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R| 1 hr. 26 min.

Plot Summary
Hired assassin John Lee (Chow Yun-Fat) is asked by Chinatown crime boss Terence Wei (Kenneth Tsang) to murder the young son of policeman Stan Zedkov (Michael Rooker). Lee has the boy in his sights, but his conscience gets the better of him, and he spares the child's life. Afraid that Wei will take revenge on his family in China, Lee seeks out expert forger Meg Coburn (Mira Sorvino) to obtain the passport he needs to get out of the country, but a band of replacement killers is soon on his trail.

Cast: Chow Yun-Fat , Mira Sorvino , Michael Rooker , Jürgen Prochnow , Kenneth Tsang , Til Schweiger , Danny Trejo , Clifton Gonzalez Gonzalez

Director: Antoine Fuqua

Genres: Action

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

The Replacement Killers (1998)

Release Date: February 6th, 1998|1 hr. 26 min.

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  • It's beautifully shot by first-time feature director Antoine Fuqua, whose eye for sensual surfaces, deft camera moves and elegant framing was refined with commercials and music videos show more

  • It's a high-gloss version of a Hong Kong action picture, made in America but observing the exuberance of a genre where surfaces are everything. show more

  • The plot is so thin that it's not really worth thinking about, but director Antoine Fuqua and cinematographer Peter Lyons Collister have put so much effort into the feel and appearance of the movie that it held my attention. show more

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