The Replacement Killers

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The Replacement Killers is a 1998 American action film, directed by Antoine Fuqua in his directorial debut. The storyline was conceived from a screenplay written by Ken Sanzel. Veteran martial arts director John Woo co-produced and choreographed the action sequences. The film is set in modern day Los Angeles and follows an emotionally disillusioned assassin played by actor Chow Yun-fat, who is forced to settle a violent vendetta against a ruthless crime boss. The ensemble cast also features Mira Sorvino, Michael Rooker, Kenneth Tsang, Jürgen Prochnow, Til Schweiger and Danny Trejo. The film marks the American acting debut for Yun-fat, as his previous film credits included Hong Kong action cinema only.

The film was a co-production between the motion picture studios of Columbia Pictures, Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, and WCG Entertainment Productions. Theatrically, it was commercially distributed by Columbia Pictures, while the Sony Pictures Entertainment division released the film in the video rental market. The Replacement Killers explores assassination, violence and the influence of triads in modern society. Following its wide release in theaters, the film failed to garner any award nominations for its editing merits or cinematography. The film score was orchestrated by Harry Gregson-Williams; the soundtrack was released by the Varèse Sarabande music label on March 10, 1998.

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