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The Killer (Dip huet seung hung) (1989)

The Killer
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7.9 IMDB rating

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Yun-Fat Chow

Yun-Fat Chow

Ah Jong
Danny Lee

Danny Lee

Insp. Li Ying / Little Eagle
Sally Yeh

Sally Yeh

Jennie
Kong Chu

Kong Chu

Fung Sei
Kenneth Tsang

Kenneth Tsang

Sgt. Tsang Yeh
Fui-On Shing

Fui-On Shing

Wong Hoi
Wing-Cho Yip

Wing-Cho Yip

Wong Dung-Yu
Fan Wei Yee

Fan Wei Yee

Paul Yau


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John Woo

John Woo

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A really overrated movie

4 years, 6 months ago at Aug 20 8:54
Back in the 90's, John Woo was really hot and considered as an icon for many directors such as Quentin Tarantino. "The Killer" is supposed to be his "masterpiece"... I thought it was just bad. Lot of shootings, lot of slow motion... The top was one of the last scenes : There are the 2 main characters. If I recall correctly the woman was blind from the start and the man became blind during one thos... read more

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3 years, 3 months ago at Nov 30 6:07
A Hong Kong assassin, Ah Jong (Chow Yun-fat), is on his last job for the Triad (a criminal organization), but accidentally damages the eyes of a young nightclub singer named Jennie (Sally Yeh) with a muzzle flash in a shootout. After the attack, Ah Jong begins to watch Jennie perform at the nightclub and escorts her home when she is attacked by thugs. Jennie and Ah Jong begin to fall in love durin... read more
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Release date: 1 September 1990
UPC: 715515008976
Action (8), Hong Kong (8), 1980s (8), Crime (6), Martial Arts (5), Hitman (5), Gangster (5), Shootout (4), Remake (4), Police Detective (3), Foreign Language (3), Gore (3), Plumber (3), Idealism (3), 1989 (2), Drama (2), Nickname (2), Revenge (2), Eye Exam (2), Shot In The Forehead (1)
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