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Hard Boiled -- A tough-as-nails cop teams up with an undercover agent to shut down a sinister mobster and his crew.

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Director:
Writers:
John Woo (story)
Barry Wong (screenplay)
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Release Date:
16 April 1992 (Hong Kong) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
As a cop, he has brains, brawn, and an instinct to kill. See more »
Plot:
A tough-as-nails cop teams up with an undercover agent to shut down a sinister mobster and his crew. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
3 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Yun-Fat Chow ... Insp. 'Tequila' Yuen

Tony Chiu Wai Leung ... Alan (as Tony Leung)
Teresa Mo ... Teresa Chang
Philip Chan ... Supt. Pang
Phillip Chung-Fung Kwok ... Mad Dog (as Kwok Chun-Feng)

Anthony Chau-Sang Wong ... Johnny Wong (as Anthony Wong)
Hoi-San Kwan ... Mr. Hoi (Guest star) (as Kwan Hoi Sang)
Wei Tung ... Foxy (Guest star) (as Tung Wai)
Bowie Lam ... Ah Lung / Benny
Meng Lo ... Lonny (as Johnson Law)
Bobbie Au-Yeung ... 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
Kenny Lam ... Hitman 3
Michael Dingo ... Jimmy
Hoi-Shan Lai ... Librarian
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kin-Shing Choi ... Gangster
Kei-Yung Ho ... Johnny's man

Jun Kunimura ... Teahouse gun-man (Guest star)
Chi Ming Lau (as Chi Ming Liu)
Anjo Leung ... Ah Lung's / Benny's son
Bo-Chuen Ng
Wai Man Tam ... Gangster (as Wei-min Tan)
Simon Broad ... Insp. 'Tequila' Yuen (voice) (uncredited)
Pierre Tremblay ... Johnny Wong (voice) (uncredited)

John Woo ... Mr. Woo (uncredited)

Directed by
John Woo 
 
Writing credits
John Woo (story)

Barry Wong (screenplay)

Gordon Chan  screenplay (uncredited)

Produced by
Terence Chang .... producer
Amy Chin .... associate producer
Linda Kuk .... producer
Yuet-Chuen Kwok .... supervising producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Gibbs 
 
Cinematography by
Wing-Hang Wong 
 
Film Editing by
Ah-Chik  (as Jack Ah)
Kit-Wai Kai 
John Woo 
David Wu 
 
Production Design by
Wah-Sang Leung  (as James Leung)
 
Costume Design by
Janet Chun 
Bruce Yu 
 
Makeup Department
Wai-Fong Cheng .... hair stylist
Wai-Fong Cheng .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Yuen-Yee Cheng .... assistant production manager
Carly Wong .... assistant production manager
Chi Ming Wu .... production manager (as Chi-Ming Ng)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Patrick Leung .... second unit director
Sylvia Liu .... second assistant director
 
Sound Department
Siu-Lung Ching .... sound effects editor
Max Rose .... sound engineer
Brian Schwegmann .... sound effects
Yu Ting .... dubbing editor: cantonese
 
Special Effects by
Bruce Law .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Yuen-Tai Ting .... optical effects
 
Stunts
Phillip Chung-Fung Kwok .... action coordinator (as Philip Kwok)
Bruce Law .... car stunt coordinator
Bruce Law .... stunt coordinator: fire sequences and body burns
Jackie Yeung .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kim-Kit Wai .... lighting technician
 
Editorial Department
Chan-Kuen Pang .... assistant editor
Patrick Pang .... assistant editor
 
Location Management
Rosanna Kwok .... location manager
 
Music Department
Michael Gibbs .... music arranger
Michael Gibbs .... music producer
Ole Mathisen .... musician: saxophones
Jim Odgren .... musician: saxophones
Max Rose .... music engineer
Jamshied Sharifi .... music programmer
Jamshied Sharifi .... musician: synthesizers
Benjamin Wittman .... music programmer
Benjamin Wittman .... musician: synthesizers
James Wong .... composer: additional music
Michael Gibbs .... musician (keyboards) (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Ng Hon-Leung .... director: thrid unit
Yu Ting .... dialog director: Cantonese
Heung-Yeung Tsim .... script supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Lat sau san taam" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Hard-Boiled" - Hong Kong (English title), International (English title)
"Hot-Handed God of Cops" - Hong Kong (English title) (literal title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for pervasive violence and some language
Runtime:
128 min | Germany:92 min (cut version) | Taiwan:131 min
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Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:R18+ | Canada:18A | Canada:XXX (Nova Scotia) | Canada:R (Ontario) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 (2001) | Finland:(Banned) (1994) | France:16 | Germany:16 (heavily cut) | Germany:18 (re-rating) (JK/SPIO) (uncut) | Germany:18 (video rating) (heavily cut) | Hong Kong:IIB | Iceland:16 | Ireland:18 | Italy:VM14 | Japan:R-15 | Malaysia:(Banned) | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:M | Norway:18 (video premiere) | Philippines:R-18 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:(Banned) | Sweden:15 (DVD rating) | Sweden:15 (uncut) | UK:18 | USA:R
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Phillip Chang, who plays Inspector Chang, was a real-life police commander in the Hong Kong Police who actually did supervise undercover officers like the Tony character.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: After shooting the mysterious "machine gunner" at point blank range to end the Teahouse shoot out, the shot Tequila fired leaves a gory glob of blood on his face. However, when Tequila rushes to the side of his fallen partner, Benny in the Teahouse, the blood on Tequila's face appears to be only a small dried smudge on his face even though it's supposed to be just moments after Tequila shot the thug. While Tequila could've wiped his face, there's less kitchen flour on his face and clothes than a moment ago as well.See more »
Quotes:
Tequila:Should I salute you?
Alan:You've got the gun. I'll go and milk a cow if you want.
Tequila:Sorry, I don't drink milk
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Aan: Men at Work (2004)See more »
Soundtrack:
Mona LisaSee more »

FAQ

What are the differences between the Theatrical Version and the Taiwanese Version?
How can Tequila fire so many bullets without reloading?
What's the deal with the birds in the Chinese restaurant at the start of the film?
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49 out of 67 people found the following review useful.
The mother, father, brother, and third cousin of all action films., 12 April 2000
Author: CurtisG-3 (curtisg@synge.com) from Costa Mesa, CA

So what if Chow Yun Fat fires a hundred rounds apiece from his pistols without reloading? Who cares whether shotgun rounds explode when they impact? Hard Boiled isn't about the reality, it's about the action--which is so over-the-top that reality takes a back seat. HB is like Tequila's toothpick: It's all about the Cool.

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