", Rated R for strong violence and for language, 10 Things You Never Knew About The Replacement Killers, Sylvester Stallone and Dolph Lundgren Project Gets Put Pilot Order at CBS, Dolph Lundgren's Sylvester Stallone-Produced TV Pilot Heads to CBS, At the Movies: Blues Brothers 2000/Illtown/The Replacement Killers. Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) - WTF Happened to this Movie? It only made $20 million domestic, below it’s $30 million budget, but I reckon that after foreign box office they broke even, and it became a solid hit on DVD, with Sony re-releasing it many times, making it a staple of their catalogue (they even released it in the short-lived UMD format).

Showtime's Dexter returning for limited-series run with Michael C. Hall, Coming 2 America: Amazon to purchase Eddie Murphy sequel for December debut, The Last Starfighter sequel is still in the works, Buck Rogers movie in development at Legendary, L.A.'s Finest: Gabrielle Union & Jessica Alba Bad Boys spinoff canceled, The Monster Squad documentary Wolfman's Got Nards gets a trailer, Netflix cancels The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance after one season, Netflix renews Cobra Kai for Season 4 and unveils Season 3 release date, Iconic Alien and Back to the Future designer Ron Cobb has died. This week we’ll be looking at THE REPLACEMENT KILLERS! This kind of action movie made me feel so good that this just reminds me of a hero. It wasn't any put on, or that he was trying to be a movie star. And it was one of those things that really stuck with me. He was just a really comfortable human being, just cool as shit.

Chow, despite this and another strong vehicle, THE CORRUPTOR, was never able to catch-on with American audiences is these kind of Hong Kong-styled thrillers, and soon found himself starring in martial arts movies like CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON and BULLETPROOF MONK, despite distinctly not being a martial artist. Antoine Fuqua's documentary on the blues, shot at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. WHY IT'S GREAT: I dunno if I’d call THE REPLACEMENT KILLERS truly great, but it’s a fun flick. A Special-Ops commander leads his team into the Nigerian jungle in order to rescue a doctor who will only join them if they agree to save 70 refugees too. Socially anxious hitman Melvin Smiley, an expert in his lucrative field, goes on a job and falls in love with his kidnapping victim, turning his world upside down. But when John refuses to kill because of the seven year-old son of his target, John's bosses send someone after John to kill him and then take his place in the ring of hitmen. This is mostly thanks to Chow’s charm and Fuqua’s style, which he tailors to his star. John then teams up with Meg Coburn to help him escape these "Replacement Killers. And one day, I was in my trailer just frustrated about upset about a lot of different things, and I remember saying something to Chow like, "How come you're so calm about the process of making movies?" And I couldn't figure out why he was that way.

By all accounts, Fuqua really liked Chow Yun Fat, and as such, he showcases him in the best light possible.

And he said something like he was just comfortable being Chow Yun-Fat, just being who he was.

The movie probably could have done with a little more levity, with a young Clifton Collins Jr., contributing the movie’s only funny bits as an underworld snitch, but it all adds to Fuqua’s noirish tone. Keep it.” So every day I had to yell to burn out my vocal cords. It’s a shame he was pigeonholed, but that said, he’s not suffering, as he’s still one of the most popular actors in China, with his movies routinely ranking among the top grossers of the year (although IMO he hasn’t actually done a good movie since LET THE BULLETS FLY – but that’s another article). Still Sorvino is game, and looks amazing as the edgy forger helping Chow Yun-Fat navigate his way through the underworld, and as he’s not given much to say she has to handle the exposition. Chow Yun-Fat is the man!!! Fuqua had HK action cinema down cold, and knew how to present his iconic star, although the gun-fu style action was still new to audiences, with Chow’s old director, John Woo, having only recently caught-on with his FACE/OFF. This is one of the best explosive movies I have ever seen. Use the HTML below. Based on the very underground comic book, a Tibetan monk becomes a mentor to a young street kid who he can teach to protect a scroll. For what it was, THE REPLACEMENT KILLERS did OK. AMC & Cinemark Renting out their Theaters for Just $99 per screen! One wonders why these two photogenic, sexy actors aren’t allowed to romance each other, but interracial relationships were still relatively rare in Hollywood movies (MURDER AT 1600 faced similar criticism) – which dates the movie. SEE IT: THE REPLACEMENT KILLERS is easily available, both on DVD/Blu-ray, and on many streaming sites, including Sony’s Crackle, where you can watch it free (and legally!). He was like, "I've been through all that, and I've come to the conclusion in my life that I'm really comfortable being Chow. BEST SCENE: Chow Yun-Fat’s intro is pretty great, rivaling some of his John Woo films, as he walks into a club to Crystal Method (a staple of action films of the era - one of their tracks even showed up in LOST IN SPACE!) 2 of 2 people found this review helpful. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. It’s a shame Asian-leads in this mold have become arguably less prominent then than they were twenty years ago. I blew my voice out when I was doing a reshoot of Mimic—because it was one of those screaming scenes where I’m in the subway and I’m yelling because the monster is coming—and when I came back to the set of The Replacement Killers, Antoine was like, “I like your voice that way. PARTING SHOT: It’s not a classic, but THE REPLACEMENT KILLERS is a cool Chow Yun Fat actioner. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site?
John Lee is the best hitman money can buy. But I loved working with Antoine, and it was fun to do an action movie. I'm not trying to be anybody but me." Everything about him was just cool. A reforming ex-gangster tries to reconcile with his estranged policeman brother, but the ties to his former gang are difficult to break. The movie also has some cool villains, with Danny Trejo and Til Schweiger as the titular REPLACEMENT KILLERS, while HK actor Kenneth Tsang is cool and collected as the Triad boss, who wants his own son avenged. Just be who you are." Chow Yun-Fat is another good man I am looking after; he is like a professional in guns and shooting (very talented and skilled). One hopes that before he calls it a day, Chow will get one last big actioner to go out on. One person that arguably benefits from all of this is Michael Rooker, in a rare sympathetic part as the targeted cop, who chases after Chow, not knowing the supposed killer is actually trying to protect his son.

Documentary of the life and exploits of gangsta rap producer Suge Knight. At the time THE REPLACEMENT KILLERS was made, director Antoine Fuqua, who was making his feature debut after several well-received music videos (including Coolio’s ‘Gangsta’s Paradise”), was apparently struggling with Sony over the final edit for the film, with things between them apparently getting tense. - Antoine Fuqua- Ain't It Cool News Interview.
John then teams up with Meg Coburn to help him escape these "Replacement Killers."

and does a nifty little bullet ballet, eliminating his targets, and never letting even a hair get out of place (the way his tie rests on his gun arm is super cool). A tough-as-nails cop teams up with an undercover agent to shut down a sinister mobster and his crew.

THE STORY: A Chinese Triad assassin (Chow Yun-Fat) grapples with his conscience when his boss orders him to kill the young son of a tenacious police officer (Michael Rooker).

Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Search for "The Replacement Killers" on Amazon.com, Title: Directed by Antoine Fuqua. Unable to go through with the assignment, he finds himself in the crosshairs of the L.A underworld, with a tough forger (Mira Sorvino) as his only ally.

This movie is all about shootings this, shootings that. An ex-con is used by police to lure a criminal out of hiding. I own this movie too. This affects his on-screen chemistry with Mira Sorvino. However, the drug lord has hired replacements to finish the job, and kill the hitman. Written by The Replacement Killers

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