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Hard Target (1993)

A woman hires a drifter as her guide through New Orleans in search of her father, who has gone missing. They discover a deadly game of cat and mouse behind his disappearance in the process.

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Natasha Binder comes to New Orleans looking for her father, who has gone missing. In doing so, she meets a very hard man called Chance. He helps her find out that her father was killed by an organisation who sell the opportunity to hunt human prey. They are taking advantage of a police strike in New Orleans. Will the Muscles from Brussels win through? Written by John Hartnup <hartnupj@cs.aston.ac.uk>

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Don't hunt what you can't kill. See more »

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Rated R for a great amount of strong violence, and for language | See all certifications »

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20 August 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hard Target: Operación cacería  »

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Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

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$32,534,954 (USA)
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Originally earned an NC-17 rating for violence. It was resubmitted to the MPAA seven times before it finally earned an R rating. See more »

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Fouchon makes a point of wiping his fingerprints from a letter opener, yet several times he casually tosses away spent shells handled without gloves. See more »

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The Best Of Van Damme
5 February 1999 | by (Wantirna, Australia) – See all my reviews

Hard Target is arguably Jean Claude Van Damme's best film. The action sequences, particularly the chase through the cemetery and the shootout in the Mardi-Gras warehouse are are smoothly and stylishly directed by John Woo. It stands up to repeated viewings and is worth watching along with Broken Arrow and Face/Off just to see how John Woo has progressed since coming to Hollywood. Lance Henriksen is perfect as the villain and Van Damme is a good hero. Overall quite an exciting and well done film, though not perfect.


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