by Edmond Pang
|Edited by||David M. Richardson|
|Distributed by||Teamwork Motion Pictures|
Fulltime Killer (simplified Chinese: 全职杀手; traditional Chinese: 全職殺手) is a 2001 Hong Kong action film produced and directed by Johnnie To, and also written, produced and directed by Wai Ka-fai, and also produced by and starring Andy Lau. The film was released in the Hong Kong on 3 August 2001.
The film is based on Pang Ho-cheung's novel of the same name. It is informally known by Hong Kong English title You & I.
Based on a book by Hong Kong filmmaker Pang Ho-cheung, Fulltime Killer protagonist O is a hitman being challenged by new hotshot Lok Tok-wah. O has lived a life of seclusion as the number one hitman in Asia. The woman living at his contact address is captured after O foils a set-up by his boss. He then goes on the run whilst trying to fend off his adversary. The last part of the movie focuses on an Interpol detective's attempt to write the story of Tok and O.
The film has two endings. The normal one that appeared in theaters and the special ending for Malaysia where O and Chin end up being caught by police. This was supposedly done as per special request to show that "Crime doesn't pay".
- Andy Lau as Lok Tok-wah
- Takashi Sorimachi as O
- Simon Yam as Albert Lee
- Kelly Lin as Ms Chin
- Cherrie Ying as Gigi
- Lam Suet as Fat Ice
- Rocky Lai as Bald thug
- Liu Chun-hung as Man in Bangkok Jail
- Teddy Li as C7
- Ernest Mauser as Priest
- Wong Chi-wai as Policeman in Singapore
- Lam Chung-kei as Cop
Fulltime Killer has a rating of 56% on Rotten Tomatoes.
- Official website
- Fulltime Killer at the Internet Movie Database
- Fulltime Killer at AllMovie
- Fulltime Killer at Rotten Tomatoes
- Fulltime Killer at LoveHKFilm.com
- HK cinemagic entry