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The Killer


Chow Yun-fat, Danny Lee Sau-Yin, Sally Yeh, Paul Chu Kong


John Woo (Director) View All

Released: July 6th, 1989
Runtime: 1 hour, 51 minutes
Hong Kong's preeminent director John Woo transforms genres from both the East and the West to create this explosive and masterful action film. Featuring Hong Kong's greatest star, Chow Yun-fat, as a killer with a conscience, the film is an exquisite dissection of morals in a corrupt society, highlighted with slow-motion sequences of brilliantly choreographed gun battles on the streets of Hong Kong.

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John Woo wanted to tell a story where the audience could be emotionally invested and morally tested.