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The Killer (Dip huet seung hung) (1989)

The Killer
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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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A really overrated movie

5 years, 5 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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4 years, 2 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
Tags: Action (9), Hong Kong (9), 1980s (9), Crime (7), Gangster (5), Martial Arts (5), Hitman (5), Remake (4), Shootout (4), Plumber (3), Police Detective (3), 1989 (3), Foreign Language (3), Idealism (3), Drama (3), Gore (3), Thriller (2), Revenge (2), Blindness (2), Nickname (2)
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"I first got introduced to John Woo with his extremely famous Hard Boiled, which is one of my 10 favorite action movies easy. So I went into The Killer with high expectations and it definitely delivered. I really enjoyed the music in this movie (which was sampled by Raekwon on his famous debut album), and Chow Yung Fat has so much screen presence here it's unreal. The shootouts are visceral, violent, and soaked in blood... and what's not to like here? It's a damn good action film that I'll defini"


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