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80s/90s Movie with Karate Female

All I can remember is that it looked 80's/90's, was American and starred a female doing martial arts/karate and fought people in a gym. i think she could have possibly been a detective. can anyone please narrow some titles down? thanks. it was shown on my local community television station years ago (they've closed down now) so it's not a famous movie.
asked Sep 11, 2012 in Name That Movie by PrizeFighter (1 point)

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That sounds a lot like 'The Next Karate Kid' with Hilary Swank.

She wasnt a detective, but did fight school bullies who were part of a weird school security guard squad (which happened to take place inside a gym).
answered Sep 15, 2012 by tristinGrind (223 points)