• Publication date: April 30, 2010

Kill or be replaced When people need to disappear, they come to see Meg

The Replacement Killers is an action film about a troubled hit-man who can no longer kill due to a developed conscience, seeks aid from a forger to help him get papers to China. However, the drug-lord has hired replacements to finish the job and kill the hit-man.

The Replacement Killers is an action film about a troubled hit-man who can no longer kill due to a developed conscience, seeks aid from a forger to help him get papers to China. However, the drug-lord has hired replacements to finish the job and kill the hit-man.

The film stars Chow Yun-Fat as John Lee, Mira Sorvino as Meg Coburn, Kenneth Tsang as Terence Wei, and Michael Rooker as Stan Zedlov. The film is directed by Antoine Fuqua.

Chinese immigrant John Lee has a violent past as a professional killer. It brings him only remorse, but it makes him the ideal assassin. In exchange for his family's safety, Lee is forced to take a job with a powerful underworld figure, Asian crime kingpin Terence Wei, who wants Lee to settle a deadly vendetta against police detective Stan Zedlov by killing Zedlov's seven-year-old son. At the last minute, with the boy in his sights, Lee chooses to face Wei's vengeance rather than go through with the killing. In addition to making Lee a target, the decision also endangers his mother and sister back in Shanghai. Planning a return to China, he visits document forger Meg Coburn to get a phony passport, but they are interrupted by Wei's army of killers, and a lengthy chase and gun battle is set in motion.

Rated R for strong violence and for language.

Running time: 87 mins