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So Close (2002)

Xi yang tian shi (original title)
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A conflict of interest between two high-kicking assassin sisters is complicated as they're pursued by the criminals who hired them and an equally high-kicking female cop.

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Corey Yuen (as Cory Yuen)

Writer:

Jeffrey Lau
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Qi Shu ... Lynn
Wei Zhao ... Sue
Karen Mok ... Hong Yat Hong
Seung-heon Song ... Yen (as Song Seung Hun)
Yasuaki Kurata ... Master
Deric Wan ... Master (as Derek Wan)
Michael Wai Michael Wai ... Ma Siu Ma
Sau Sek ... Chow Lui
Kei-Yan Lam ... Alice
Josie Ho ... Ching (as Josephine Ho)
Sheung Mo Lam Sheung Mo Lam ... Lai Kai-joe
May Kwong May Kwong ... May
Henry Fong ... Dad (as Fong Ping)
Hee Ching Paw ... Mom
Tats Lau ... Secret King (as Lau Yee Tat)
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Get closer... soko wa kanojo no shateikyori [Japan] See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive violence and a sexual conversation | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Goofs

When Hong entered the building to help Sue near the end, she shot two times but killed three security guards. See more »

Quotes

Master: Sometimes the most dangerous place turns out to be the safest.
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Connections

Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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Happy Birthday
Written by Patty S. Hill and Mildred J. Hill
Performed by Zhao Wei
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And yet so far.
17 July 2003 | by padre_delmarSee all my reviews

This could have been awesome. And at times, it gets there. This is basically a Hong-Kong Charlie's Angels. Usually I avoid making statements like this, but it's hard not to since Charlie's Angels does seem to be a major point of reference. It is based around two young, attractive women with an expanse of gadgetry at there disposal, whose work gets in the way of their love life and who get to kick major ass. The only difference is that the women are hired assassins, rather than hired crime fighters. The film makers seem to openly acknowledge where they stole their ideas from, giving Lynn's character the codename of 'The Computer Angel'.

The plot is non-sensical, the script wooden and the characters basically huge cardboard cut-outs. But then, this is a Hong-Kong action movie after all, and the plot is really just an vague structure to link together the visually arresting action sequences. And the action sequences, on a whole, are very well executed. At times they stretch too far. They try and acheive the visual trickery of Charlie's Angels, The Matrix, Crouching Tiger et all, but, due to the smaller budget, don't always pull it off sucsessfully.

The idea of women rolling about in t-shirts and tiny shorts by day, and kicking ass by night, is either hugely empowering or deeply degrading to women everywhere, depending on which side of the fence you are on. And the plot development of the criminal and the police officer earning new respect for each other by joining forces seems to be the blueprint for all H-K action flicks.

At the end of the day, if you like your movies big, dumb and action packed, this is really good fun. It's just been done a lot better. The film does get one superlative though, gaining the title of "most blatant product placement ever".


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Official Sites:

A.D.2, Inc. [United States]

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin | Cantonese | English

Release Date:

12 September 2002 (Singapore) See more »

Also Known As:

So Close See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,702, 14 September 2003

Gross USA:

$76,584

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$810,243
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1.85 : 1
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