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Hitman (1998)

Sat sau ji wong (original title)
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Two hitmen, one a novice and the other a veteran with poor luck, band together to find the "King of Killers" for whom there is a large reward.

Director:

Wei Tung (as Tung Wai)

Writers:

Hing-Ka Chan (as Chan Heng Ka), Kam Fu Cheng (as Cheng Kam Fu) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jet Li ... Fu
Eric Tsang ... Ngok Lo
Simon Yam ... Officer Chan Kwan
Gigi Leung ... Kiki (as GiGi Leung)
Timmy Ho Timmy Ho ... David Wu
Kwong Kim Yip Kwong Kim Yip ... Martin (as Ip Kwong Kim)
John Ching ... Kau (as Chen Tung)
Keiji Sato ... Eiji Tsukamoto (as Sato Keiji)
Hideri Meiken Hideri Meiken ... Sasaki (as Hidari Meiken)
Kenji Sahara Kenji Sahara ... Mr. Tsukamoto (as Sahara Kenji)
Paul Rapovski Paul Rapovski ... Tall Guy - Eiji's Bodyguard
Frankie Chi-Hung Ng ... Father at Amusement Park (as Ng Chi Hung)
Ta Lei ... Leung (as Tat Lui)
Jude Poyer ... Assassin
Shing-Hung Leung Shing-Hung Leung ... Brother Dog's Man
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Storyline

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 ravedragon

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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An army of one... for hire.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Country:

Hong Kong

Release Date:

3 April 1998 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

The Contract Killer See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (USA) (dubbed)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The "ashes" of the main villain's grandfather was actually sugar. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Kwan: [sipping some coffee] What's this?
[a secretary says it's decaf]
Kwan: Decaf? What the hell's the point of that?
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Alternate Versions

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 »

Connections

Spoofs A Better Tomorrow (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Let Me Talk To You
Written by K. Matlin / P. Laster / K. Thornton
Performed by Kutmasta Kurt
Courtesy of Threshhold Records, LLC
Published by Solid Funk Music (ASCAP)/Nog Nod Music (BMI)/Reverend Tom Music/Kokaw Music Inc. (ASCAP)
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Jet Li can act!!! :O
14 April 2000 | by kampbell_kidSee all my reviews

Out of all of Jet Li's films... this one shows off his acting talent than his martial arts. This film focuses way to much on the bland plot which is why your left only to deal with his acting which isn't that bad for someone that went from wushu champion to the acting gig.

Out of all the movies in my Jet Li collection... I don't suggest this one to anyone thats looking for a hardcore fighting film. Granted the last fight scene is very intense but it's only the last 10-15 mins of the film and it's full of patented Jet Li trademarked moves like his belt as a weapon and his hilarious 'bitch slaps' to the face. Most of the film is plot and slapstick humor.


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