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Hitman (1998)

Sat sau ji wong (original title)
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Two hitmen, one a novice and the other a veteran with poor luck, band together to find the "King of Killers" for whom there is a large reward.

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(as Tung Wai)

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(as Chan Heng Ka), (as Cheng Kam Fu) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Fu
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Ngok Lo
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Officer Chan Kwan
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Kiki (as GiGi Leung)
Timmy Ho ...
David Wu
Kwong Kim Yip ...
Martin (as Ip Kwong Kim)
John Ching ...
Kau (as Chen Tung)
Keiji Sato ...
Eiji Tsukamoto (as Sato Keiji)
Hideri Meiken ...
Sasaki (as Hidari Meiken)
Kenji Sahara ...
Mr. Tsukamoto (as Sahara Kenji)
Paul Rapovski ...
Tall Guy - Eiji's Bodyguard
Frankie Chi-Hung Ng ...
Father at Amusement Park (as Ng Chi Hung)
Ta Lei ...
Leung
...
Assassin
Shing-hung Leung ...
Brother Dog's Man
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Storyline

Financially troubled, a newbie hitman reluctantly takes the job of finding the plotted killer of a Japanese tycoon, but things complicate when the tycoon is killed and he is forced to ally with a misfortunate hitman to find the "King of the Hitman." Written by ravedragon

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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An army of one... for hire.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

3 April 1998 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Contract Killer  »

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| (USA) (dubbed)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the scene where they are buying clothes for Jet Li's character, Jet dresses up as several well known movie hitmen, the most obvious is Leon (the Professional) See more »

Goofs

During the carnival scene where Fu knocks the gun out of his friend's hand, it switches from being a 1911 clone to a Beretta. When Ngok Lo picks it up, it switches back to being a 1911, but when he drops the gun it becomes a Beretta again. See more »

Quotes

Kwan: [sipping some coffee] What's this?
[a secretary says it's decaf]
Kwan: Decaf? What the hell's the point of that?
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Connections

Spoofs Léon: The Professional (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Same Story
Written by E. Hamilton / C.A. Johnson / J.A. Baker
Performed by Chriss K. Kane
Courtesy of Alfred E. Daddy
Published by Mobaka Music/Cat Nip Music/Fresh Corp. Music (all ASCAP)
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Entertaining
28 November 1998 | by See all my reviews

A HK movie which doesn't have over the top music, bad dubbing, over stylish direction or bad actors deserves to get a better mention. After watching the APPALLING "Black Mask" (directed by that unfortunately highly American influenced Daniel Lee) I didn't expect much from this. I was pleasantly surprised. Good acting all round (watch for Jet li's subtle quirks), standable music, nice sound, simple and unglorified directing (check out the fight with the guy with the lasers) good fight scenes, and a solid plot make this a good change of pace from most Jet Li movies. Don't watch it for a Martial Arts Flick, just watch it for a well made action movie and you won't be disappointed. 7.5 /10


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