Japanese Release date3 August 2001 (2001-08-03) Based onFulltime Killer
by Edmond Pang WriterHo-Cheung Pang (novel), Ka-Fai Wai (screenplay), Joey OBryan (screenplay) Initial releaseAugust 3, 2001 (Hong Kong) Initial DVD releaseMarch 29, 2004 (United Kingdom) CastTakashi Sorimachi (O), Andy Lau (Lok Tok-Wah), Kelly Lin (Chin), Simon Yam (Albert Lee), Cherrie Ying (Gigi) Similar moviesSalt, Blackhat, John Wick, Cleopatra Jones, Untraceable, Mission: Impossible II
Fulltime Killer (Chinese: 全职杀手) 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.
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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
On 29 March 2004, DVD was released by Tartan Asia Extreme at the United Kingdom in Region 2.
Fulltime Killer has a rating of 56% on Rotten Tomatoes.