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Contract Killer (1998) More at IMDbPro »Sat sau ji wong (original title)

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Director:
Writers:
Hing-Ka Chan (written by)
Kam Fu Cheng (written by)
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Release Date:
3 April 1998 (Hong Kong) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
I liked it See more (35 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Jet Li ... Fu

Eric Tsang ... Ngok Lo

Simon Yam ... 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

Jude Poyer ... Assassin
Shing-hung Leung ... Brother Dog's Man
Kwai-Bo Chun ... Brother Dog's Man
Sam Kai-Sen Huang ... Brother Dog's Man
Dion Lam ... Tsukamoto's Security Guard
Siu Wah Chan ... Tsukamoto's Security Guard
Cho-kuen Chu ... Tsukamoto's Security Guard
Yung-chang Ho ... Tsukamoto's Security Guard
Wai Man Tam ... Tsukamoto's Security Guard (as Wei-min Tan)
Ling Chi-Hung ... Tsukamoto's Security Guard
Lee Tat Chiu ... Tsukamoto's Security Guard
Jack Wong Wai Leung ... Tsukamoto's Security Guard
Choi-Nam Yip ... Tsukamoto's Security Guard
Foo-wai Lam ... Tsukamoto's Security Guard
Kim-Ban Wong ... Tsukamoto's Security Guard
Shu-Kei Law ... Uncle Lau
Tin-Po Tam ... Convenience Store Cashier
Ho Chi-Moon ... Convenience Store Staff
Wai Yin Tse ... Policeman
Chi-Hung Chan ... Revenge Fund's Participant
Jim James ... Revenge Fund Lawyer
Ernst Mausser ... Revenge Fund Lawyer
Simon Cheung Yuk-San ... Policeman
Chi Wah Ling ... Security Guard

Nunzio Caponio
Minori Ikarashi (as Ikarashi Minori)
Mika Kawanabe (as Kawanabe Mika)
Masako Enokimaru (as Enokimaru Masako)
Fukui Akihiro
Mitsuru Tokashiki (as Tokashiki Mitsuru)
Kalo Hiroshi (as Kato Hiroshi)
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Directed by
Wei Tung  (as Tung Wai)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Hing-Ka Chan  written by (as Chan Heng Ka)
Kam Fu Cheng  written by (as Cheng Kam Fu)
Vincent Kok  written by
Domonic Muir  dubbed version

Produced by
Gordon Chan .... producer
Tiffany Chen .... administrative producer
Gin Lau .... associate producer
Stanley Wu .... administrative associate producer
 
Original Music by
Jussi Tegelman 
 
Cinematography by
Arthur Wong 
 
Film Editing by
Ka-Fai Cheung  (as Cheung Ka Fai)
 
Art Direction by
Bill Lui 
 
Costume Design by
Shirley Chan 
 
Makeup Department
Liu Hoi Ming .... hair stylist (as Liu Hoi Ming)
Yun-Ling Man .... makeup artist (as Man Yun Ling)
 
Production Management
Hei-man Chan .... production manager
Virginia Chan .... assistant production manager
Kwan Lok Leung .... unit manager (as Leung Kwan Lok)
Yun Tao .... post-production manager (as To Wan)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lydia Lo .... second assistant director
Jimmy Sin .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Che Liu Lam .... assistant art director (as Lam Che Liu)
Lok Man Leung .... assistant art director (as Leung Lok Man)
 
Sound Department
Gary Alexander .... sound re-recording mixer
Phyllia Chan .... foley recordist
Adrian John Doran .... foley recordist
Patrick Giraudi .... sound re-recording mixer: English dubbing
Lisa Hannan .... sound effects editor
Markus Innocenti .... adr supervisor
John Kohlbrenner .... sound effects editor
Lok Chee Leung .... sound
Hing Keung Li .... boom operator (as Li Hing Keung)
Kei-Wing Nip .... foley recordist (as Nip Ker Wing)
Nick Watson .... sound consultant: Dolby
 
Special Effects by
Stephen Ma .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Chor Keung Chan .... focus puller (as Chan Chor Keung)
Lam Chow .... gaffer
Kai Tin Yeung .... best boy (as Yeung Kai Tin)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cindy Cheung Fong-Tai .... assistant costume designer (as Cindy Cheung)
Pik Har Sin .... wardrobe assistant (as Sin Pik Har)
 
Editorial Department
Siu Yuen Ho .... lead post-production assistant (as Ho Siu Yuen)
Kwok Keung Kung .... lead post-production assistant (as Kung Kwok Keung)
 
Other crew
Cindy Chan .... production assistant
Siu Wah Chan .... action director (as Chan Siu Wah)
Kok Tai Choi .... assistant continuity
Sau Hin Ha .... production coordinator (as Ha Sau Hin)
Charles Heung .... presenter
Wing Kin Ho .... continuity (as Ho Wing Kin)
Huan-Chiu Ku .... action director (as Ku Huen Chiu)
Wun Leung .... service (as Leung Wun)
Chi Wah Ling .... action director
Yeung Chan Ming .... mandarin dialogue (as Ming Yeung Chan)
Wai Ling So .... production assistant (as So Wai Ling)
Rikako Suzuki .... translator (as Suzuki Rikako)
Wei Tung .... action director (as Tung Wai)
Jack Wong Wai Leung .... action director (as Wong Wai Leung)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Sat sau ji wong" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Hitman" - Hong Kong (English title) (DVD box title), UK (imdb display title)
"The Contract Killer" - International (English title) (DVD title), USA (video title)
"The Hitman" - Hong Kong (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence and some language
Runtime:
103 min
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Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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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 »
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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Movie Connections:
Spoofs Three Colors: Blue (1993)See more »
Soundtrack:
Same StorySee more »

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14 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
I liked it, 23 February 2003
Author: m0rg16 from Sweden

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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