Al Leong was a mainstay of my youth. Showing up in the likes of Die Hard, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Big Trouble in Little China, and countless other movies that defined my life (not to mention TV shows like Magnum P.I., Airwolf, The Equalizer, The Fall Guy, and on and on and on), he was a ubiquitous presence. As the latest trailer for documentary Henchman: The Al Leong Story says, “In the ‘80s, there was one man who set the standard for all henchmen to come…” and they’re not wrong. Take a look after the jump.
Al Leong is the dictionary definition of a cult icon. He’s one of those actors that is a goddamn superstar for a crew of hardcore fans and an eternal “oh, that guy” to millions of others. He may not have always been the main villain, but he was usually the near-silent badass you had to go through to get to the boss.
This latest Henchman trailer just popped up on the film’s Facebook page, and it has me even more excited to see this than I was already. Interviews with John Carpenter, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and even the late Brandon Lee, highlight the film.
There’s still a ways to go on Henchman: The Al Leong Story, and the filmmakers are still looking for funds to round things out. Check out their IndieGoGo page to see how you can help make this happen.