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Hard Boiled Killers (1980)

Xi gan xian (original title)

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Chu Ka-Wah (as Chow Yun-Fat)
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Yee-Hing Chan
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Kwok-Wah Au
Kim-Wan Chan
Lau-Mei Chan
Man Ting Cheung ...
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Siu Boh Chu
Ging Man Fung
Ming Fung
Biu Gam ...
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Bill Gardan
Roger Gorwan
Pak-Kwong Ho
Ying Sau Hui
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The title "Hard Boiled Killers" is a coincidence. Because later Yun-Fat Chow stared in a movie titled "The Killer", and later on "Hard Boiled", both directed by John Woo. See more »

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Mr. Woo, You Are The Man.
12 June 2004 | by (Idaho, US) – See all my reviews

If You Know Jon Woo Movies, Then You Will Know That He Likes To Think Of His Movies As Old Kung Fu Movies. Instead Of Duel Swords He Uses Duel Pistols. And You Don't Reload Swords, So Why Would You Reload Pistols. I Think Its A Very Cool Idea. And, This Movie Was No Exception. Cool Shoot Outs, Good Characters, Cool Movie. Although I Must Admit, It Was A Little Disturbing To See A Bunch Of People Kill A Bunch Of Patients And Nurses In A Hospital.

Chow Yun Fat Always Seems To Play Cops That Have Their Own Style Of Doing Things, Other Than By The Book. Even Though His Techniques Are A Little Blunt, He Still Gets The Job Done. And, I Couldn't Imagine Anyone Else Other Than Mr. Fat Doing It.


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