AskDefine | Define shatter

Dictionary Definition



1 break into many pieces; "The wine glass shattered"
2 break into many pieces; "shatter the plate"

User Contributed Dictionary






  1. to violently break something into pieces
  2. to destroy or disable something
  3. to smash, or break into pieces
  4. to be disheartened

Extensive Definition

Shatter is an assassination and kung fu action film staring Stuart Whitman, Lung Ti, Lily Li, Peter Cushing and Anton Diffring. It was a join venture between Hammer Studios of England and Shaw Brothers Studio of Hong Kong. The film was shot entirely on location in Hong Kong and was first released in 1974 in UK.

Plot outline

Shatter (Stuart Whitman) is a hitman contracted to kill a dictator in a certain African country. He completes his assignment and returns to Hong Kong to collect his fee, only to learn that he himself is the next target of the assassination because he was intended to be used as a scapegoat by his client for a larger political agenda. Being pursued by various government agencies and gangsters, Shatter seeks help from a master martial artist Tai Pah (Lung Ti) and promise to share half of his fee in exchange for Tai Pah’s protection and assistance to recovering his fee.

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