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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

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
Ki 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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Storyline

The brothers Chow Nunn and Chow Lui's giant computer company is facing a tense crisis - a powerful computer virus is rapidly wiping out their computer network. At the last minute a cyber-friend arrives to join the battle. The mysterious 'Angel.com' battles the virus and saves the company. Invited by Chow Lui for a visit in person, Angel.com arrives in the form of the beautiful Lynn. But it turns out Lynn is a professional assassin with amazing high-tech and kung fu skills. She kills Chow Lui with cyanide hidden in a pair of sunglasses. She's aided by her sister Sue, who operates the pair's World Panorama surveillance system, which allows them to tap into any video security system in the world. Young cop Kong Yat Hong and her partner Mark are put on the case. Hong has a brilliant mind and immediately senses she's dealing with a killer with very special skills. Realizing they are facing a tough adversary, Lynn and Sue become fascinated with Hong as well. Lynn runs into Yan, the cousin ... Written by <christian_wong2002@yahoo.com>

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Looks ni damasareru na [Japan] See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

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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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

Throughout the movie's fighting scenes Sue's boots keep changing from high-heeled to low-heels and back again. See more »

Quotes

Hong Yat Hong: [subtitled version] A gun is like a bird. If you don't grab it tightly enough, it flies away. If you grab it too tightly, it will die.
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Connections

Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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Written by Karen Mok
Performed by Karen Mok
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (Taiwan) Ltd.
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A great flick
6 July 2003 | by DanStarkeySee all my reviews

While Shu Qi is, of course, exquisitely beautiful, her robotic acting quickly becomes boring and is not what makes So Close such a great action film. Thankfully, the film is primarily a female 'buddy' film, focussing on Shu Qi's kid sister co-bandit Vicki Zhao and Zhao's evolving relationship with policewoman Karen Mok. Zhao and Mok manage to infuse a standard HK action plot with emotion and complexity, and the film becomes "The Killer" meets "24 Hours." Great cinematography, great action, and loved the shots of Zhao biting her lip with tension and Mok mouthing words at Zhao. Could have done without two gratuitous flying scenes of Zhao near the end, though, which add a jarring CTHD note to the otherwise enjoyable action. But the final sword fight is magnificent. Zhao could become a great actress.


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