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

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  3 August 2001 (Hong Kong)
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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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Complete credited cast:
Lok Tok-Wah
Takashi Sorimachi ...
Albert Lee
Cherrie Ying ...
Suet Lam ...
Fat Ice (as Lam Suet)
Teddy Lin ...
C7 (as Teddy Li)


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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A story of two killers with different ideals...

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

3 August 2001 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Fulltime killer  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


$14,992 (USA) (4 April 2003)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The rifle Tok uses in the police shootout is a Barret .50 Caliber See more »


When the Interpol agents are reading about Tok's collapse during a shooting competition, the word "collapses" is misspelled "collopses" in the book they are reading. See more »


Tok: You obviously don't watch enough movies. And if you did, you'd know that when the organization betrays a killer, he'll pay back twice to the ones who've wronged him. Even if he dies trying.
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References The Mission (1999) See more »


Largo al factotum cità
Performed and Arranged by John Jay Hebert
Music by Gioachino Rossini
Lyrics by Cesare Sterbini (uncredited)
Published by Look Out Kitty Inc.
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Full Time Killers is delightful!
25 March 2002 | by (Vancouver, BC) – See all my reviews

This film is wonderful. Although slow in places, this thing is a work of art and beauty. Andy Lau is amazing, dynamic and charming! I really enjoyed the multicultural aspects, and felt the tensions between characters as their individual mysteries unfold to be very charming, sincere and often surprisingly touching. In an rather tired and often exploiting genre, this film really stands apart as an example of the value of depth in characters, theme and story no matter how two dimensional the tracking story might be. The making of footage on the flip side of the DVD is equally nifty, because seldom will a film include multiple agonizing takes of key scenes both action and non-action so that you might understand how excruciatingly demanding and exhausting film making can really be.

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