The Replacement Killers


1h 28m 1998

Brief Synopsis

John Lee is a hired gun who must pay a debt to Asian crime boss Terence Wei. His final mission is to travel to Manhattan to kill the 7-year-old son of the cop responsible for the death of Wei's son during a drug buy. However, Lee develops a conscious and cannot pull the trigger on the child. He knows this will make him a target and that his mother and sister in Shanghai are living on borrowed time. Trying to return to China, Lee enlists the aid of master forger Meg Coburn to construct a phony passport. But before the job is done, Wei's trigger men attack and Lee and Coburn begin their long flight, pursued through New York City.

Film Details

Also Known As
Replacement Killers, tueur pour cible
MPAA Rating
Genre
Action
Crime
Thriller
Martial Arts
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing International
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 28m

Synopsis

John Lee is a hired gun who must pay a debt to Asian crime boss Terence Wei. His final mission is to travel to Manhattan to kill the 7-year-old son of the cop responsible for the death of Wei's son during a drug buy. However, Lee develops a conscious and cannot pull the trigger on the child. He knows this will make him a target and that his mother and sister in Shanghai are living on borrowed time. Trying to return to China, Lee enlists the aid of master forger Meg Coburn to construct a phony passport. But before the job is done, Wei's trigger men attack and Lee and Coburn begin their long flight, pursued through New York City.

Crew

Stuart M. Abramson

Key Grip

Michael Adams

Stunts

Lloyd Ahern Jr.

Director Of Photography

Douglas B Arnold

Sound

Christopher Assells

Sound Editor

Matthew Baer

Executive Producer

Karen M. Baker

Sound Editor

Les Banda

Assistant Director

Eric Barrier

Song

Suzo Barzman

Assistant

Maria K. Battle

Assistant Director

Guy Norman Bee

Camera Operator

Bob Beher

Foley Editor

Sandy Berumen

Stunts

Steve Birkett

Boom Operator

Carl Boles

Lighting Technician

Bernie Brillstein

Producer

Mark Broneau

Best Boy Grip

Jill Brown

Stunts

Ronald Cardarelli

Grip

Jon Carpenter

Transportation Captain

Jay Cassidy

Editor

Mike Cassidy

Assistant Camera Operator

Terence Chang

Executive Producer

Alisa Christensen

Stunts

Terry Claborn

Color Timer

Alexandra Close

Assistant

Peter Collister

Director Of Photography

Clint Colver

Visual Effects

Richard H Conkling

Assistant Editor

Wendy M Craig

Set Costumer

Emily Cummins

Assistant

Donald K Davidson

Lighting

Peggy Davis

Assistant Editor

Caroline Davis-dyer

Script Supervisor

Mark Deallessandro

Stunts

John Decker

Visual Effects

Patsy Deshields

Production Accountant

Judi Dickerson

Dialect Coach

Ritchie Disabitino

Technical Advisor

James R. Dyer

Unit Production Manager

Todd Egan

Sound

Susan Ehrhart

Production Assistant

Zoltan Elek

Makeup

Mark Elias

Key Grip

Eric B.

Song Performer

Donna Evans Merlo

Stunts

Richard Fearless

Song

Richard Francis-bruce

Special Thanks To

Stephanie Frey

Production Assistant

Layne Friedman

Visual Effects

Sherry Gallarneau

Script Supervisor

Kevin Gardner

Song

Wes Geer

Song

Christopher T Gerrity

Assistant Director

Nerses Gezalyan

Foley Mixer

Mickey Giacomazzi

Stunts

Tanner Gill

Stunts

Christopher Godsick

Executive Producer

Ramiro Adan Gomez

Production Assistant

Mark S Gordon

Foley Editor

Stone Gossard

Song

Al Goto

Stunts

Jennifer S Gottlieb

Production Assistant

Mick Gould

Technical Advisor

Allan Graf

Stunt Coordinator

Shane Greedy

Transportation Co-Captain

Harry Gregson-williams

Music

Brad Grey

Producer

Paul Guyot

Assistant

Regan Hagar

Song

Per Hallberg

Sound Editor

Justine Hebron

Other

Gary Hecker

Foley Artist

Dan Hegeman

Sound Editor

Steve Hellier

Song

D. M. Hemphill

Rerecording

Mo Henry

Negative Cutting

Debra Hill

Special Thanks To

Randall Huber

Stunts

Brian Imada

Stunts

Jeff Imada

Stunts

Steve Jablonsky

Other

Craig Jaeger

Foley

Audrey A Johnson

Assistant Property Master

Dennis Johnson

Other

Kent Johnson

Property Master

Mindy Johnson

Casting Associate

Keii Johnston

Stunts

Drake Jonovin

Sound

Ken Jordan

Song

Constance A Kazmer

Dialogue Editor

Brian Keeney

Production Manager

Mike Kelly

Stunts

Shane D Kelly

Lighting Technician

Henry Kingi

Stunts

Scott Kirkland

Song

Evette Knight

Set Decorator

John Koyama

Stunts

Kristen Kurczak

Production Assistant

Wendy Kurtzman

Casting

Mark Labonge

Camera Operator

Dawn A Lambertsen

Assistant

Mark Lapointe

Dialogue Editor

Kim Larsen

On-Set Dresser

David S. Lazan

Art Director

Al Leong

Stunts

A Michael Lerner

Stunts

Clint Lilley

Stunts

Andrew Loschin

Assistant Editor

Dean Manley

Adr Editor

Jennifer Mann

Foley Editor

Kris Fullan Martinez

Production Coordinator

Frank Masi

Photography

Paul Massey

Rerecording

Joe Mayer

Adr Supervisor

Joe Mccloskey

Costumes

Michael Mcdonnell

Coproducer

Peter Mercurio

Assistant Camera Operator

The Crystal Method

Song Performer

Alan Meyerson

Other

Bob Minor

Stunts

Tom Morga

Stunts

Philip D. Morrill

Sound

Jim Morris

Location Manager

Hoppy Munz

Craft Service

Larry Nicholas

Stunts

Hugh Aodh O'brien

Stunts

Carrick O'quinn

Stunts

Sean O'shea

Assistant Camera Operator

Jeff Okabayashi

Assistant Director

Jim Ondrejko

Construction Coordinator

Daniel Orozco

Dga Trainee

Ermahn Ospina

Hair Stylist

Edgar Pablos

Production Assistant

Darin Pappas

Song

Pedro Passos

Song

Matt Patterson

Other

Arianne Phillips

Costume Designer

Joe Ramsey

Special Effects

Kelley R Ray

Visual Effects Supervisor

Robert Lee Redwine

Song

Sam Richards

Visual Effects Designer

Thomas J Ruffner

Dolly Grip

Ralph Sall

Music Supervisor

Jorge Sanchez

Assistant Camera Operator

Ken Sanzel

Screenplay

Grant Sawyer

On-Set Dresser

Clare Scarpulla

Set Designer

Dennis R. Scott

Stunts

Jerred Shain

Song

Naomi Shohan

Production Designer

Gregg Silk

Other

Talvin Singh

Song Performer

Talvin Singh

Song

Adam Sklena

Assistant Camera Operator

Todd Slyapich

Assistant Camera Operator

Shawn Smith

Song

Serge Sretschinsky

Visual Effects

Michelle Steinau

Visual Effects

Lauren Stephens

Dialogue Editor

Peter Michael Sullivan

Sound Editor

Adrian Thaws

Song

Adrian Thaws

Song Performer

Jeremy Toback

Song

Ben Vaughn

Song

Poly Veizer

Assistant Camera Operator

Larry Velasco

Costume Supervisor

Jeffrey Wetzel

Assistant Director

Webster Whinery

Stunts

Richard Whitfield

Music Editor

Jeffrey Wilhoit

Foley Artist

Scott Wolf

Sound Editor

John Woo

Executive Producer

Film Details

Also Known As
Replacement Killers, tueur pour cible
MPAA Rating
Genre
Action
Crime
Thriller
Martial Arts
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing International
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 28m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video June 30, 1998

Released in United States Winter February 6, 1998

United States feature debut for Chow Yun Fat.

Began shooting February 10, 1997.

Completed shooting May 2, 1997.

Released in United States Winter February 6, 1998

Released in United States on Video June 30, 1998