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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
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 | Cantonese

Release Date:

28 April 1989 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Lady 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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Pure action movie
21 July 2002 | by simon_boothSee 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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