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Cynthia Rothrock

This 5’ 3” Kung Fu dynamo was a middleweight kickboxing champion for 5 consecutive years. Cynthia has six black belts in Korean & Chinese Martial Arts & it was inevitable that this tough gal would become an international female kung fu, action star in Asia & the USA.

Fact File

Birth Name: Cynthia Ann Christine Rothrock

Date Of Birth: 8th March 1957

Place Of Birth: Delaware, USA

Height: 5’3”

Debut Film: In The Line Of Duty 2 (1985)

Signature Role: China O’Brien (1990)

Cynthia has dual citizenship in Hong Kong & USA

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Cynthia Rothrock’s Top 10 Movies on DVD

Righting Wrongs [DVD](1986) DVD
Knockout martial arts saga starring Yuen Biao as a lawyer who takes the law into his own hands when a key witness in his first major case is murdered. Cynthia Rothrock is the detective assigned to find the attorney, but eventually teams with him after another murder occurs. With Corey-Yuen-Kwai and Karen Shepherd. AKA: "Above the Law." 100 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: Cantonese, Mandarin; Subtitles: English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Malaysian, Thai, Indonesian; filmographies; theatrical trailers; scene access.

Millionaires' Express [DVD](1986) DVD
Sammo Hung directed and stars in this all-star action spectacle as a petty crook in '30s China who returns to his impoverished hometown with a plan to save it by forcing a cross-country train packed with wealthy travellers to stop there. When a band of outlaws also after the train take over the town, Hung and his cohorts confront them in a wild and comical showdown. With Yuen Biao, Rosamund Kwan, Richard Norton and Cynthia Rothrock. AKA: "Shanghai Express." 107 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: Cantonese, Mandarin; Subtitles: English, Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, Thai, Vietnamese; theatrical trailer; scene access.

The Inspector Wears Skirts [DVD](1986) DVD
It's a slapstick battle of the sexes when the female cadets of a police academy challenge their male counterparts to a martial arts competition. But can they cast aside their differences--and growing attraction to each other--when trouble arises? Enjoyable Hong Kong action romp stars Cynthia Rothrock, Sibelle Hu. AKA: "Lady Enforcers," "Top Squad," "Tyrant Flower." 93 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: Cantonese Dolby 5.1; Chinese Dolby 5.1; Subtitles: English, Chinese, Indonesian; biographies; filmographies; interactive menus; photo gallery; scene access; theatrical trailers.

China O'Brien [DVD](1989) DVD
She's the deadliest and sexiest martial arts mistress to ever hit the screen. She's Cynthia Rothrock, here playing an ex-cop who must break a vow to never use her fighting skills again after toughs murder her father. A plethora of brutal battle scenes, courtesy of "Enter the Dragon" director Robert Clouse. Standard; Soundtracks: English stereo, Spanish; Subtitles: English; production notes; biographies; theatrical trailer; scene access.

Sworn To Justice [DVD](1996) DVD
Cynthia Rothrock develops psychic abilities after sustaining a blow to the head from the burglars who murdered her family. With her new gift, she sets out to find the killers and rid the city of crime, leading a double life as a forensic psychologist and a merciless vigilante. Tony Lo Bianco and Brad Dourif also star. AKA: "Blonde Justice." 90 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English; Subtitles: Spanish; scene access; biographies.

American Tigers [DVD](1996) DVD
In order to combat an international terrorist ring, a group of death row killers is offered a chance at redemption if they join an elite cadre known as "the American Tigers." Thrill-packed action tale stars Sam Jones, Don Gibb, Rorion Gracie, and Cynthia Rothrock in a cameo as herself. 95 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.

Night Vision [DVD](1997) DVD
When a killer known as "the Video Stalker" terrorizes the city, preying on beautiful young women, motorcycle cop and former detective Fred Williamson gets entangled with the maniac. Joining forces with policewoman Cynthia Rothrock, Williamson tries to catch the killer before he strikes again. Amanda Welles, Frank Pesce also star. 96 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English; trailer.

Outside The Law [DVD](2001) DVD
Cynthia Rothrock kicks serious rear end as a secret agent whose fiance is killed in a dangerous military assignment. Rothrock leaves her government job in hopes of starting over, but soon finds herself on her most dangerous mission yet. Stephen Macht and Dan Lauria also star. 90 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital Surround; Subtitles: English, Chinese, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish; theatrical trailers.

Tiger Claws III: The Final Conflict [DVD](2001) DVD
Three ancient Chinese Masters terrorize New York City, so who are the authorities gonna call? How about martial arts masters Cynthia Rothrock (Delaware's own!) and Jalal Merhi? But they can't stop the supernatural creeps until they recruit the services of Carter Wong, who uses the forbidden Black Tiger style to take care of things. 90 min.

Redemption [DVD](2002) DVD
Tough L.A. cop Don "The Dragon" Wilson is taken off his job on an elite SWAT tactical team when fellow officer Cynthia Rothrock is killed on the job. Out of desperation, Wilson seeks help from his prostitute girlfriend, who introduces him to mob boss Chris Penn. Penn, in turn, tries to introduce Wilson to the underworld lifestyle with a $10 million heist as an enticement. With James Russo. 90 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital stereo; interviews; deleted scenes; theatrical trailers.


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“Modern Warriors” - Martial Arts Documentary on DVD

Modern Warriors [DVD](2002) DVD
Their thrill-packed films have made the martial arts known around the world. Now such action superstars as David Carradine, Sammo Hung, Jet Li, Cynthia Rothrock and Don "the Dragon" Wilson share their fighting and training styles and the philosophies behind them in this fascinating program. You'll also see exciting kickboxing competition footage and more in a rare behind-the-scenes look. 55 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; interviews; bonus footage.


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