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Female Reporter (1989)

Shi jie da shai (original title)
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 »

Director:

Hoi Mang (as Hoi Man)

Writers:

Sai-Shing Shum (screenplay), Sai-Shing Shum (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Cynthia Rothrock ... Cindy
Siu-Ho Chin ... Undercover Officer
Hoi Mang ... Shorty (as Hoi Man)
Elizabeth Lee ... Judy Yu (as Lee Mei Fung)
Ronny Yu ... Ronny Dak
Melvin Wong ... Melvin Wong
Wu Ma ... Shorty's Dad
Tai-Bo ... Turbo
Roy Chiao ... Prosecutor Yu
Margret Miu Margret Miu
Fat Chung ... Break-and-Enter Thief
Keith Kwan Keith Kwan ... Keith
Jeffrey Falcon ... Thug (as Jeff Falcon)
Vincent Lyn ... Thug
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Billy Chow ... Billy Chow
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Action | Comedy

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Country:

USA | Hong Kong

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

28 April 1989 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Female Reporter See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The scene in which Cynthia Rothrock jumps from the burning building while holding a baby had to be filmed many times with Rothrock performing the stunt herself while wearing high heels. The night after filming, Rothrock experienced dizziness and was taken to a hospital where a physician declared her healthy but claimed the stunt had "jumbled" her internal organs. See more »

Goofs

The engine noise of Cindy's Ford Escort XR3i Cabriolet, when it zooms through several shots, sound far differently to the Ford CVH of the actual car, indicating that the engine noise has been dubbed over. See more »

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References Above the Law (1986) See more »

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One of the best from HK's golden age!
2 July 2014 | by george-844-384633See all my reviews

A sequel to Above The Law (Righting Wrongs) by name only, and mainly for the Western market, this insane movie is a completely different kind of film that trades the serious action, thriller, for the non-stop action, comedy.

And that's not a bad thing.

Unfortunately though, this sequel tends to lack the production values, and directorial efforts of the first – going through a collection of directors, and hairstyles (which is slightly entertaining) but keeping the same hard-knock fight scenes which we all know and love.

In fact, Rothrock claims to this day that her favourite movie that shows her fighting best, is Blonde Fury (Above The Law 2). And, that's possibly quite true!

Whereas Righting Wrongs was Yuen Biao's time to shine, Blonde Fury is all about the Roth! She actually looks like she is having a great time, which comes across quite well in her character.

Cynthia is aided by ex-boyfriend Meng Hoi, and the fantastic Chin Sui Hoi (brother to the amazing Chin Kar Lok), who both get to show their own skills throughout the show, battling bad guy superstars Billy Chow and Chung Fat, along with a host of other (very hurt looking) stunt-men.

Definitely crazy, often hilarious, and continuously action packed, this gem of a mess is pure entertainment from start to finish!

Enjoy!


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