• The Replacement Killers (1998)

The Replacement Killers

Release Date: February 6th, 1998

DVD Release Date: July 1st, 1998

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 Collins Jr.

Director: Antoine Fuqua

Genres: Action

Production Co: Columbia Pictures, WCG Entertainment Productions, Brillstein-Grey Entertainment

Distributors: Columbia Pictures

Keywords: Sacrifice, Transformation, 1990s, Family, Escape, Son, Los Angeles, Police station, Revenge, Police officer, Lighthearted, Suspenseful

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    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

  • 63
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    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

  • 50
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    The story has more violence than brains, but Hong Kong action star Chow makes an interestingly moody impression in his first Hollywood role. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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