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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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Ngok Lo
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Officer Chan Kwan
Gigi Leung ...
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
Chi Hung Ng ...
Father at Amusement Park (as Ng Chi Hung)
Ta Lei ...
Leung
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Assassin
Shing-hung Leung ...
Brother Dog's Man
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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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3 April 1998 (Hong Kong)  »

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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 »

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Kwan: [sipping some coffee] What's this?
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Spoofs A Better Tomorrow (1986) See more »

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Hilarious and good action.
24 May 2001 | by (Near a Hitman.) – See all my reviews

This movie is worth more for its comedy than its fighting. Eric Tsang is a riot to watch with Jet Li...they have fantastic chemistry...esp. the scene where Jet Li decides to move in with him and Tsang pretends that he wants him to. lol. As for the fighting elements: Jet Li pulls a few moves throughout the movie, but nothing spectacular...then at the end, he tears it up!! The movie has several hilariously memorable characters like the head of the trust board who insists "Yes, I'm afraid of you, but I'm more afraid of starving"...I honestly felt that Simon Yam's character was a bit extraneous, he certainly doesn't have the skills that Jet Li has and he's very unimpressive without a gun in his hands. The scene with Eric Tsang fighting the Japanese woman is too funny. Esp. when he says "I'll take on the toughest one - the girl in the kimono". The final fight scene is great enough to buy the movie and the very end has a nice feel-good sentiment. No stupid romances to clog up the movie.


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