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Zhong Hua jing hua (1992)

| Action, Crime
A special police unit of women fights drug smugglers from Asia to New York.
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Allen Hai-Han Lan
Sherry Han
Mark Houghton
Sibelle Hu ...
Tie Hua
Kuan-Fa Huang
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Cindy Mong
David Sepulveda
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A special police unit of women fights drug smugglers from Asia to New York.

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More than fits the Bill!

Just watched China Heat from my instant Queue. It has subtitles--"China Heat" more than fit the bill. As for the story-- It revolves around three female soldiers from China. The three go to America to fight a drug lord. The girls are joined by an American cop that knows martial arts. What was funny was that everyone spoke perfect Chinese, even the Americans. Also at some point the main characters are suppose to be in America when it is clearly China. One of the main girls gets kidnapped and between the kidnapping and rescuing, got a haircut, ha, ha. The action sequences and gun fights are great and the story does not matter. If that sounds like your thing you might like it. I did. The plot is ridiculous: remember how in the Van Damme "Street Fight" movie, the good guys were a generic UN-style peacekeeping force that actually went around the world, kicking butt and firing guns? "China Heat" is just like that, except the task force is comprised almost entirely of women. Their idea of "negotiating" with terrorists is a bullet to the head, while dope smugglers are best handled with a swift karate kick. And as silly as much of it is - the bad guys stand there in sweat pants, legs braced, firing their guns like they actually want to be killed - it's a lot of fun, especially on an insomniac night while you're waiting for sleeping pills to kick in. Every actress in this movie is convincingly fast and knows how to to throw a punch or take a fall. Meanwhile, Michael Despasquale Jr. kinda looks like a low-rent, caveman version of David Duchovny. For all of its ineptitude, "China Heat" will occasionally surprise you with a bravado moment: like when an undercover cop's head literally explodes from a gunshot wound, or the amazing camera POV from the passenger seat of Despasquale's car as he reverses down a line of bad guys and fires on them like he's at a shooting gallery. The entire movie is in Mandarin with English subtitles, and seeing New York cops speak in Mandarin certainly lends to the fever dream quality of the production. If you're anything like me and you enjoy a "good" bad movie, especially ones with ridiculous 90's fashion, then you'll devour "China Heat."


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