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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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She is the ultimate weapon. See more »

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Action

Certificate:

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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

Keith Cooke broke his hand shortly before filming commenced while riding a luge with Cynthia Rothrock. This necessitated his character being one-handed. See more »

Connections

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

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Softdrinks
Written by Michael Lloyd
Courtesy Michael Music & Wheatley Music USA
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Golden Harvest and Robert Clouse are back in this Cynthia Rothrock vehicle.
9 February 2005 | by Captain_CouthSee all my reviews

China O'Brien (1990) was an attempt to make Cynthia Rothrock a star in the United States. This Golden Harvet production was helmed by veteran director Robert Clouse. Sadly he was either lucky with Enter the Dragon or he's lost his touch because he's not that great of a director. The only reason to watch this movie is to see the fighting skills of Ms. Rothrock and Richard Norton. If this movie was directed by Corey Yuen or Hoi Meng it could have been an action classic instead of a cheesy straight-to-video action flick.

China O'Brien returns home to help out her dad. He's having trouble with the local mob and he needs her help. So she returns home and restores order (with the help of two unlikely people). But will they be enough to topple Mister Big and his evil cronies?

If you're a big Cynthia Rothrock fan then this movie's catered for you. I only enjoyed the fighting scenes, everything else is rubbish. Why didn't Raymond Chow shell out a few shekels and hired a top notch action director?

Recommended.


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