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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)
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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3 April 1998 (Hong Kong)  »

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Kwan: [sipping some coffee] What's this?
[a secretary says it's decaf]
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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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Jet Li and Gigi - Need I Say More?
15 July 2002 | by (Shanghai, China) – See all my reviews

This movie is quite a treat. Li does an action-COMEDY film for a change! All of the actors in this one are just superb and well chosen. Before he dies, a Japanese tycoon, expecting to be gunned down, establishes a big reward in his will for the man who takes out his assassin(s). Of course, he does end up being killed, and a cool level-headed dude, in charge of acting upon his will, takes charge of the task and spills out the rules to the band of hitmen eager to win the reward money. A hillarious fat guy, pretending to be a bigshot conman, but who is quite unsuccessful in the trade, takes the rookie Jet Li under his wing hoping to cash in. His lawyer-daughter, played by pop superstar Gigi Leung, tries to straighten out her pop, and begins a platonic romance with Li. The movie's action, comedy, and acting are first-class: it'll have you in stitches at times, such as the teddy bear scene. However, it would have been nice had the romance between the Li and Leung characters been further developed: the ice skating scene was a real delight. Nevertheless, this was one of Jet Li's best movies and certainly a different turn for him.


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