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Guardian Angel (1994)

Christine McKay is a cop. She and some other cops which includes her lover are pursuing some criminals. Her lover gets killed by a woman named Nina, who is later caught. Because of his ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cynthia Rothrock ... McKay
Daniel McVicar ... Hobbs
Lydie Denier ... Nina
Marshall R. Teague ... Nick (as Marshall Teague)
Ken McLeod Ken McLeod ... Ostendorf
John O'Leary John O'Leary ... Clayton
Anna Dalva Anna Dalva ... Goddard
Robert Miano ... David
Brian Brophy Brian Brophy ... Slick
Matthew Walker Matthew Walker ... Lippy
Art Camacho ... Jimmy Lee
Dan Doherty Dan Doherty ... Issac
Dale Jacoby Dale Jacoby ... Nina's Partner
Bela Lehoczky Bela Lehoczky ... Hohnbaum (as Bela Leholczky)
Richard W. Munchkin Richard W. Munchkin ... Richman
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Storyline

Christine McKay is a cop. She and some other cops which includes her lover are pursuing some criminals. Her lover gets killed by a woman named Nina, who is later caught. Because of his death McKay leaves the force. A few months later a man named Hobbs calls McKay. When she goes to see him, he tells her he wants to hire her to protect him. It seems that Nina is his ex and he tells her she escaped. And Hobbs is worried she's coming for him. McKay goes to check it out and finds out it's true. She then goes back to Hobbs and finds Nina there but she doesn't do anything, instead she's looking for something but Hobbs claims not to know what she's talking about. So McKay stays to protect Hobbs and to get Nina. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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She's no angel of mercy. See more »

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beyond Justice See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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$252,009
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PM Entertainment Group See more »
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In the scene where McKay is being dragged behind a horse Rothrock's body double has both longer and darker hair than Rothrock. See more »

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Featured in Movie Nights: Guardian Angel (2011) See more »

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SHE'S HOME
Performed by Stanley T.
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A dachshund puts in one of the film's better performances.
28 July 2015 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

I was a big fan of martial arts star Cynthia Rothrock during the '80s (In the Line of Duty 2, Above The Law, Shanghai Express), but stopped following her career soon after she left the Hong Kong movie scene to make films in the States. Guardian Angel makes me think that I didn't miss much.

In this mediocre martial arts action flick from director Richard W. Munchkin, Rothrock plays tough policewoman Christine McKay, who gives up law enforcement to become a bodyguard after her fiancé is fatally shot in the line of duty. When millionaire playboy Lawton Hobbs (Daniel McVicar) calls McKay looking for protection from an obsessive ex-girlfriend, little does she realise that the woman in question is Nina (Lydie Denier), the psychotic counterfeiter who killed her lover in cold blood.

This weak plot offers little in the way of ingenuity, meaning that the film is only as good as its action scenes. As usual, Rothrock's agility compensates for her wooden acting, but Munchkin's uninspired direction does the star few favours; the same can be said of her awful wardrobe, which includes a really nasty pair of baggy denim jeans with stone washed areas on the seat that are far from flattering.

After lots of so-so bouts of kicking and punching (plus plenty more fashion disasters from all concerned), the film wraps matters up with a mediocre chase scene involving a jet-ski, a helicopter, and a pair of speedboats.


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