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Fulltime Killer (2001)
"Chuen jik sat sau" (original title)

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Two very different hitmen find themselves to be in each other's way. They use all their skill to solve the problem.

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Lok Tok-Wah
Takashi Sorimachi ...
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Albert Lee
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Chin
Cherrie Ying ...
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Suet Lam ...
Fat Ice (as Lam Suet)
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Storyline

For many years professional assassin O has resided in an isolated world of killing and loneliness, which only becomes worse after the death of his love, Nancy. But his life begins to change once he meets the innocent Chin. Chin, hired to clean O's apartment. However, soon the flamboyent and reckless Tok enters Chin's life with a mission--to unveil O's identity and usurp his place as the number one sharp-shooting assassin in the game. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Rated R for pervasive strong violence, some language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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3 August 2001 (Hong Kong)  »

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Fulltime killer  »

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Opening Weekend:

$3,676 (USA) (21 March 2003)

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$14,992 (USA) (4 April 2003)
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During the movie theater sequence, the trailer for The Mission (1999) can be seen playing, which is another film made by Johnnie To. See more »

Quotes

Tok: My name is Tok. I'm a professional killer. I like watching movies, especially action movies. Big or no budget, foreign or local. As long as they have fresh ideas. Take this movie from a few years back. A guy runs around Mexico with a guitar case blasting people left and right. Not the best movie. But I like the style.
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References El mariachi (1992) See more »

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Where My Heart Belongs
Performed and Lyrics by Alla Kadysh
Music by Guy Zerafa and Alex Khaskin
Published by Zerafa Music Inc., Salieri Music Publishing Inc. and Dummy Babe Music
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Hong Kong isn't finished yet
22 August 2003 | by (Tarentum, Pa.) – See all my reviews

Fulltime Killer is a movie about assassins; one's trying to live in seclusion, the other is trying to showboat his way to top to become the #1 Assassin. Andy Lau does a great job as Tok, he has a natual arrogant look to him that really filled out the character. Tok is an up and coming assassin who takes any job he can find, difficult or not, and always delivers, throwing in extra style points to make his work unique.O, or Ono; is the current top assassin. He is played by Japanese actor Takashi Sorimachi, another good choice in casting. His methods are less flashy than Tok's but he is effiecient and very professional about his work. Over the course of the movie, a woman gets involved, as does Interpol, as news of a flashy killer quickly spreads across the surrounding area. The plot obviously ends up pitting the two assassins against each other(like you didn't know)and well, I guess you're going to have to watch it to see who becomes the #1 Fulltime Killer. But before I end this may I at least comment on the dialogue in the movie. I'm no expert in foreign languages but it seemed like there were 4 different languages spoken throughout the course of the movie, Korean, Japanese, Chinese(some form) and English. Like I said, I'm no expert so if they only spoke Japanese and English I wouldn't be surprised. But the dialogue between characters was well crafted, I enjoyed how the characters spoke their native language, or if they didn't, another character would inquire why they didn't. The action scenes were good, not too much physical action, but if you like guns, then this is right up your alley. Finally, I'd like to point out that this movie doesn't center around one assassin, it switches back and forth, and you really will find yourself rooting for one or the other by the end of the film. I rooted for O, did he win? Watch the movie.


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