MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Up 1,815 this week

Hard Target (1993)

R  |   |  Action, Thriller  |  20 August 1993 (USA)
6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 32,378 users  
Reviews: 174 user | 65 critic

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.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

"Hand of God" - What to Watch

IMDb sits down with the cast of the thriller drama "Hand of God," including Ron Perlman, Julian Morris, Garret Dillahunt, and Alona Tal.

Watch our interview

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 36 titles
created 29 Apr 2012
 
a list of 40 titles
created 01 Jan 2013
 
a list of 40 titles
created 21 Nov 2013
 
a list of 40 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 34 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Hard Target" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Hard Target (1993)

Hard Target (1993) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Hard Target.

User Polls

1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Sudden Death (1995)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A disgraced former fireman takes on a group of terrorists holding the Vice President and others hostage during the seventh game of the NHL Stanley Cup finals.

Director: Peter Hyams
Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Powers Boothe, Raymond J. Barry
Double Impact (1991)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Jean Claude Van Damme plays a dual role as Alex and Chad, twins separated at the death of their parents. Chad is raised by a family retainer in Paris, Alex becomes a petty crook in Hong ... See full summary »

Director: Sheldon Lettich
Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Geoffrey Lewis, Alonna Shaw
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Escaped convict Sam Gillen single handedly takes on ruthless developers determined to evict Clydie - a widow with two young children. Nobody knows who Sam is.

Director: Robert Harmon
Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Rosanna Arquette, Kieran Culkin
Lionheart (1990)
Action | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Lyon Gaultier is a deserter in the Foreign Legion arriving in the USA entirely hard up. He finds his brother between life and death and his sister-in-law without the money needed to heal ... See full summary »

Director: Sheldon Lettich
Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Harrison Page, Deborah Rennard
Death Warrant (1990)
Action | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The Canadian policeman Louis Burke is assigned in a jail to investigate in some murders of prisoners and jailors. When in jail, Lois, using his outstandings martial arts is able to save his... See full summary »

Director: Deran Sarafian
Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Robert Guillaume, Cynthia Gibb
Timecop (1994)
Action | Crime | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An officer for a security agency that regulates time travel, must fend for his life against a shady politician who has a tie to his past.

Director: Peter Hyams
Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Mia Sara, Ron Silver
Kickboxer (1989)
Action | Sport | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Kurt Sloane must learn the ancient kick boxing art of Muay Thai in order to avenge his brother.

Directors: Mark DiSalle, David Worth
Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dennis Alexio, Dennis Chan
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Private Luc Deveraux and his sadistic sergeant, Andrew Scott, got killed in Vietnam. The army uses their bodies for a secret project - reanimating dead soldiers as deadly obedient cyborgs. However, their memories come back too.

Director: Roland Emmerich
Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Ally Walker
The Quest (1996)
Action | Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Chris embarks on an odyssey of self-discovery that spans the globe. Kidnapped and enslaved by gun smugglers, sold by pirates and thrust into the murky underworld of gambling and kickboxing,... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Claude Van Damme
Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Roger Moore, James Remar
Bloodsport (1988)
Action | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Follows Frank Dux, an American martial artist serving in the military, who decides to leave the army to compete in a martial arts tournament in Hong Kong where fights to the death can occur.

Director: Newt Arnold
Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Donald Gibb, Leah Ayres
Maximum Risk (1996)
Action | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A policeman takes his twin brother's place and inherits his problems and a beautiful girlfriend. He is forced to kickbox his way from France to the U.S. and back while playing footsie with ... See full summary »

Director: Ringo Lam
Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Natasha Henstridge, Jean-Hugues Anglade
Double Team (1997)
Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Counter-terrorist Jack Quinn misses his target, Stavros, on the eve of his final mission. From there, he is sent to "The Colony", a rebirth for presumed-dead assassins. He breaks free from ... See full summary »

Director: Hark Tsui
Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dennis Rodman, Mickey Rourke
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chuck Pfarrer ...
Robert Apisa ...
Mr. Lopacki (as Bob Apisa)
...
...
Douglas Rye ...
Frick (as Douglas Forsythe Rye)
Mike Leinert ...
Frack (as Michael D. Leinert)
...
...
Willie C. Carpenter ...
Elijah Roper (as Willie Carpenter)
...
Barbara Tasker ...
...
Randy Cheramie ...
Eliott Keener ...
...
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 August 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hard Target: Operación cacería  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$32,534,954 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (cut) | (Director's Cut) | (Workprint Version)

Sound Mix:

(4 channels)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

John Woo turned down the script for Face/Off (1997) to direct this instead, as the science fiction side of that movie didn't interest him. (Apparently he became a fan four years later.) See more »

Goofs

When Chance finds Douglas Binder's second dog tag at the burnt out warehouse, it's covered in dirt and ash, in the next shot it's completely clean, as if it never was near any fire or dirt. See more »

Quotes

Randal Poe: [Lying face down on a massage table thinking the masseuse is still massaging him, not knowing that Chance is] Oh yeah baby
Chance Boudreaux: Hello Poe!
Randal Poe: [Making a startled rise from the table] What the fuck?
Chance Boudreaux: [Slamming Poe's face down into the head rest] You miss me?
Randal Poe: Oh Christ not again!
Chance Boudreaux: It looks like you're short an ear, so you better listen very carefully. Now, who sent those apes after me?
Randal Poe: [Squirming in pain] I dont know what you're talking about
Chance Boudreaux: [Pushes Poe's head harder into the head rest] Two million people in ...
[...]
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Dogma (1999) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
John Woo and Van Damme make a pretty good team
19 April 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Right here and now I'll say this is Van Damme best movie and he picked the right director for it. It an action adventure about a team of killers are who paid to hunt by rich people. The movie is not action filled as the video box may tell you. But it does have enough to make your mouth water. If you know John Woo than you know that his films spread out the action and put space of acting between them. The acting is not top notch but it is believable. But what makes this movie is the action sequences. They have remnants of Woo's other movies like Broken Arrow, Hard Boiled, The Killer and the final scene looks like it was plucked straight out of Face/Off. You have to see it to believe it. Van Damme does his normal tough guy not talking much thing but it is great to see him with two pistols in his hands. It's a 7 for total movie but gets a 10 for action. Action movie junkies will love Hard Target. John Woo and Van Damme makes for great action.


17 of 22 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
'Hard Target' Makes 'Bloodsport' Look Like a Freakin' Masterpiece mhelpmann
MULLET forGondor
PLot Hole.... frank_da_tank82
Pik's Accent? combat_baby
Not a very fortunate pick of a character name danucky
Trivia: Lance Henrickson set on fire for real? aseddon130
Discuss Hard Target (1993) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page