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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

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 »

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Referenced in Movie Nights: Fast Getaway (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Country Highway
Performed by Ian Wheatley
Words and Music by Ian Wheatley
Courtesy of Wheatley Music USA
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Walking tall, maybe?...
18 July 2019 | by grahammatthew-31240See all my reviews

If you're a Cynthia fan, you'll love it. Otherwise, its just a plod through a park we've seen many times before (and since). Some of the fight scenes are impressive, but soul-less. Others are just dull. Our Cynthia is particularly watchable here, and however much I like Rick Norton I have to confess to being tired of seeing him in every Rothrock film there is. Why is Cynthia doubled for some of the sequences? She cut her teeth in rough Hong Kong films, and is fully capable of any fight choreography needed of her. Maybe im being picky. But a bit of a waste.


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