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Coolie Killer

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Director  Terry Tong
Music director  David Wu
Language  Cantonese
7.4/10 IMDb

Genre  Crime, Romance, Thriller
Cinematography  David Chung, Brian Lai
Country  Hong Kong
Coolie Killer movie poster
Release date  3 June 1982 (1982-06-03)
Writer  Kang Chien Chiu, Tin Nam Chun, Eddie Ling-Ching Fong
Cast  Charlie 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)
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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.


Coolie Killer movie scenes The film is definitely trying to be something more though than the other dorm killer movie of 1982 The Slumber Party Massacre as the filmmakers are

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
  • Chan Shen
  • Lau Hok-nin as Man
  • Hui Ying-sau as Old doctor
  • Alex Ng as gets stuffed in garbage can
  • Chan Chik-wai
  • Cheung Hei
  • Steve Mak
  • To wai-wo
  • Wong Ha-fei
  • Wong Kung-miu
  • Chow Kin-ping
  • Fung Ming
  • Chan Ling-wai
  • Tony Tam
  • Ng Kit-keung
  • Ronnie
  • Critical

    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."

    Box office

    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.

    Award nominations

  • 2nd Hong Kong Film Awards
  • Nominated: Best Film
  • Nominated: Best Cinematography (David Chung, Bryan Lai)
  • Nominated: Best Film Editing (David Wu)
  • References

    Coolie Killer Wikipedia
    Coolie Killer IMDb Coolie Killer