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Fulltime Killer (2001)

Chuen zik saat sau (original title)
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Two very different hitmen find themselves to be in each other's way. They use all their skill to solve the problem.

Directors:

Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai (as Wai Ka Fai)

Writers:

Ho-Cheung Pang (novel) (as Edmond Pang), Ka-Fai Wai (screenplay) (as Wai Ka Fai) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Andy Lau ... Lok Tok-Wah
Takashi Sorimachi ... O
Simon Yam ... Albert Lee
Kelly Lin ... Chin
Cherrie Ying ... Gigi
Suet Lam ... Fat Ice (as Lam Suet)
Teddy Lin ... C7 (as Teddy Li)
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Storyline

For many years professional assassin O has resided in an isolated world of killing and loneliness, which only becomes worse after the death of his love, Nancy. But his life begins to change once he meets the innocent Chin. Chin, hired to clean O's apartment. However, soon the flamboyent and reckless Tok enters Chin's life with a mission--to unveil O's identity and usurp his place as the number one sharp-shooting assassin in the game. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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A story of two killers with different ideals...


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong violence, some language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

During the movie theater sequence, the trailer for The Mission (1999) can be seen playing, which is another film made by Johnnie To. See more »

Goofs

When the Interpol agents are reading about Tok's collapse during a shooting competition, the word "collapses" is misspelled "collopses" in the book they are reading. See more »

Quotes

Tok: You remind me of Emu in Crying Freeman. She was a quiet girl, but turned into a sexy woman when she meets an assassin.
Chin: Don't tease me. Sometimes I almost believe you're a killer.
Tok: Give me 15 minutes. I gotta kill some people. Be right back.
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Alternate Versions

Fulltime Killer has an alternate ending which played in Malaysia. It ends before Inspector Lee exits the café and realizes that Miss Chin's version of the story may not be the real one. Also, new footage is inserted of the authorities apprehending one of the killers after their climactic duel. See more »

Connections

References Desperado (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Young Girl Standing
Performed and Lyrics by Marni Bacharier
Music by Guy Zerafa and Marni Bacharier
Published by M. B. Schulman Music Inc. and Zerafa Music Inc.
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High style, low substance
4 April 2005 | by cheroldSee all my reviews

There seem to be a lot of Japanese movies that are pure exercises in style. I tend to like highly cinematic movies, so I usually enjoy myself, but somewhere along the way I always seem to go from thinking, this is just so cool to thinking, is there some point here. Fulltime Killer is lots of fun. It is very stylish, looks nice and has some very striking scenes. But it has about as much depth as a piece of typing paper. There's not much in the way of character development, and the movie feels increasingly unconvincing as it progresses. So while there is stuff I love, like the scene with the grenades, the movie as a whole failed to connect with me on any sort of intellectual or emotional level. Still, it is lots of fun, and I was torn between giving it a 7 or an 8 (which is usually the quandary I face when rating stylish, empty movies). Well worth watching, but not worth remembering.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Release Date:

3 August 2001 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Chuen jik sat sau See more »

Filming Locations:

Bangkok, Thailand See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,676, 23 March 2003

Gross USA:

$23,124

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$181,662
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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