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Catherine is a violent and disturbed young lady who is shot down by the government in one of her escapades. She wakes up in a training facility and is taught to use weapons, combat, and is ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jade Leung ... Erica Leung / Catherine
Simon Yam ... Brian
Thomas Lam Thomas Lam ... Thomas
Curtis Fraser Curtis Fraser ... Prison Guard
Denise Stauffer Denise Stauffer ... Prison Guard
Jordy Shane Jordy Shane ... Disguised old woman
Audrey Rene Audrey Rene ... Bride
Mary Rawbins Mary Rawbins ... Hostess
Randi Lynne ... Prison Guard
Glen Morrison Glen Morrison ... Gun Instructor
Kiara Hunter ... CIA Agent (as Cara Leigh Hunter)
Jamie Estio Jamie Estio ... Groom
Yvonne Drinovz Yvonne Drinovz ... Prison Guard
Dickie Motherwell Dickie Motherwell ... Language Instructor
Chan Korlikian Chan Korlikian ... Mysterious Killer
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Catherine is a violent and disturbed young lady who is shot down by the government in one of her escapades. She wakes up in a training facility and is taught to use weapons, combat, and is put through heavy endurance training. When she is done, she is given the code name "Black Cat". Catherine is now an assassin for the government and is very good at it but she soon finds a boyfriend and is caught between her love for him and her deal with the government. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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Hong Kong

Language:

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Release Date:

17 August 1991 (Hong Kong) See more »

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Black Cat See more »

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D & B Films Co. Ltd. See more »
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1.85 : 1
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When Catherine is let out of the car at the wedding hit, there is some kind of large farm equipment on the road in the distance. The car starts to drive away, the shot cuts to her face, then back to the car leaving. Despite the fact that the car has only traveled a few feet, the combine in the distance has disappeared. See more »

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A Hong Kong Femme Nikita
28 January 2001 | by clovis-5See all my reviews

This flick would qualify as the first remake of the 1990 French classic, before Hollywood and American television picked up the idea. The early scenes in this Hong Kong crime actioner are a little rough around the edges, causing me to fear a "Tokyo Shock"-style schlockfest. But I persevered and was rewarded. There is violence and action aplenty along with the melodramatic and romantic elements that we've come to love and expect in this kind of film.

What really makes the flick stand out is Jade Leung's performance. She is feral and dangerous in the beginning, like a sort of creature. In the course of the film she metamorphoses into someone beautiful and sexy, while retaining her dangerous quality. The actress deserves credit for the way she pulls that off.

Oh, and the closing credits music is a spare, crisp example of late-80s/early 90s urban setting film music. Well done!


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