GenreCrime, Romance, Thriller CinematographyDavid Chung, Brian Lai CountryHong Kong
Release date3 June 1982 (1982-06-03) WriterKang Chien Chiu, Tin Nam Chun, Eddie Ling-Ching Fong CastCharlie Chin (Ko Da Fu), Elliot Ngok (Chung), Lisa Chiao Chiao (Cheung Hing Kum), Cecilia Yip (Tong Ho Yee), Michael Tong Chun-Chung (Siu), Danny Lee Sau-Yin (Chung's Boss) Similar moviesIntimate Confessions of a Chinese Courtesan, Salt, Mad Max: Fury Road, John Wick, Looper, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Coolie Killer is a 1982 Hong Kong action film directed by Terry Tong and starring Charlie Chin, Elliot Ngok, Lisa Chiao Chiao and Cecilia Yip.
Ko leads a team of Hong Kong assassins that are taken out one by one. Ko manages to flee to the countryside, where he aims to find out who's behind this and to gain the strength to fight back. Helping him is local girl Tong, whilst chasing Ko is the long arm of the law, represented by cop Chung.
Ko Tat-fu (Charlie Chin), leader of a coolie killer group in Sai Ying Pun who specializes in assassinations in countries, is now the boss of a shipping company in Central. However, one time, after an ambushed by a group of killers which left four of his underlings dead, he re-assumed his old profession. Ko believes the ambush was related to his refusal of a recent contract to kill someone in Hong Kong. He asks his lover, Hung-kam (Lisa Chiao Chiao) to investigate in to this, but she commits suicide. Ko was determined to battle for the truth. During a rainy night, when Ko takes out his foes, he ends his legendary and romantic life.
Charlie Chin as Ko Tat-fu
Elliot Ngok as Inspector Chung
Lisa Chiao Chiao as Cheung Hung-kam
Cecilia Yip as Tong Ho-yee
Michael Tong as Siu
Poon Chun-wai as Mak
Newton Lai as Wor
Danny Lee as Chungs boss (cameo)
Kwan Hoi-san as Choi (cameo)
Lau Siu-ming as Ding
Lau Hok-nin as Man
Hui Ying-sau as Old doctor
Alex Ng as gets stuffed in garbage can
Kenneth Brorsson of So Good Reviews gave the film a positive review and writes "Great, more theme- and character based flicks would follow but Coolie Killer offers up a glimpse of why a story of nasty men fighting for own selfish revenge and not silly illusions of love is so pleasurable."
The film grossed HK$5,532,180 at the Hong Kong box office during its theatrical run from 3 June to 14 July 1982 in Hong Kong.
2nd Hong Kong Film Awards
Nominated: Best Film
Nominated: Best Cinematography (David Chung, Bryan Lai)