Tuesday, May 6, 2008

The Replacement Killers (1998)

The Replacement Killers starred Chow Yun Fat and Mira Sorvino, and was Chow's American debut. Chow Yun Fat played John Lee, a hitman hired to kill the 7-year old son of an L.A. cop (Michael Rooker) who killed a Chinese Triad boss's son during a shootout. Since Lee can't bring himself to kill the child, the Triad boss Wei responds by threatening Lee's family back in China as well as hiring other hitmen to finish the job. Desperate to return and protect his family, Lee turns to forger Meg Coburn (Mira Sorvino) to provide him with a new passport, but Wei's men track them down and shoot up her office before she can complete the papers. Now Coburn and Lee must outrun both the new hitmen and the police while finding a way to save Lee's family as well as the officer's.

Chow Yun Fat headsculpt by Dragon

I think Chow was the first guy to shoot with two guns in his Hong Kong films directed by John Woo, who loves to have doves flying across the screen (his signature)

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