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Contract Killer (1998)
"Sat sau ji wong" (original title)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy  |  3 April 1998 (Hong Kong)
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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 overview, first billed only:
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Fu
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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
...
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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Action | Comedy

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

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The "ashes" of the main villain's grandfather was actually sugar 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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It's You Or Me
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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Style Clash
13 January 2006 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Jet Li (Hero, Black Mask etc.) and Erik Tsang (Infernal Affairs) star in this wire fu action flick with an identity crisis. We start in kind of Jackie Chan territory with plenty of humour with Li a bumbling incompetent hit-man and Tsang a small time crook getting involved in a multi-million dollar 'hit'. As the film goes on all the comedy moments are forgotten and we begin to move into a serious action flick involving a bit more gun play than the usual Jet Li film, in fact it comes across at times as a cross between a Jet Li film and a John Woo heroic bloodshed type affair.

The action sequences are all to the high standard expected of Jet with a few added gun play sequences. Li is very likable in the lead role and Tsang is very good in his sidekick role showing a different persona to his performance in Infernal affairs.

Overall a fairly good hong kong action flick but the differing styles clash at times 6/10


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