International superstar CHOW YUN-FAT (John Woo's Hard-Boiled) makes his Hollywood debut with Oscar Winner MIRA SORVINO (1995 Best Supporting Actress, Mighty Aphrodite) in THE REPLACEMENT KILLERS, a fierce and explosive action thriller from director ANTOINE FUQUA (Coolio's "Gangsta's Paradise" video). After he betrays Mr. Wei, the ruthless crime boss who hired him to avenge his son's death, professional killer John Lee (CHOW) goes on the run. Enlisting the aid of beautiful document forger Meg Coburn (SORVINO), Lee attempts to return to his family in China before they are victimized by his betrayal. But Wei's army of "replacement killers" is hot on his trail, and now both he and Meg are targets of their impressive firepower. With both sides fully armed and determined to fight to the death, an ultra-violent shoot-out breaks out when they finally face off against each other. It's "a seamless fusion of Hong Kong action-adventure style and cool" (The New York Times) that will blow everyone away -- including you!

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The Replacement Killers (1998)

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Action/Crime/Suspense/Thriller · 1h 27m · 2/6/1998

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Kill or be replaced.

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International superstar CHOW YUN-FAT (John Woo's Hard-Boiled) makes his Hollywood debut with Oscar Winner MIRA SORVINO (1995 Best Supporting Actress, Mighty Aphrodite) in THE REPLACEMENT KILLERS, a fierce and explosive action thriller from director ANTOINE FUQUA (Coolio's "Gangsta's Paradise" video). After he betrays Mr. Wei, the ruthless crime boss who hired him to avenge his son's death, professional killer John Lee (CHOW) goes on the run. Enlisting the aid of beautiful document forger Meg Coburn (SORVINO), Lee attempts to return to his family in China before they are victimized by his betrayal. But Wei's army of "replacement killers" is hot on his trail, and now both he and Meg are targets of their impressive firepower. With both sides fully armed and determined to fight to the death, an ultra-violent shoot-out breaks out when they finally face off against each other. It's "a seamless fusion of Hong Kong action-adventure style and cool" (The New York Times) that will blow everyone away -- including you!

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Status

Released

Languages

English, Chinese/Mandarin

Country

United States

Production Companies

Columbia Pictures Corporation, Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, WCG Entertainment Productions

Budget

$30,000,000

Revenue

$35,100,000
Cast
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Yun-Fat Chow

John Lee (as Chow Yun-Fat)
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Mira Sorvino

Meg Coburn
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Michael Rooker

Stan 'Zeedo' Zedkov
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Kenneth Tsang

Terence Wei
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Jürgen Prochnow

Michael Kogan (as Jurgen Prochnow)
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Til Schweiger

Ryker
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Danny Trejo

Collins
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Clifton Collins Jr.

Loco (as Clifton Gonzalez Gonzalez)
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Carlos Gómez

Hunt (as Carlos Gomez)
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Frank Medrano

Rawlins
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Leo Lee

Lam
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Patrick Kilpatrick

Pryce
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Randall Duk Kim

Alan Chan
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Andrew J. Marton

Stevie
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Sydney Coberly

Sara
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Yau-Gene Chan

Peter Wei
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Carlos Leon

Romero
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Nicki Micheaux

Technician
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Max Daniels

Smuggler
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James Wing Woo

Priest
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Albert Wong

Old Man
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Christopher Doyle

Thug (as Chris Doyle)
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Joe Bucaro III

Thug (as Joey Bucaro III)
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Robert Apisa

Thug (as Bob Apisa)
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Norm Compton

Thug (as Norm F. Compton)
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Cle Shaheed Sloan

Banger
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Paul Higgins

Banger
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James Lew

Bodyguard
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Thomas Rosales Jr.

Gangster
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Eddie Perez

Gangster
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Mario Roberts

Gangster
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Jimmy Ortega

Gangster
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Richard L. Duran

Gangster (as Richard Duran)
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David Gene Gibbs

Helicopter Pilot
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Rodger LaRue

Helicopter Pilot
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Steven Garcia

Young John (uncredited)
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Matthew Hurley

Arcade goon (uncredited)
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Al Leong

Gunman (uncredited)
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Rocco Salata

Swat Team Member (uncredited)
Crew
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Antoine Fuqua

Director
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Ken Sanzel

Writer
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