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7th Jan '17 9:17:39 AM nombretomado
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''The Replacement Killers'' is a 1998 action movie directed by Antoine Fuqua in his directorial debut and co-produced by none other than JohnWoo.

The film follows HitmanWithAHeart John Lee, played by ChowYunFat in his first major Hollywood role, as he seeks to clear a debt with ruthless Triad crimelord Terence Wei (played by Kenneth Tsang) by killing his enemies. Unfortunately, the last contract is one that Lee cannot go through with -- killing a cop's young son in revenge for the death of Wei's own son, a Triad lieutenant, in a police shootout.

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''The Replacement Killers'' is a 1998 action movie directed by Antoine Fuqua in his directorial debut and co-produced by none other than JohnWoo.

Creator/JohnWoo.

The film follows HitmanWithAHeart John Lee, played by ChowYunFat Creator/ChowYunFat in his first major Hollywood role, as he seeks to clear a debt with ruthless Triad crimelord Terence Wei (played by Kenneth Tsang) by killing his enemies. Unfortunately, the last contract is one that Lee cannot go through with -- killing a cop's young son in revenge for the death of Wei's own son, a Triad lieutenant, in a police shootout.
28th Dec '16 1:12:10 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* BullyingADragon: A handcuffed and helpless Meg decides it'd be a good idea to mock one goon that she'd earlier shot in the leg. This goes as poorly for her as you'd think:
-->'''Meg:''' "How's the knee?"
-->''*Mook kicks her in the knee and dislocates it*''
-->'''Mook:''' "...How's yours?"
27th Nov '16 2:53:37 PM contrafanxxx
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* GracefulLoser: Collins, before being shot in the head from behind by John, simply smiles and utters, "Checkmate."
27th Nov '16 2:45:41 PM contrafanxxx
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* DisneyVillainDeath: Wei.
10th Aug '15 4:26:48 AM Nohbody
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* CarnivalOfKillers: John Lee is being chased by a group of assassins that are vying for his position, after [[HitmanWithAHeart he refused to perform a hit on the cop who killed his former employer's son]], while Lee attempts to get back to China to save his family from the vengeance of the mob boss.



* ContractOnTheHitman

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* ContractOnTheHitmanContractOnTheHitman: John's former boss offers a contract to several assassins for killing John.



* ItsPersonal: For everybody except Meg, who's just sort of dragged into the situation.
** Although, before the final fight, she insists on coming along because she now cares what happens to John.

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* ItsPersonal: For everybody except Meg, who's just sort of dragged into the situation.
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situation. Although, before the final fight, fight she insists on coming along because she now cares what happens to John.



* LeapAndFire

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* LeapAndFireLeapAndFire: Lee performs many different maneuvers while fighting to survive, including this one.



-->'''Wei''': "[[WouldHurtAChild The boy will die, John]]. [[RevengeByProxy And so will your family]]".
-->'''John''': "Not on ''your'' lifetime." (Wei is BlownAcrossTheRoom).

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-->'''Wei''': "[[WouldHurtAChild The boy will die, John]]. [[RevengeByProxy And so will your family]]".
-->'''John''':
family]]".\\
'''John''':
"Not on ''your'' lifetime." (Wei is BlownAcrossTheRoom).
28th Jul '14 3:22:32 AM marcoasalazarm
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* OneBulletLeft: John's last bullet in the final fight is his MarkedBullet. He uses it on Wei with a nice PreMortemOneLiner.
* PreMortemOneLiner:
-->'''Wei''': "[[WouldHurtAChild The boy will die, John]]. [[RevengeByProxy And so will your family]]".
-->'''John''': "Not on ''your'' lifetime." (Wei is BlownAcrossTheRoom).



* ThrowAwayGuns

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* ThrowAwayGunsThrowAwayGuns: Most apparent in the final battle-John spends most of it performing "New York Reloads" and carrying on blasting.
19th Apr '14 12:26:24 PM Angeldeb82
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* BadassDamsel: John's hostage holds her own against the bad guys.



* DamselOutOfDistress: John's hostage holds her own against the bad guys.



* FanService: Meg is caught getting dressed early in the film and has to run away with John. She spends most of the movie with only one button, apparently not having the time to dress all the way.

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* FanService: {{Fanservice}}: Meg is caught getting dressed early in the film and has to run away with John. She spends most of the movie with only one button, apparently not having the time to dress all the way.



* KirkSummation: [[HeartwarmingMoments "So you didn't want to shoot a kid; Welcome to the human race."]]

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* KirkSummation: [[HeartwarmingMoments [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments "So you didn't want to shoot a kid; Welcome to the human race."]]
10th Sep '13 4:06:34 PM AP
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* FanService: Meg is caught getting dressed early in the film and has to run away with John. She spends most of the movie with only one button, apparently not having the time to dress all the way.
20th Mar '13 7:58:55 AM TwoGunAngel
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* TheTriadsAndTheTongs: The major bad guys in this flick.


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* WouldHurtAChild: Wei and the replacement killers, in direct contrast to Lee.
20th Mar '13 7:56:51 AM TwoGunAngel
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* RevengeByProxy: Not only does Wei want Zedkov's son to die in revenge for his own son's death, but when Lee proves unable to go through with it, he seeks to kill not only Lee, but his family as well. He's a bastard like that.
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