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A female cop befriends a mysterious martial arts drifter, who turns out to be a deadly assassin.

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Chung Chi Li (as Li Chung Chi), Jing Wu

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Chi Keung Fung (as Fung Chi Keung)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jing Wu ... Bo Tong Lam
Celina Jade ... Hiu Wor
Kara Wai ... Boss
Zhanwen Kou Zhanwen Kou ... Timothy 'Chairman' Ma (as Kou Zhan Wen)
Chi Zhang Chi Zhang ... Chairman's Subordinate (as Zhang Chi)
Xueliang Zhu Xueliang Zhu ... Chairman's Subordinate (as Zhu Xue Liang)
Shan Peng Dang Shan Peng Dang ... Chairman's Subordinate (as Dang Shan Peng)
Man-Wai Chow Man-Wai Chow ... Sexy Girl (as Chow Man Wai)
Hau-Yiu Ng Hau-Yiu Ng ... Sexy Girl (as Ng Hau Yiu)
Yin-Ming Sin Yin-Ming Sin ... Sexy Girl (as Sin Yin Ming)
Noriko Aoyama Noriko Aoyama ... Miho Sasaki - Chairman Ma's Wife (as Aoyama Noriko)
Lik-Sun Fong ... Handson (as Alex Fong)
Jamie Wong Jamie Wong ... Police
Leo Lai Leo Lai ... Police
Suet Lam ... Fat Wing (as Lam Suet)
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An assassin who is fresh from his latest kill becomes stranded in an island, when he inadvertently befriends a female police officer (Celina Jade). As the night progresses, the unspoken truth honored by the two sides of the law is broken. After the remains of a body that belonged to a drug lord and syndicate crime leader are found, chaos ensues and criminals ravage the once peaceful streets in a race against time to find the mysterious murderer that's loose and out for blood. Written by Elizabeth

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Every Move Kills


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Rated R for violence and brief sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

Hong Kong | China

Release Date:

4 December 2008 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Legendary Assassin See more »

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Budget:

HKD 4,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Good martial arts, great song, extraordinary Celina Jade, horrible everything else
16 April 2014 | by Bob-45See all my reviews

I rented "Legendary Assassin" because I liked Celina Jade on "Arrow," and because I was looking for a special actress to appear in my movie. Celina, who is Amerasian, has great international appeal. A friend of mine was absolutely convinced she was Latin. However, as much as I liked Celina as "Shado" on "Arrow," her role was pretty one-dimensional. However, in "Legendary Assassin," Celina is extraordinary, managing to be beautiful, cute, funny, sexy and sad in a single role. Not to mention, Celina has a singing voice that rivals Christina Aguilera, which is no small feat, and her "Legendary Assassin love theme" is a bravura performance. You should watch the music video, because the song, which plays over the end credits (and is featured on the radio, in one sequence) is never performed in its entirety. Lead actor Jacky Wu (Wu Jing) is a skilled martial artist. Unfortunately, his opponents are not and the fight scenes are just so-so. Far worse is the story, dialog, and the acting of almost all of the supporting players. Kara Hui, who is not too bad, is still totally unconvincing as a menacing villain. Jacky Wu may be a good actor, but his character is so wooden, one would never know. Almost everyone else has been encouraged to overact, typical of terrible direction. Almost every scene, except the first, is listlessly shot and edited. Even the opening credits are inept. However, Celina brightens every scene she is in. She will make a wonderful leading lady in my movie and will, hopefully, become the international star she deserves to be. Oh, one other positive note. In the movie, Celina has a beautiful Persian cat.

I rate "Legendary Assassin a "5".


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