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China O'Brien (1990)

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China O'brien; big city police woman; martial arts trainer, is forced to hand in her badge and head home to her father and the small town where she grew up. The peaceful town she knew is ... See full summary »

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Arturo Rivera ...
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Stanton Davis ...
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Robert Tiller ...
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Lainie Watts ...
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Jaren Harbrecht ...
Man in Bar
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China O'brien; big city police woman; martial arts trainer, is forced to hand in her badge and head home to her father and the small town where she grew up. The peaceful town she knew is now struggling against the clutches of organized crime. When her father, the town sheriff, is killed China decides to run for his position and clean up the town. The poll results spark a series of confrontations that finally decide who runs the town . . . Written by Mark Harding <mah@imdb.com>

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The scene in which Cynthia Rothrock rides a car down the street to promote her character's run for sheriff was filmed during an actual parade in Utah. The spectators, organizers, and press were not alerted to this, and the local radio station reported her fictional run for sheriff as fact. See more »

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Featured in The Best of the Martial Arts Films (1992) See more »

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If You Don't Believe I'm Leavin
Performed by Kregg Nance
Words and music by Pam Sawyer & David Wheatley
Courtesy of Barley Lane Music & Wheatley Music USA
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Mindless But Fun
26 December 1999 | by (Battle Creek, MI) – See all my reviews

An obviously low-budget effort: the sound is lousy, the editing is sloppy, the writing is cliche. The acting, while not Oscar material, is surprisingly well done. But what really shines are the fight scenes (and that's what you wanted to see the film for, anyway -- right?) They're very well choreographed, and the actors very obviously know what they're doing. And of course, Cynthia Rothrock is a total babe (and that's *really* what you wanted to see the film for -- right? :)


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