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Contract Killer (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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Fu
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Ngok Lo
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Officer Chan Kwan
Gigi Leung ...
Kiki (as GiGi Leung)
Keiji Sato ...
Eiji Tsukamoto (as Sato Keiji)
Paul Rapovski ...
Tall Guy - Eiji's Bodyguard
Kwong Kim Yip ...
Martin (as Ip Kwong Kim)
Hideri Meiken ...
(as Hidari Meiken)
Timmy Ho ...
David
Chi Hung Ng ...
Father at Amusement Park (as Ng Chi Hung)
John Ching ...
Kau (as Chen Tung)
Kenji Sahara ...
Mr. Tsukamoto (as Sahara Kenji)
Minori Ikarashi ...
(as Ikarashi Minori)
Mika Kawanabe ...
(as Kawanabe Mika)
Masako Enokimaru ...
(as Enokimaru Masako)
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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

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

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Contract Killer
Written by J. Tegelamn / C.A. Johnson / E. Hamilton
Performed by Chriss K. Kane
Published by Finishit Music/Cat Nip Music/Fresh Corp. Music (all ASCAP)
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I liked it
23 February 2003 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

From the cover of the movie, with Jet Li dressed up in a full Swat-like body armor, swinging in a rope, I didn't really expect much. It seemed pretty cliché if you ask me. But I watched it, and boy, was I surprised. Ok, so it was dubbed. And dubbing is always bad. But the story was quite interesting, and carried out well throughout the movie.

In the opening scene a mafia boss is killed by a hitman, along with a bunch of his bodyguards. His family puts a bounty on the hitmans head (100 million dollars, to be exact... That's alot!), and they call upon all the assassins of Hong Kong to find this hitman, and kill him.

Jet Li's character, Fu, is a rookie hitman who's low on cash. He's thrown out by his roommates for not paying the bill and is wandering the streets when he hears of the 100 million dollar award for the one who finds the killer of the mafia boss. He also finds a new friend, who finds a few hits for him. However it seems that Fu isn't really that great of a hitman. Sure, he is fast, strong and well trained in the martial arts, but he's to sensitive.

They end up getting in trouble, because everyone thinks Fu's friend is the one who killed the mafia boss, and they have to run from some of Eiji's (the badguy in the movie... But is he really bad? What did he do that's so bad? Well, its obvious that he is meant to be the badguy, anyway) assassins. The end is pretty predictable (but the identity of the killer who killed the mafia boss is probably supposed to come as a surprise. It didn't.) but all in all its a good movie. Entertaining, and much, much better than most Hollywood action movies.

I give it a 8, interesting characters, plot, fights and pretty much everything. But I suppose it could have been better on some minor points. It just doesn't feel like a 10, heh.


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