HITMAN * (Theatrical Release Hong Kong 1998)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.8|5.0 Starsììì

Hong Kong action flick with all the right perks to make it more than worth watching—sports a complicated storyline that can be a bit difficult to follow but still delivers Jet Li at his best. The script, well-written, relies on the direction skills of Wei Tung who does an outstanding job of delivering an entertainment piece that appeals to an international audience. The movie compares well with the best of the Jackie Chan action flicks.

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In the event of a successful assassination attempt, crime boss Tsukamoto (Kenji Sahara) sets up a $100 million bounty hunter and elimination fund. After he is assassinated, multiple persons step up to find his killer.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Wei Tung for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Gordon Chan and Todd King for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Fu (Jet Li), Ngok Lo (Eric Tsang), Officer Chan Kwan (Simon Yam), Kiki (Gigi Leung), David Wu (Timmy Ho), Martin (Kwong Kim Yip), Kau (John Ching), Eiji Tsukamoto (Keiji Sato), and Sasaki (Hideri Meiken).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. Really good work for actors Jet Li and Eric Tsang. The movie does not disappoint. Captivating.

*This film also known as: Contract Killer

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