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: There's a French movie. Alain Delon. I can't remember the name but there's a scene just like this. Go and get a copy!
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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

Nasty
Performed and Music by Dave Klotz
Published by Zerafa Music Inc.
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User Reviews

 
Excellent!
13 December 2003 | by kz7See all my reviews

For the fans of the so-called "Hong Kong blood opera" -genre this movie is a must see. Great visual styling, great acting, excellent script with originality and good directing. There is constantly the feeling of great drama even in the occasional moment of stillness. When you've seen all the classics by John Woo then movies like this are where you should continue.


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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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