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Female Reporter (1989)
"Shi jie da shai" (original title)

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Rothrock stars as Cindy, an American FBI agent who travels to Hong Kong to arrest a criminal newspaper editor, Ronny Dak (filmmaker Ronny Yu) who prints counterfeit money using the ... See full summary »

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Judy Yu
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Undercover Officer
Hoi Mang ...
Shorty (as Hoi Man)
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Roy Chiao ...
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Billy Chow ...
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Fat Chung ...
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Huang-Hsi Liu
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Yung-Chiang Peng
Po Tai ...
Turbo
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Melvin Wong
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Rothrock stars as Cindy, an American FBI agent who travels to Hong Kong to arrest a criminal newspaper editor, Ronny Dak (filmmaker Ronny Yu) who prints counterfeit money using the newspaper's presses (a dubious notion, but storyline is not the film's strong point). While investigating Dak's crimes, Cindy hooks up with her old friend Judy Yu (Elizabeth Lee), an undercover cop (Chin Siu-ho), and an intrepid journalist (director Mang Hoi) to battle his kung-fu henchmen. Written by IvanWong

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The nameless kickboxer fought by Cynthia Rothrock and Siu-Ho Chin was in fact a legitimate competitor in muay thai, whose strikes and blocks were so hard that he quickly bruised the forearms of his onscreen opponents. Rothrock claimed that to deal with this, she was supplied with metal gauntlets to wear under her clothes, but these in turn caused the other performer great pain. In the end, both were outfitted with the hidden armor, making the period of filming very noisy by way of the metal plates repeatedly clanking together. See more »

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Pure action movie
21 July 2002 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

Blonde Fury is a pure, undiluted action movie, taking a thin plot and spicing it up with some easy to appreciate comedy and some kick ass action choreography. I think it's the only movie I've seen that was fully directed by one of my favourite action directors, Mang Hoi. He's the guy primarily responsible for the action in ROYAL WARRIORS and MAGNIFICENT WARRIORS, which feature some of my absolute favourite fight scenes. He brings with him quite the cast of fighters and stuntmen, and a few other respected HK actors to fill out the cast. The script puts Cynthia Rothrock undercover and on the case of some nasty counterfeiters, who have an unequal-opportunities employment scheme which dictates that all their employees be top martial artists. Bad for Cynthia, cool for us. The choreography is of that brutal late 80's HK style, where cast and stuntmen get crashed and smashed into anything on set for our entertainment. Fast, inventive, intricate and with a lot of genuine skill on display.

It's actually quite a good story too, in truth - overall implausible, but it all seems to kind of make sense when you're watching it, and there are some good characters. Cynthia herself is actually quite charming here, though that might be due to a particularly charismatic voice actress on the Mandarin dub track more than her natural charisma.

Not a complicated movie, but a greatly entertaining one - and a must see for anybody who needs a good fix of action HK golden age style!


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