Jet and the candles… his birthday parties had to be way better than any of mine.