After failing to save his wife from 'The Doctor', Kit Li is working as a bodyguard and secret stunt double for the cowardly martial arts film star Frankie Lane. Frankie attends an ... See full summary »
The story is set in both Hong Kong and the U.S. So goes to the U.S. to open a martial arts school. Around this time, many Chinese people were sold off to U.S. railroad companies, and were ... See full summary »
An undercover cop struggling to provide for his son and ailing wife, must infiltrate a ruthless gang. But things turn sour when another cop blows his cover and he quickly finds himself battling for his life and the lives of his family.
Uncle Tak, the old martial-arts master and medicine in normal life has severe problems with his former student Jonny, who wants nothing more than to kill his old master to show everyone who... See full summary »
A young father and his infant son are beset by forces of evil and corruption. They wander China, upholding their sense of honor and protecting the weak. When they are forced into combat, ... See full summary »
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Two friends, ex Shaolin monks, part ways as they brush with the ongoing rebellion against the government. The ambitious one rises up to be a powerful military commander, while his betrayed friend resorts to learn the calm ways of Tai Chi.
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
In the scene where they are buying clothes for Jet Li's character, Jet dresses up as several well known movie hitmen, the most obvious is Leon (the Professional) See more »
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 »
Jet Li (Hero, Black Mask etc.) and Erik Tsang (Infernal Affairs) star in this wire fu action flick with an identity crisis. We start in kind of Jackie Chan territory with plenty of humour with Li a bumbling incompetent hit-man and Tsang a small time crook getting involved in a multi-million dollar 'hit'. As the film goes on all the comedy moments are forgotten and we begin to move into a serious action flick involving a bit more gun play than the usual Jet Li film, in fact it comes across at times as a cross between a Jet Li film and a John Woo heroic bloodshed type affair.
The action sequences are all to the high standard expected of Jet with a few added gun play sequences. Li is very likable in the lead role and Tsang is very good in his sidekick role showing a different persona to his performance in Infernal affairs.
Overall a fairly good hong kong action flick but the differing styles clash at times 6/10
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