Director: John Woo Cast: Chow Yun-Fat, Bowie Lam, Philip Chan
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Hard-Boiled is the last film directed by Hong Kong action auteur John Woo before his arrival in the U.S. This 1992 thriller, along with The Killer, is widely seen as one of his best from his Hong Kong days. Every ingredient of the quintessential Woo thriller is present, including his ever-present anti-hero (Chow Yun-Fat). Yun-Fat portrays a maverick, clarinet-playing cop nicknamed "Tequila" whose partner is killed in the dizzying chaos of a restaurant gunfight with a small army of gangsters. It is soon revealed that one of the mob's high-ranking assassins is Tony (Tony Leung), an undercover cop who, despite his badge, is dangerously close to the edge. Tequila and Tony must team up in a tense partnership, and their common pursuit of a vicious crime lord results in a brilliantly elaborate climax in a hospital, where the heroes must rescue newborn babies from the maternity ward while fighting off dozens of mob soldiers. The characters Tequila and Tony are two sides of the same coin, another trademark theme of Woo's films that would later be most fully realized with Nicholas Cage and John Travolta in the American hit Face/Off.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/25/2003
UPC: 4890391105592
Original Release: 1992
Rating: NR
Source: Import [generic]
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 2:08:00

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Chow Yun-Fat Tequila
Bowie Lam Yuen's Partner
Philip Chan Superintendant Pang
Tony Leung Chiu-Wai Tony
Kwan Hoi-Shan Mr. Hoi
Anthony Wong Johnny Wong
Teresa Mo Teresa
Cheung Jue-lin Mad Dog
Tsang Kong Actor
Philip Kwok Mad Dog
Danny Lee Actor
John Woo Mr. Woo (night club owner)
Y. Yonemura Actor

Technical Credits
John Woo Director,Editor,Original Story
Terence Chang Producer
Amy Chin Associate Producer
Joel Chong Art Director
Michael Gibbs Score Composer
Cheung Jue-luh Stunts
Kai Kit-Wai Editor
Linda Kuk Producer
James Leung Production Designer
Wong Wing-Hang Cinematographer
Wang Wing-Heng Cinematographer
Barry Wong Screenwriter
David Wu Editor

Scene Index

Side #1 --
2. My Best Friend [15:23]
3. Intelligence [12:22]
4. Munitioner [12:06]
5. Trap [12:19]
6. Undercover [6:25]
7. Cooperation [12:30]
8. Ammunition [9:34]
9. Besieged [14:39]
10. My Fault [17:06]
11. Explosion [14:45]

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Hard-Boiled 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
RaphaelM More than 1 year ago
Ordered, paid and didn't received, not even a refund...dissapointed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the best action movies ever made. This is the last movie Woo made before making movies in the U.S. Chow Yun-Fat is great here.
AlexChiem More than 1 year ago
There is a reason this is one of my most favorite movies ever! Great action by Chow and awesome shootout! To me this movie is a classic!
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