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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 ...
O
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Albert Lee
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Chin
Cherrie Ying ...
Gigi
Suet Lam ...
Fat Ice (as Lam Suet)
Teddy Lin ...
C7 (as Teddy Li)
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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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Chuen jik sat sau  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$14,992 (USA) (4 April 2003)
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The rifle Tok uses in the police shootout is a Barret .50 Caliber See more »

Quotes

Tok: You play video games?
O: Yes.
Tok: Familiar with Metal Slug?
O: I can play it all night with one coin.
Tok: Good! Know where the hidden weapons are?
O: I know it by heart!
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References The Mission (1999) See more »

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Minimal 2
Performed and Music by Dave Klotz
Published by Zerafa Music Inc.
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High style, low substance
4 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There seem to be a lot of Japanese movies that are pure exercises in style. I tend to like highly cinematic movies, so I usually enjoy myself, but somewhere along the way I always seem to go from thinking, this is just so cool to thinking, is there some point here. Fulltime Killer is lots of fun. It is very stylish, looks nice and has some very striking scenes. But it has about as much depth as a piece of typing paper. There's not much in the way of character development, and the movie feels increasingly unconvincing as it progresses. So while there is stuff I love, like the scene with the grenades, the movie as a whole failed to connect with me on any sort of intellectual or emotional level. Still, it is lots of fun, and I was torn between giving it a 7 or an 8 (which is usually the quandary I face when rating stylish, empty movies). Well worth watching, but not worth remembering.


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