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Fulltime Killer (2001)

Chuen jik sat 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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Details

Country:

Hong Kong

Release Date:

3 August 2001 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Fulltime Killer See more »

Filming Locations:

Bangkok, Thailand See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,676, 23 March 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$14,992, 6 April 2003
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 play video games?
O: Yes.
Tok: Familiar with Metal Slug?
O: I can play it all night with one coin.
Tok: Good! Know where the hidden weapons are?
O: I know it by heart!
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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 Point Break (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Where My Heart Belongs
Performed and Lyrics by Alla Kadysh
Music by Guy Zerafa and Alex Khaskin
Published by Zerafa Music Inc., Salieri Music Publishing Inc. and Dummy Babe Music
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Over the top Hong-Kong actioneer Charming and violent.
21 August 2005 | by stormrustonSee all my reviews

This is one of the better Hong-Kong bullet fest to be released in a while.

The movie sets are good, the action fast, the gritty cold violence reasonably to excellently done. All the actors are good with kudo's going to Andy Lau for stealing many of the scenes.

The basic story is about a flamboyant over the top new assassin hoping to take over number 1 spot held by a disciplined introspective killer.

There are a couple of important sub plots involving a women and of course the cop trying to chase them both down.

This movie is all about set action pieces and how well they can be executed...that that is pretty darn well.

A fun movie with a charismatic cast and lots of blood and bullets.


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