The Replacement Killers

The Replacement Killers

"Kill or be replaced."
  • R
  • 1998
  • 1 hr 27 min
  • 6.2  (26,994)
  • 42

John Lee (Yun-Fat Chow) is an assassin who is being forced to take lives under duress. Terence Wei (Kenneth Tsang) has threatened to kill Lee's mother and sister, unless he eliminates the names he throws his way. Wei's son deals in the drug trade and gets busted by Stan 'Zeedo' Zedkov (Michael Rooker) but refuses to go quietly. Wei's son is shot dead by Zedkov, a detective in the police force and Stan's son is now on Wei's list of people to kill. Wei passes the name on to Lee, who decides to develop a heart, and he refuses to finish the job, making him a target on Wei's list. Because Lee is now in Wei's cross hairs, he has to aggressively find an escape route back to China, a task that requires someone with abilities to forge a passport for him. He has to be cautious because Wei is a well known criminal in the area, so Lee has to look outside of his circle. Meg Coburn (Mira Sorvino) is good at what she does, however she is fiercely independent, so when John turns up at her door, it is a relationship that is business as usual. Wei's henchmen are on Lee's trail and as they show up, minutes behind his arrival, the shooting starts. Since John bugged out from taking the life of Zedkov's son, Wei has to get a couple of replacement killers to get the job done. Lee and Meg are on the run from both the police and Wei's hit men, in the mean time Lee is still trying to obtain a passport to get him back to China. While all this is going on, Lee finds the time to save Stan's son, just before he goes after Wei himself. This fast paced action drama is directed by Antoine Fuqua, and has supporting roles by Clifton Collins Jr. as Loco and Danny Trejo as Collins.

The Replacement Killers
The Replacement Killers
The Replacement Killers

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John Lee (Yun-Fat Chow) is an assassin who is being forced to take lives under duress. Terence Wei (Kenneth Tsang) has threatened to kill Lee's mother and sister, unless he eliminates the names he throws his way. Wei's son deals in the drug trade and gets busted by Stan 'Zeedo' Zedkov (Michael Rooker) but refuses to go quietly. Wei's son is shot dead by Zedkov, a detective in the police force and Stan's son is now on Wei's list of people to kill. Wei passes the name on to Lee, who decides to develop a heart, and he refuses to finish the job, making him a target on Wei's list.

Because Lee is now in Wei's cross hairs, he has to aggressively find an escape route back to China, a task that requires someone with abilities to forge a passport for him. He has to be cautious because Wei is a well known criminal in the area, so Lee has to look outside of his circle.

Meg Coburn (Mira Sorvino) is good at what she does, however she is fiercely independent, so when John turns up at her door, it is a relationship that is business as usual. Wei's henchmen are on Lee's trail and as they show up, minutes behind his arrival, the shooting starts.

Since John bugged out from taking the life of Zedkov's son, Wei has to get a couple of replacement killers to get the job done. Lee and Meg are on the run from both the police and Wei's hit men, in the mean time Lee is still trying to obtain a passport to get him back to China.

While all this is going on, Lee finds the time to save Stan's son, just before he goes after Wei himself. This fast paced action drama is directed by Antoine Fuqua, and has supporting roles by Clifton Collins Jr. as Loco and Danny Trejo as Collins.

The Replacement Killers is a 1998 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 27 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2 and a MetaScore of 42.

The Replacement Killers is available to watch, stream, download and buy on demand at Amazon Prime, Hulu, Apple TV+, The Roku Channel, Sling, EPIX, Amazon, Google Play, Apple TV, YouTube VOD and Vudu. Some platforms allow you to rent The Replacement Killers for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.

  • Release Date
    1998
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    1 hr 27 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.2  (26,994)
  • Metascore
    42