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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

Before committing to the film, Cynthia Rothrock orally agreed to star in a different Golden Harvest production to be shot in Hong Kong. The film was to include a scene that involved her rappelling off the highest building in the city, to be shot without the benefit of a safety net to allow for top-down shots. Rothrock was so apprehensive about this that she gladly accepted the alternative offer for this less stunt-intensive movie. See more »

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Soundtracks

If You Don't Believe I'm Leavin
Performed by Kregg Nance
Words and music by Pam Sawyer & David Wheatley
Courtesy of Barley Lane Music & Wheatley Music USA
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Cute Petite Gal
28 February 2006 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

Cynthia Rothrock,(China O'Brien),"Manhattan Chase",2000, made this film enjoyable to watch and of course,e this cute petite gal burned up the screen with her artistic abilities and hot sexy body. China O'Brien gets upset as a police officer and decides to call it quits and go back home to her hometown and get back to her roots and her dad, who is the local sheriff. Her dad is getting older and the town has changed, gangsters have taken over the town and started to get the local women to start turning tricks and the city people were getting sick and tired of their town going to Hell. Well, you almost can guess what happens, and you are right, China O'Brien fights back after great tragedy strikes her life. Bad acting through out the picture, but Cynthia Rothrock brings this film to a wonderful conclusion.


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