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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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Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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)

Gross:

$32,534,954 (USA)
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Trivia

John Woo's original cut of the film ran nearly two hours and focused more on Fouchon. Jean-Claude Van Damme and his editor locked themselves in an editing room for two days and reedited the film for the producers. Van Damme stated that moviegoers were paying to see a Van Damme movie, not a Lance Henriksen movie. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end Chance operates the slide on his shotgun to eject all of the shells. While he is doing this, a metallic ringing sound is heard while they hit the floor- where in fact, shotgun shells are made primarily of plastic and would not have made this sound. See more »

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Douglas Binder: [trying to open a locked door] Please...
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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.


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