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John Wick: Hitman with a heart

I am not a fan of violence, but I cannot help but feel for a man so devoted to his dog

I am not a violent person. I generally do not approve of assassins and know of none in my social circle. Yet, I am a John Wick fan.

He made his introductory appearance in the 2014 action thriller, John Wick, with Keanu Reeves in the title role. He was "the boogeyman you send to take out the boogeyman", a deadly contract killer in a natty suit, an absolute legend. It is said he once killed three men in a bar with a pencil.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 21, 2019, with the headline 'Hitman with a heart'. Print Edition | Subscribe