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So Close (2002) More at IMDbPro »Xi yang tian shi (original title)

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So Close -- A fast paced martial arts thriller about two high kicking assassin sisters, the criminals that hired them and an equally high kicking female cop that is hot on their trail. So Close will keep you on the edge of your seat!
So Close -- 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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Release Date:
12 September 2002 (Singapore) See more »
Tagline:
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Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Exciting See more (70 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Qi Shu ... Lynn

Wei Zhao ... Sue

Karen Mok ... Hong Yat Hong
Seung-heon Song ... 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

Josie Ho ... Ching (as Josephine Ho)
Sheung Mo Lam ... Lai Kai-joe
May Kwong ... May
Henry Fong ... Dad (as Fong Ping)

Hee Ching Paw ... Mom
Tats Lau ... Secret King (as Lau Yee Tat)
Hing-Yin Kam ... Captain
So Pik Wong ... May
Ben Lam ... Ben

Ricardo Mamood-Vega ... Peter (as Ricmamood)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Brian Kinney ... Reporter
Kenji Tanigaki
Johnnie Guy ... Conference Chairman (uncredited)
Leon Head ... Flashback Hitman (uncredited)
Leo Ku ... (uncredited)

Jude Poyer ... Flashback Killer (uncredited)
David John Saunders ... Flashback Hitman 2 (uncredited)
Dave Taylor ... Flashback Killer 3 (uncredited)

Russell Wait ... Conference Member (uncredited)

Directed by
Corey Yuen  (as Cory Yuen)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jeffrey Lau 

Produced by
Bo-Chu Chui .... producer
 
Original Music by
Sam Kao 
Kenji Tan 
 
Cinematography by
Kwok-Man Keung 
 
Film Editing by
Ka-Fai Cheung 
 
Production Design by
Eddy Wong 
 
Costume Design by
Jessie Dai 
Chung Man Yee 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Lai .... director: second unit director: second unit
Kai Keung Lai .... first assistant director
Julie Siu Wai Lau .... assistant director
Wai-Si Ng .... assistant director (as Vivian Ng)
 
Art Department
Sung Pong Choo .... storyboarding
Fu Kei Tse .... props
Kar Yan Yip .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Henry Dobson .... dubbing supervisor: international versions
Chris Goodes .... sound editor
James Harvey .... sound editor
Chung Wai Leung .... sound
Francis Ward Lindsay .... sound editor
Robert Mackenzie .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Pirola .... sound re-recording mixer
Blair Slater .... foley mixer & editor
Doris Wang .... dubbing editor: mandarin
 
Visual Effects by
Roger Bolton .... digital compositor: Complete Post
Francis Fung .... visual effects editor
Harry Ching Wei Hung .... lighting and texture artist: Menfond Electronic Art
Laurence Lok .... digital compositor
Samuel Mok .... visual effects compositor
Kerri Schwarze .... visual effects producer: Complete Post
David Tso .... opening credit sequence
David Tso .... visual effects compositor
Waikit Wan .... visual effects
Peggy Wong .... visual effects coordinator
 
Stunts
Jianyong Gao .... stunt coordinator
Ming Qiu .... stunt double: Wei Zhao
Corey Yuen .... stunt coordinator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Man Kit Chow .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Neil Wood .... colorist: dailies
 
Music Department
Wesley Tan .... music arranger
 
Other crew
Kwok-leung Lee .... continuity
Peggy Lee .... production controller
Chi-Kit Szeto .... script supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Xi yang tian shi" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Closer" - Japan (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for pervasive violence and a sexual conversation
Runtime:
UK:110 min | Poland:106 min (dvd release) | Argentina:111 min
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Goofs:
Continuity: The e-mail message changes; one line changes from "Give Lai a birthday kiss" to "Kiss Lai's ass for his birthday."See more »
Quotes:
Hong Yat Hong:[subtitled version] A gun is like a bird. If you don't grab it tightly enough, it flies away. If you grab it too tightly, it will die.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in To Each His Own Cinema (2007)See more »
Soundtrack:
Happy BirthdaySee more »

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15 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Exciting, 6 January 2006
Author: Kelly Maureen from Kellysville WV

The writers get no points for creating a cohesive or logical plot. It's all over the place. A guy creates a worldwide spying device and then he's killed in an attempt to steal it. Years later his two daughters use the device to become hired assassins and get away with all their crimes. One of the sisters falls from some Korean sex symbol and decides she wants to stop killing people for money. The other sister wants to keep going and so she tries to do a job on her own and she screws up. There's a rookie cop who pretty much figures it all out and she's hot on the sisters' trail. One of the guys who paid for a hit decides he wants to wipe out the sisters and the cop and then it's all kicking and shooting and wire fu for the last exciting 20 minutes or so. Like I said, the story is pretty poorly put together but you will enjoy almost every moment any of the sisters or the cop is on the screen. Karen Mok is brilliant as the tough, smart, sassy and sexy cop. Shu Qi and Vicki Zhao make for the cutest sisters you'll ever see on screen. Whenever any of these characters are fighting with good guys, bad guys, one another or each other, you will be amazed at the stylized kung fu artistry. Yes, there's a lot of wires and camera trickery but it never takes away from the enjoyment. And how many movies can turn "Close To You" into a action theme? Don't watch the English dubbed version if you can avoid it. Watch it either in Mandarin or Cantonese for full enjoyment.

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