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

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Release Date:
3 April 1998 (Hong Kong) See more »
An army of one... for hire.
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 »
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A good movies makes it to America via Jet Li See more (38 total) »


  (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
Frankie 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)
Chi-Hung Ling ... Tsukamoto's Security Guard (as Ling Chi-Hung)
Tat Chiu Lee ... Tsukamoto's Security Guard
Jack Wai-Leung Wong ... 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-Bo Tam ... Convenience Store Cashier (as Tin-Po Tam)
Chi-Mun Ho ... 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)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Richard Epcar ... Officer Chan Kwan (voice) (uncredited)

Jessica Gee ... Kiki (voice) (uncredited)
Michael Sorich ... Ngok Lo (voice) (uncredited)

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
Todd King .... producer (english language version)
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
Chi-Wai Sin .... first assistant director (as Jimmy Sin)
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: english version
Phyllia Chan .... foley recordist
Adrian John Doran .... foley recordist
Patrick Giraudi .... sound re-recording mixer: (english version)
Lisa Hannan .... sound effects editor: english version
Markus Innocenti .... adr supervisor: english version
John Kohlbrenner .... sound effects editor: english version
Lik-Chi Leung .... sound (as Lok Chee Leung)
Hing Keung Li .... boom operator (as Li Hing Keung)
Kei-Wing Nip .... foley recordist (as Nip Ker Wing)
Jussi Tegelman .... supervising sound editor: english version
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 Fong-Tai Cheung .... 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
Wai Ling So .... production assistant (as So Wai Ling)
Rikako Suzuki .... translator (as Suzuki Rikako)
Wei Tung .... action director (as Tung Wai)
Jack Wai-Leung Wong .... action director (as Wong Wai Leung)
Chan Ming Yeung .... mandarin dialogue (as Ming Yeung Chan)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Sat sau ji wong" - Hong Kong (original title)
"The Contract Killer" - International (English title) (DVD title), USA (video title)
"Contract Killer" - USA (imdb display title)
"The Hitman" - Hong Kong (English title)
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Rated R for violence and some language
104 min | 98 min (dubbed version) (USA)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

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 »
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 »
Remember Who You AreSee more »


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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
A good movies makes it to America via Jet Li, 13 January 2003
Author: bluzman from United States

This is a good movie that may have never made it to the American market if not for the success of Jet Li in the U.S. Eric Tsang is a very successful actor in the Hong Kong market, but has virtually no following here -- which is too bad. He may have even been listed as the star of the movie in the original Chinese version.

Eric is a Chinese blend of Danny DeVito and Joe Pesci. He can portray the wormy character of DeVito in the Romancing the Stone/Jewel of the Nile movies. And he also does a great blending of the Home Alone/Lethal Weapon Joe Pesci character. People should rent this movie to see him render his role.

As for the movie, itself, this is a little different than most Jet Li fare -- maybe because he is not the clear star. There is a little less of the martial artist and a little more of the actor. It is a pleasant change.

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