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Xi yang tian shi (2002)

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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Lynn
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Sue
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Hong Yat Hong
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Yen (as Song Seung Hun)
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Derek Wan ...
Master
Michael Wai ...
Ma Siu Ma
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Chow Nunn (as Siu-Lun Wan)
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Chow Lui
Ki Yan Lam ...
Alice
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Ching (as Josephine Ho)
Sheung Mo Lam ...
Lai Kai-joe
May Kwong ...
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Henry Fong ...
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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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So Close  »

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Opening Weekend:

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

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$31,702 (USA) (12 September 2003)
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Goofs

When Hong entered the building to help Sue near the end, she shot two times but killed three security guards. See more »

Quotes

Sue: [subtitled version] Don't forget the cake and candies I ordered from the Orchid Bakery.
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They Long To Be (Close To You)
Music by Burt Bacharach and lyrics by Hal David
Performed by Corrine May
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (Taiwan) Ltd.
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Entertaining action film for everyone
14 December 2002 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

I went in not expecting to enjoy the film, because generally I do not like watching action films. However, the action scenes in So Close were chereographed very well and with such painstaking panache that you are drawn into the fight scenes, the plot and the general mood of the story, which by the way is not bad (in fact, I would say it's quite good for a Hongkong movie, considering these days of falling standards in the industry and rampant piracy). Singapore showed the original undubbed version - and I thought Shu Qi and Vicki Zhao's mellifluous Mandarin was a pleasure to listen to. Shu Qi burns up the screen as usual in her sultry pouty poses, but I am surprised by the amount of emotional depth she invested into the more dramatic moments of this fabulously entertaining movie. She destroys the notion that she's just a bimbo export to Hollywood, especially with her recent 'Transporter'. Vicki Zhao was fabulous as her younger sister too - though she didn't quite manage to come off looking like she acted very well, she still managed to endear herself to audiences, being the likeable younger sister and all. But the surprise is towards the end, where Vicki's character gains maturity after the tragedy and she works towards proving that she is able to stand on par with her sister. Karen Mok is funny and entertaining and serious too - yes, it's a contradiction, but a real contradiction. She manages to come off looking cool and collected as the female cop that pursues Shu Qi and Vicki Zhao, with the intelligence of James Bond and the crappy fluffiness of a female magazine. This movie is fabulously entertaining and a treat for fans of the halcyon days of Hongkong cinema. Watch out for the gag during the car chase involving Karen Mok and Vicki Zhao. You'll love it.


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