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China O'Brien (1990)

R | | Action | 1992 (Peru)
A police woman, expert and instructor in martial arts, leaves the city to stay with her dad, sheriff in a town with peace and quiet - or so she thinks. She gets plenty opportunities to show her martial arts skills.

Director:

Robert Clouse

Writers:

Robert Clouse (screenplay), Sandra Weintraub (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cynthia Rothrock ... China O'Brien
Richard Norton ... Matt Conroy
Keith Cooke ... Dakota
Doug Wright Doug Wright ... Termite
Nijel ... Jonsey
Arturo Rivera Arturo Rivera ... Oscar
Scott McMillan Scott McMillan ... Police Captain
Patrick Adamson Patrick Adamson ... Lickner
David Blackwell David Blackwell ... Sheriff O'Brien
Chad Walker Chad Walker ... Deputy Tyler
Stanton Davis Stanton Davis ... Barlow
Robert Tiller Robert Tiller ... Owens
Lainie Watts Lainie Watts ... Patty
Jaren Harbrecht Jaren Harbrecht ... Man in Bar
Rip Black Rip Black ... Worden
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Storyline

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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Sometimes you can't just walk away. See more »

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Action

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1992 (Peru) See more »

Also Known As:

China O'Brian See more »

Filming Locations:

Coalville, Utah, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Golden Harvest Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Cynthia Rothrock and Richard Norton both hated the scene in which China and Matt first meet in the convertible, disliking their performances. During the first screening of the movie, they dreaded seeing the scene in front of an audience, and were relieved when the film tape inexplicably tore and the entire part was skipped. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Best of the Martial Arts Films (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Country Highway
Performed by Ian Wheatley
Words and Music by Ian Wheatley
Courtesy of Wheatley Music USA
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Mindless But Fun
26 December 1999 | by DarguzSee 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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