The Replacement Killers (1998)

R   |    |  Action, Crime, Thriller

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A troubled hitman seeks aid from a forger to help him get papers to China. However, the drug lord has hired replacements to finish the job, and kill the hitman.




  • Chow Yun-Fat as John Lee
  • Clifton Collins Jr. in The Replacement Killers (1998)
  • Jill Hennessy at an event for The Replacement Killers (1998)
  • Til Schweiger in The Replacement Killers (1998)
  • Minnie Driver at an event for The Replacement Killers (1998)
  • Joely Fisher and Tricia Leigh Fisher at an event for The Replacement Killers (1998)

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16 January 2019 | tabuno
| A Decent If Not Really Superior Action Movie
18 August 2013. The beginning had the gritty Miami Vice (2006) look and beat of director Michael Mann. Antoine Fuqua in his first directorial job and known for his subsequent hit Training Day (2001) and more recently Olympus Has Fallen (2013) did reasonable well. The plot was understandable if not original and his attempts at humanizing the characters and time spent was reflective of his future efforts. Surprising its the main character as a hit man played by Yun-Fat Chow that's a letdown. His scripted behavior as a hit-man doesn't have the finesse or the dazzling exploitation of martial arts that other action movies has shown to retain a high level of interest. Other preferable viewing options would be Matt Damon's Bourne Identity (2002) set a high bar for cool-headed and engaging assassination work. Shadowboxer (2005), Wild Target (2009), Leon: The Professional (1994), Enemy of the State (1998), Elektra (2005), The Air I Breathe (2007), Pulp Fiction (1994).

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,046,553 8 February 1998

Gross USA:


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