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So Close (2002)

Xi yang tian shi (original title)
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A conflict of interest between two high-kicking assassin sisters is complicated as they're pursued by the criminals who hired them and an equally high-kicking female cop.

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Cast

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Lynn
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Sue
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Hong Yat Hong
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Yen (as Song Seung Hun)
Yasuaki Kurata ...
Master
Derek Wan ...
Master
Michael Wai ...
Ma Siu Ma
Deric Wan ...
Chow Nunn (as Siu-Lun Wan)
Sau Sek ...
Chow Lui
Ki Yan Lam ...
Alice
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Ching (as Josephine Ho)
Sheung Mo Lam ...
Lai Kai-joe
May Kwong ...
May
Henry Fong ...
Dad (as Fong Ping)
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Mom
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The brothers Chow Nunn and Chow Lui's giant computer company is facing a tense crisis - a powerful computer virus is rapidly wiping out their computer network. At the last minute a cyber-friend arrives to join the battle. The mysterious 'Angel.com' battles the virus and saves the company. Invited by Chow Lui for a visit in person, Angel.com arrives in the form of the beautiful Lynn. But it turns out Lynn is a professional assassin with amazing high-tech and kung fu skills. She kills Chow Lui with cyanide hidden in a pair of sunglasses. She's aided by her sister Sue, who operates the pair's World Panorama surveillance system, which allows them to tap into any video security system in the world. Young cop Kong Yat Hong and her partner Mark are put on the case. Hong has a brilliant mind and immediately senses she's dealing with a killer with very special skills. Realizing they are facing a tough adversary, Lynn and Sue become fascinated with Hong as well. Lynn runs into Yan, the cousin ... Written by <christian_wong2002@yahoo.com>

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Rated R for pervasive violence and a sexual conversation | See all certifications »

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12 September 2002 (Singapore)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$186,098 (Hong Kong) (6 September 2002)

Gross:

$31,702 (USA) (12 September 2003)
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When Lynn and Sue go to the airport to welcome Yen, they're looking at the departures (from HK) instead of arrivals board. See more »

Quotes

Sue: [subtitled version] Don't forget the cake and candies I ordered from the Orchid Bakery.
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Referenced in To Each His Own Cinema (2007) See more »

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Slick and glossy action thriller with great kung-fu
23 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Immediately one of my favorite movies. Excellent action, great use of CGI, a few jarring "impossibilities", but overall an excellent action-thriller.

Here's the thing: I didn't know who Vicki Zhao was, so she didn't impress or disappoint me. I had seen Shu Qi in "Gorgeous" and didn't like her much in that, so she impressed me with her range of acting in this movie, to tell the truth. In fact, all three female leads were impressive in some of the thoughts and emotions they communicated in nothing more than a quirk of an eyebrow or a twitch of the lips. But I came away totally impressed with Karen Mok. I know her as a singer, and have always considered her a little arrogant or conceited. I don't consider her half as sexy as she seems to be generally considered. But I *liked* her character in this movie, and that must be largely attributed to her acting and scene presence.

I think they played up the "sexy" angle of the girls too much. They are all quite attractive, yes, but the attempts to take advantage of that sometimes distracted the movie...to me, inadvertent sexiness has far more impact than when it is shoved in your face. Still, an excellent movie. Well worth seeing.

...and for what it's worth, I liked the sound-mixing on the gunshots. Excellent heavy/punchy sound that really communicated what it might feel like to get shot.


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