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Hard Boiled (1992)

Lat sau san taam (original title)
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A tough-as-nails cop teams up with an undercover agent to shut down a sinister mobster and his crew.

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Alan (as Tony Leung)
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Teresa Chang
Philip Chan ...
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Mad Dog (as Kwok Chun-Feng)
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Johnny Wong (as Anthony Wong)
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Mr. Hoi (Guest star) (as Kwan Hoi Sang)
Wei Tung ...
Foxy (Guest star) (as Tung Wai)
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Ah Lung / Benny
Meng Lo ...
Lonny (as Johnson Law)
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Lionheart (as Bobby Au Yeung)
Shui Ting Ng ...
Ah Chung (as Ng Shui-Tung)
Kong Lau ...
Hospital Director
Wai-Sun Lam ...
Hitman 1
Benny Lam ...
Hitman 2
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Storyline

Mobsters are smuggling guns into Hong Kong. The police orchestrate a raid at a teahouse where an ace detective loses his partner. Meanwhile, the two main gun smugglers are having a war over territory, and a young new gun is enlisted to wipe out informants and overcome barriers to growth. The detective, acting from inside sources, gets closer to the ring leaders and eventually must work with the inside man directly. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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As a cop, he has brains, brawn, and an instinct to kill. See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for pervasive violence and some language | See all certifications »

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16 April 1992 (Hong Kong)  »

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$4,500,000 (estimated)
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The scenes shot at the Hospital maternity ward and the warehouse were shot at a new studio called "The Coca-Cola Factory" which was formerly a Coke bottling plant. See more »

Goofs

Location and the position of Benny's (Tequila's partner) body in the Teahouse. When he was shot, he was inside the kitchen with the door entering the kitchen to his left. Yet after Tequila comes to his side after the shoot out, Benny is outside the kitchen on the floor in the dining area. That would mean that as he was being shot, his body would have to have had to make a left turn to get back out side the kitchen even though he was seen being shot and falling within the kitchen. See more »

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Mad Dog: You know what I hate? Two groups of people: fucking cops and creeps who betray their old bosses.
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Referenced in Max Payne (2001) See more »

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Hello
Written by Lionel Richie
Sung by Yun-Fat Chow and Teresa Mo
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Relentless and explosive

An action film at heart. The story of gun smuggling is just a backing just big enough to support the relentless action scenes.

Motorcycles exploding in mid-air, cars blowing up, shotguns, pistols, submachine guns, bombs...it's all here.

They all make for some of the best action sequences ever filmed. A good mix of the gritty and realistic with the improbable and totally fake. Though I think that the ending is bit too much. But what can you expect from Woo aside from a molotov cocktail of intense explosive action and violence?

Action and cult movie fans are advised to watch this film, however others might be turned off by it. 7/10

Rated R: intense strong violence


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