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After attackers kill her sister and nephew, a female psychologist becomes a defense witness by day and avenger by night.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cynthia Rothrock ...
Kurt McKinney ...
Mr. Young
Dr. Breitenheim
Kenn Scott ...
E.G. Whitman
Roach / Spovik
Ian Jacklin ...
Karen Eden ...
TV News Anchor
Eric Lee ...


Expert witness/psychologist secretly stalks her family's killers using E.S.P. While still under investigation by the police detective on the case, she falls in love with an attorney she comes to believe can lead her to the guilty parties. Written by Paul Maslak

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Rated R for violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »




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21 February 1997 (South Korea)  »

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Blonde Justice  »

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In an online interview, Cynthia Rothrock claimed that Walter Koenig terrorized the set while filming. While Koenig reportedly was respectful towards the performers, he was belligerent towards director Paul Maslak and ranted often about how unprofessional Maslak supposedly was. See more »


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Written by Alan Mirikitani
Performed by Buddah Heads
Produced by Alan Mirikitani
Published by Full Keel Music Co. (ASCAP)/
Mirikitani Publishing (ASCAP)
All rights administered by Full Keel Music Co.
Courtesy of Windswept Pacific Entertainment Co.
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18 December 2005 | by (Brooklyn NY USA) – See all my reviews

**SPOILERS** Interrupting a burglary at her sisters, Shelly, high-rise apartment criminal defense psychologist and martial-arts expert Janna Dane has it out with the four robbers and then, when they open fire on her, ending up jumping from the balcony and after breaking her fall. Janna ends up slamming into a tree-branch and lands smack dab on her head knocking herself out cold.

With the police later on the scene of the crime it's found that both Janna's sister and nephew Michael were brutally murdered by the robbers. Later Janna also finds that her experience of almost cracking her head open also opened up her ability to get in touch with her psychic self.

Working in the court system as a defense expert witness on the criminal mind, and what makes it tick, Janna is now bothered by getting killers, like those who murdered her kid sister and nephew, off by day while a the same time being a vigilante avenger against those same types of hoods by night. Janna later learns by touching a murder suspects weapon, a knife that he killed a policeman with, whom she's defending was one of the thugs who were involved in her sisters and nephew's murder. This makes it very difficult for Janna to do her job, as an expert witness for criminals like Slate, in the courts anymore.

The group of thugs who killed both Shelly and Michael belong to a gang of ex-convicts run by this sadistic psycho Eugene who's being controlled and used by someone very high up in the city's justice system.

Janna goes after this "Mr. Big", or what he likes to be called "The Man", but to get to him she has to take on the entire Eugene crime organization which turns out to be a task that not only taxes her fighting an psychic abilities but takes the lives of those near and dear to her as well.

Cute, as well as beautiful, and spunky Cynthia Rothrock, as Janna Dane, is in top form and is far more effective and believable in her fight sequences then her love interest in the movie, and also martial-arts expert, Kurt McKinney who plays lawyer and psychic book publisher Nicholas who comes across as a long behind second in the fight scenes that their both in. Being an five-year undefeated martial-arts woman champion in real life Cynthia doesn't need to have a double or any special effects to make her role look genuine and her kicks and punches are powerful enough to put down and knock out not only one but a couple of men, at one time, twice her size.

Going out in the streets at night to grind down the Eugene Gang in a number of sizzling fight sequence's Janna finally gets the person behind all their criminal activities non other then Santa Martin Police Detective Sgt. Briggs, Tony Lo Bionco. Sgt. Briggs has been blackmailing Eugene & Co. by threatening to put them back behind bars for life if they didn't follow his orders. Which were to shake down car shops and dealerships in the neighborhood and force them into chopping up stolen cars, that the Eugene Gang hijacks. Then have the gang pay more then 60% of the profits back to the gangsters which Briggs gets a nice chunk of change off.

With Eugene and his friends put out of action by both Janna and later her boyfriend Nick Sgt. Briggs is left all alone to not only face the music but also Janna's lethal and lighting-like "Scorpion Kick".

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