The Replacement Killers

Synopsis: John Lee is the best hitman money can buy. But when John refuses to kill because of the seven year-old son of his target, John's bosses send someone after John to kill him and then take his place in the ring of hitmen. John then teams up with Meg Coburn to help him escape these "Replacement Killers."
Director(s): Antoine Fuqua
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
6.1
Metacritic:
42
Rotten Tomatoes:
35%
R
Year:
1998
87 min
17 Views

Delta Team, he's 50 metres away,

Can yousee him?

He's headed your way,

All right, let's roll.

Hold your fire!

Everyone hold back out there.

Let him run. He ain't going nowhere.

Back away! Back away!

Get out of here.

They're gone. You won't be hurt.

Put that gun down.

Don't make me!

It's inappropriate for a murderer

to come to his victim's funeral.

- I'm just here to pay my respects.

- Respect?

For the blood of my child?

My orphaned grandson.

- Your son made his choice.

- And you made yours, detective.

The day you chose to pursue

a vendetta against me ...

Against my family ...

Your position offers the opportunity

for arrogance, but not safety.

My son is dead.

My condolences.

A child is irreplaceable.

Which brings us to your task.

It involves a cop.

That's why we want an outsider.

After that,

your obligation to me ends.

There's been a problem.

- Yeah? This is Eddie,

- It's John.

What happened?

The piece wasn't where I left it?

It was there.

I need a passport, can you help me?

- Yeah, I'll call Bob.

- No, he works for Wei.

Everybody works for Wei.

What do you want?

I wantsomeone who doesn't

I know this broad.

She's a pain in the ass, though.

Her name's Meg Coburn.

- Meg Coburn.

- In the Olive Building.

- Where will you be?

- It's better if you don't know.

All right, Johnny. Watch your back.

- Yeah?

- Meg Coburn?

- Never heard of her.

- Eddie sent me.

Great! Just hang on a second.

Come on in.

- Can I help you?

- I need a package.

- What's a package?

- Papers ... you know.

No, I don't know.

Can you be more specific?

I want forged documents to China.

Okay, you said forged.

We'll do it.

Have a seat.

- Or not.

- I don't have much time.

China. Mainland.

It'll cost you at least a grand.

How soon did you say

you needed this?

From here I go to the airport.

One hour.

That soon?

All right, back up.

Back up. I'm taking your picture.

Smile and say,

"Flight from prosecution."

- Okay, what's your name?

- John ...

- And.

- John Lee.

Thank you.

Aren't there like a billion

John Lees in China?

Yeah, all right. John Lee it is.

I can fix that.

Yeah?

Yeah?

Meg Coburn?

Never heard of her.

Hold it right there!

He's still out there.

He won't get to China.

We shouldn't be chasing

our problems, Mr. Kogan.

We should be solving them.

How would you like this handled?

Bring in professionals.

Men of John's talent.

Swindle, bad cheques, mail fraud,

no heavy felonies here.

But you make up for that in volume.

12 arrests before you were 16.

A bit unusual for a girl that age.

I've always considered myself

a feminist pioneer.

You've been clean here

for about 4 years.

You either got smart

or you've been very lucky.

Now let's talk about your office

and four dead bodies.

You really think a lightweight

like me did all that damage?

- Who's that?

- It looks like a ghost.

- Meg, you can do better than that.

- It was in your computer.

You're a bright girl

in a bad place ... I can help you.

I can't seem to remember one

bad place a cop helped me out of.

Is that so? Well ...

Somebody had to help you out

with custodial placement at 14.

- You don't know a thing about me.

- It's all here in black and white.

- You're looking at two years.

- Minimum.

You're not as smart as you think.

You're messing with Terence Wei.

- Terence Wei?

- That's right.

Where the hell do you think

all those dead bodies came from?

Okay, this is the part

where I get appointed an attorney.

You're not under arrest.

You're not entitled to an attorney.

Then I can walk out

of the f*cking door.

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