The Killer (1989)
The nickname is used in some English dubtitle translations.
finale w/ Gregory Peck & Jennifer Jones
The beach shootout where Jeff saves the little girl is Woo's homage to Akira Kurosawa's Yojimbo
The "sunglasses gag" (where Jeff sees the reflection of his would-be killers in his sunglasses) was taken from Narazumo
Chow Yun-Fat's character plays the harmonica in a way rather similar to Charles Bronson's Harmonica.
Jeff and Li's "Mexican standoff" in Jennie's apartment was inspired by Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch, as well as the "pep talk" to each other before they enter the last part of the church shootout.
Jennie's "vision" of Jeff behind a sea of blood is taken from Stanley Kubrick's The Shining.
finale w/ Monica Vitti in this film by Antonioni
Execution scene is alluded to.
The original score was partially re-used in John Woo's "The Killer" from 1989
use of cue from David Michael Frank's score
"Big Nose" fantasizes that he is Chow Yun-Fat in The Killer while imagining ways to punish his wife and the police captain who he believes are having an affair.
Similar use of slow motion. Certain shots pay homage to this movie.
Final climactic battle in a church, many characters also shot while using two pistols too
Antonia Banderas's character shoots using two guns.
Quoted by director Christophe Gans
final shootout takes place at a church
Ordells talks about how his clients want to buy dual 45s because the want to be like "The Killer"
Video case is shown in a video store.
the major action setpiece in the church.
Brendan Fraser's character shoots using two guns.
Hit men dressed in the traditional John Woo hit man garb.
the gun face-off
The shooting and use of bullet time mechanics were an inspiration.
The Murder at "Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Festival"
Action scene takes place in a church, like it is featured in the climax of "The Killer"
Was one of three films shown to Uma Thurman to prepare her for her role as The Bride.
Jeffrey (Yun-Fat Chow), wearing a white shirt, gets shot in his leftarm and uses fire to close the wound. The killer in De Zaak Alzheimer does the exact same thing. Plus, a sculpture of the Holy Virgin Mary gets shot to pieces, just like in The Killer. The director of De Zaak Alzheimer (Erik Van Looy) is a big John Woo fan.
Title is mentioned during interview.
Deka Red engages Volka in a gun fight with two guns then battle in a church complete with doves.
What Goes Around... (2006) pays homage to Dip hyut shueng hung (1989) as it is mentioned by name and watched by Talal, the main character.
Uses a climactic Heroic Bloodshed styled shootout in a Church
the famous action scene in the church.
in the subway scene, Agent 47 and another Hitman do a little 'ballet of bloodshed' dance in almost the exact same why Chow Yun Fat and Danny Lee do in Jennie's apartment in The Killer. The movement, camera angle and choreography is nod to John Woo's HK film.
Thugnificent's says his statue is based on the film
The reference is in Moriero's torture scenes.
Song of Sally yeh has been copied which can be listened in background music
Specific camera shots and stunts are reproduced in tribute to this John Woo film
Heavy Duty shots using two machine guns at the same time
the church shootout is referenced.
Castle says to Beckett, "I will be distracting myself with a double feature of The Killer and Hard Boiled".
The church scene contains references to John Woo's The Killer and its church scenes, including a dove picture and reminiscent background music.
Theme song by 'Sally Yeh' played in Dragon Inn scene.
Scene with sad Vito smoking thoughtfully to harmonica music was inspired by the ending of this movie by 'John Woo'.
Gun fight in church is a homage to the film.
DVD is shown in Matt's room.
Video case is shown ("The Killer").
Rich alludes to it.
Part of David Frank's score was used
An excerpt from this film is featured.
Blindsided is #8.
The moment where Bart and Mr. Burns hold guns at each other's temples spoofs the film.
At a film shooting location, the "boss" who admires "Die Xue Shuang Xion" instructs the director to add some flying doves to an assassination scene.
one white dove is crossing the screen just as in The Killer, and is then followed by many more
Heroic bloodshed food fight