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Hard Boiled Killers (1980)

Xi gan xian (original title)



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Credited cast:
Chu Ka-Wah (as Chow Yun-Fat)
(as Bruce Liang)
Yee-Hing Chan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kwok-Wah Au
Kim-Wan Chan
Lau-Mei Chan
Man Ting Cheung ...
(as Christina Cheung)
Siu Boh Chu
Ging Man Fung
Ming Fung
Biu Gam ...
(as Piao Chin)
Bill Gardan
Roger Gorwan
Pak-Kwong Ho
Ying Sau Hui


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18 September 1980 (Hong Kong)  »

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Hard Boiled Killers  »

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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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the "two guns" classic, a Hong Kong ultra-violence movie
31 May 2003 | by (Zaragoza / Pontevedra, Spain) – See all my reviews

Hard Boiled Killers Taking the "eye by eye"philosophy as in Charles Bronson's Film,the "always firing and never reload the weapon" bug as Rambo and artistic concept of violence like "The Warriors" (but never so fine as "A Clockwork Orange"). Funny but bore. The action scenes are good, but there is no more. "hard boiled", probably because the first killings starts when a water heater with boiling water ready for tea is throwing and pouring over a man.

The real influence and fame was obtained because Yun-Fat Chow constantly fires two guns using both hands, an innovative performance in 1980,it will be very imitated after in movies and videogames.

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