18 certificateThe Replacement Killers is a Film programme that first aired in 1998 and has been classified a 18 certificate.

The Replacement Killers is a 3 star programme

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The Replacement Killers (1998)

Directed by
Antoine Fuqua

John Lee (Yun-Fat Chow) is an assassin with a very troubled conscience. He owes a debt to Terence Wei (Kenneth Tsang), L.A.'s Chinatown drug-lord. In order to ensure the continued safety of his mother and sister back in Beijing, he must do the bidding of Mr. Wei, who runs his U.S. criminal empire with an iron fist.

Wei's son, Peter (Yau-Gene Chan) manages to get himself into a wild shootout with the police and is killed by detective Stan "Zeedo" Zedkov (Michael Rooker), so Wei orders Lee to retaliate by shooting Zedkov's small son, making sure that the child dies in his father's arms.

Perfectly able to cope with killing drug dealers and gangsters, Lee can't bring himself to murder a child. So he tries to flee, turning to forger Meg Coburn (Mira Sorvino) for a fake passport.

However, Wei's men track Lee down, and he and Meg are forced into a reluctant partnership. Can they avoid Wei's hired guns, led by the heartless Kogan (Jurgen Prochnow), and stop the replacement killers (Danny Trejo and Til Schweiger).

This is Hong Kong action star Chow Yun-Fat's American debut.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 100 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1998

3/5 Stars

Classification: 18 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for Yun-Fat ChowYun-Fat Chow...John Lee
Image for Mira SorvinoMira Sorvino...Meg Coburn
Image for Michael RookerMichael Rooker...Stan 'Zeedo' Zedkov
Kenneth Tsang...Terence Wei
Image for Jürgen ProchnowJürgen Prochnow...Michael Kogan
Til Schweiger...Ryker
Image for Danny TrejoDanny Trejo...Collins
Clifton Collins Jr....Loco
Image for Carlos GómezCarlos Gómez...Hunt
Frank Medrano...Rawlins
Leo Lee...Lam
Patrick Kilpatrick...Pryce
Randall Duk Kim...Alan Chan
Andrew J. Marton...Stevie
Sydney Coberly...Sara