A troubled hitman seeks aid from a forger to help him get papers to China. However, the drug lord has hired replacements to finish the job, and kill the hitman.

Director:

Antoine Fuqua

Writer:

Ken Sanzel
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chow Yun-Fat ... John Lee
Mira Sorvino ... Meg Coburn
Michael Rooker ... Stan 'Zeedo' Zedkov
Kenneth Tsang ... Terence Wei
Jürgen Prochnow ... Michael Kogan (as Jurgen Prochnow)
Til Schweiger ... Ryker
Danny Trejo ... Collins
Clifton Collins Jr. ... Loco (as Clifton Gonzalez Gonzalez)
Carlos Gómez ... Hunt (as Carlos Gomez)
Frank Medrano ... Rawlins
Leo Lee ... Lam
Patrick Kilpatrick ... Pryce
Randall Duk Kim ... Alan Chan
Andrew J. Marton Andrew J. Marton ... Stevie
Sydney Coberly Sydney Coberly ... Sara
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Storyline

John Lee is the best hitman money can buy. But when John refuses to kill because of the seven year-old son of his target, John's bosses send someone after John to kill him and then take his place in the ring of hitmen. John then teams up with Meg Coburn to help him escape these "Replacement Killers." Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

Conscience has no place in the heart of an assassin. See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Danny Trejo Danny Trejo's character speaks only 4 words in the movie... "What about me?" and "Checkmate". See more »

Goofs

During the carwash shootout, the car that John and Meg jump into becomes riddled with bullet holes. Whenever the camera angle switches to the more distant view, as they drive off, the bullet holes are gone. See more »

Quotes

[John Lee points his gun at the back of Collins head, and Collins realizes his time is up]
Collins: Checkmate.
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Alternate Versions

Available in an extended version on DVD and Blu-ray. See more »

Connections

Features Magoo's Private War (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

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Written by Jerrad Shain, Wes Ger and Ben Vaught
Performed by Hed P.E. (as (hed) pe)
Courtesy of Jive Records
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Very good Hong Kong stylised action movie Excellent
12 October 2000 | by zrow-2See all my reviews

Very entertaining movie however too short and lacks just a small bit of background story yet still mind blowing action.

Although its too Americanised and also the influence of a music video director as main director takes away a small bit.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Cantonese

Release Date:

6 February 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Replacement Killers See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,046,553, 8 February 1998

Gross USA:

$19,204,929

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,204,929
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS (8 channels)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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