Financially troubled, a newbie hitman reluctantly takes the job of finding the plotted killer of a Japanese tycoon, but things complicate when the tycoon is killed and he is forced to ally with a misfortunate hitman to find the "King of the Hitman."Written by
During the carnival scene where Fu knocks the gun out of his friend's hand, it switches from being a 1911 clone to a Beretta. When Ngok Lo picks it up, it switches back to being a 1911, but when he drops the gun it becomes a Beretta again. See more »
[sipping some coffee]
[a secretary says it's decaf]
Decaf? What the hell's the point of that?
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The US version, that is released by Columbia/TriStar (under the name "Contract Killer"), is cut by about 6 mins. The original version of the film, which it's original English title was "Hitman," runs at about 104 mins. The US version runs at 98 mins. Also, the original music has been removed and replaced with a soundtrack containing mostly rap and the English dub that is on Columbia/TriStar's version dumbs down the original version's dialog considerably. See more »
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Not Jet Li's best, but entertaining
The Hitman is Jet Li's last movie he made in Hong Kong before making his US debut in Lethal Weapon 4. It has a good support cast with Eric Tsang and Simon Yam. This is light-hearted and sometimes goofy action flick with a convoluted plot and some out of place comedy in what should be a wall to wall action film. The action that is in it is awesome with Jet Li's usual super human kung fu skills as well as a heavy dose of gunplay. Had the film been a little more serious, it would have went a long way. However, the action here is awesome and is a better movie than the Chuck Norris movie of the same name. However, not by a lot, especially if you take the action out of it.
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