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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
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Cherrie Ying ...
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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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Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$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: I love trailers. They represent the best a movie has to offer. Just like when you die, your life flashes before your eyes.
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References Le choc (1982) See more »

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from Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068
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Pleasantly surprised
26 February 2002 | by (CA) – See all my reviews



I just finished seeing Fulltime Killer. What a pleasant surprise. 2 months ago, I was sorely disappointed with the flicks that H.K churned out. Apparently, i was tired of watching every action directors in H.K imitating Tsui Hark, John Woo, Ringo Lam, and Johnny To. Every movie I saw, there was that typical shaky cameras, and sweeping movements, making everything seemed cooler than it actually is. Even the Greats imitated themselves in such mess as Zu Warriors. But then I saw Shaolin Soccer, and that shook my disturbed belief a bit. And today, I saw Fulltime Killer, and my faith in H.K is fully restored. I know that Fulltime Killer is nothing original, compared to the action classics such as "the Killer", but it was done right for once. I found myself lost in Johnny To's perspective of this excellent story. In the end, I took what seemed like the first breath since the opening of the film. Apparently I had a very good time. I was certainly pleasantly surprised. I found that every actors did their jobs well. Andy Lau, who always seemed a bit feminine to me fit the role well, and made it work. I was impressed with Takeshi's performance. Although his role seemed very stereotypical and slightly less demanding, he made it work well. I found myself in awe with Kelly Lin's portrayal of the innocent girl. The action scenes were very well done. Although they were noting revolutionary as the recent films "crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" or "time and Tide", but I found them incredibly effective. The Music was certainly the highlight of the film. Its haunting theme weave in well with the scenes, and made them alive. All in All.... not the most original, but at this day and age, it's almost impossible to find originality. Very fun time, and quite a pleasant surprise.


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