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Hard Target -- 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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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Chuck Pfarrer (written by)
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Release Date:
20 August 1993 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Don't hunt what you can't kill. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Up there with Die Hard a true action classic See more (167 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Directed by
John Woo 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Chuck Pfarrer (written by)

Produced by
Terence Chang .... co-producer
Sean Daniel .... producer
Moshe Diamant .... executive producer
James Jacks .... producer
Daryl Kass .... line producer
Chuck Pfarrer .... co-producer
Sam Raimi .... executive producer
Robert G. Tapert .... executive producer
Eugene Van Varenberg .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Graeme Revell 
Tim Simonec 
 
Cinematography by
Russell Carpenter 
 
Film Editing by
Bob Murawski 
 
Casting by
Valerie McCaffrey 
Nancy Nayor 
 
Production Design by
Phil Dagort 
 
Art Direction by
Philip Messina 
 
Set Decoration by
Michele Poulik 
 
Costume Design by
Karyn Wagner 
 
Makeup Department
Anne Hieronymus .... makeup artist
Donna Spahn .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Daryl Kass .... unit production manager
Patricia Serafina Madiedo .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nancy Blewer .... second second assistant director (as Nancy Blewer-Mahaffey)
William H. Burton Jr. .... second unit director (as Billy Burton)
John Gallagher .... second assistant director (as John E. Gallagher)
James Lansbury .... first assistant director: second unit
Dennis Maguire .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Stuart Auld .... camera scenic artist
Jack Blanchard .... set dresser
Randall S. Coe .... carpenter
Michael Hendrick .... set dresser
Michael A. Johnson .... set dresser
Monroe Kelly .... assistant art director
Dave Kelsey .... scenic artist
P.K. MacCarthy .... storyboard artist
Patrick McGuire .... leadman
Steven B. Melton .... property master
Gordon Peck Jr. .... signwriter/scenic
David Schlesinger .... key set dresser
Nick Spetsiotis .... art department production assistant
Kent State .... props
Chuck Stringer .... carpenter
Brad Lokey .... on-set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Rick Alexander .... sound re-recording mixer
Ron Bartlett .... sound editor
Ron Bartlett .... sound re-recording mixer
Kevin Bartnof .... foley artist
Matthew C. Beville .... sound transfer
James Bolt .... sound re-recording mixer (as Jim Bolt)
Michael C. Casper .... sound re-recording mixer
John Dunn .... supervising sound editor
Michael Faba .... boom operator
Stephanie Flack .... sound editor
Donald Flick .... sound editor
Ellen Heuer .... foley artist
Lou Kleinman .... sound editor
Steve Kohler .... sound
Elliott Koretz .... sound editor
Cliff Latimer .... adr editor
Oscar Mitt .... assistant sound editor
Josephine Nericcio .... first assistant sound editor
John Pospisil .... supervising sound effects editor
Geoffrey G. Rubay .... sound editor (as Geoffrey Rubay)
Curt Schulkey .... supervising adr editor
Curt Schulkey .... supervising dialogue editor
George Simpson .... supervising sound editor
Mary Ruth Smith .... foley editor (as Mary R. Smith)
David A. Whittaker .... dialogue editor
Rick Mitchell .... foley editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Dale Jones .... special effects technician
Gary Jones .... special effects technician
Dale L. Martin .... special effects coordinator (as Dale Martin)
Blumes Tracy .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Joseph Armand Fedele .... optical effects supervisor
Don Lee .... digital compositor
Doyle Smith .... wire removal (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Tobi Allyn .... stunts
Pete Antico .... stunts
Kenneth John Borland Jr. .... stunts
John Borland .... stunts
Chris Branham .... stunts
Jophery C. Brown .... stunts (as Jophery Brown)
William H. Burton Jr. .... stunt coordinator (as Billy Burton)
William H. Burton Jr. .... stunts (as William H. Burton)
Heather Burton .... stunts
Anthony Cecere .... stunts
Gilbert B. Combs .... stunts (as Gil Combs)
Mitchell Dean .... stunts
Richard Epper .... stunts
Dane Farwell .... stunts
Randy Hall .... stunts
Dick Hancock .... stunts
Clifford Happy .... stunts
Harry Harris III .... stunts (as Harry Harris)
John Hateley .... stunts
Tommy J. Huff .... stunts (as Tom Huff)
Henry Kingi Jr. .... stunts
Eddie Matthews .... stunts (as Ed Mathews)
Vinita McClennon .... stunts
Bill McIntosh .... stunts
Frank Orsatti .... stunts
Dan Owen .... stunts (as Daniel R. Owen)
Steve Picerni .... stunts (as Steve Percerni)
Joe Quinlivan .... stunts
Gary Robert .... stunts
Glynn Rubin .... stunts
Mark Stefanich .... stunt double: Jean-Claude Van Damme
Blumes Tracy .... stunts (as Blumes J. Tracy)
Rudy Ugland .... stunts
Ric Roman Waugh .... stunts (as Ric Waugh)
Heather Burton .... stunt double: Yancy Butler (uncredited)
Mark Stefanich .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kirk Bloom .... second assistant camera
Billy Bragg .... director of photography: second unit
Kirk Douglas .... assistant camera
Kirk Douglas .... camera operator: Second unit
Edward A. Gutentag .... assistant camera
Frank M. Holgate .... aerial director of photography (as Frank Holgate)
Jeffrey A. Johnson .... grip
Bret Lanius .... assistant camera
Philip Lee .... camera operator
Michelle Madison .... second assistant camera
Jeff Mart .... Steadicam operator
Chris McGuire .... rigging gaffer electric
Chris Milani .... electrician
Lloyd Moriarity .... key grip
Melissa Moseley .... still photographer
Randy Nolen .... Steadicam operator
Andrew Rawson .... electrician
Steven Scaffidi .... camera operator
Tony Varuola .... best boy electric
Randy Walsh .... camera operator
Vojislav Mikulic .... gaffer (uncredited)
Wells A. Smith .... key grip: second unit (uncredited)
Samuel Webb .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marisa Aboitiz .... costume supervisor
Margaret Lancaster .... wardrobe assistant
Dena Matranga .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Sandy Brundage .... negative cutter
Kevin Henry .... negative cutter
Chris Lechler .... apprentice editor
William Pine .... color timer (as Bill Pine)
 
Music Department
Dick Bernstein .... music editor
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor (as Sandy De Crescent)
George Doering .... musician
Ken Kugler .... orchestrator
Graeme Revell .... conductor
Graeme Revell .... orchestrator
Tim Simonec .... conductor
Tim Simonec .... orchestrator
Philip Tallman .... assistant music editor
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Dan Wallin .... score mixer
Frank Macchia .... music preparation (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Roy A. Grace .... driver
Earl R. Hurst Sr. .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Sallie Jones Arata .... production assistant
Jennifer Birchfield-Eick .... assistant production coordinator
Batou Chandler .... set production assistant
Faith Conroy .... script supervisor
Todd Fischer .... assistant to script supervisor
Cliff Fleming .... helicopter pilot
Gerrit V. Folsom .... location manager
Charlie French .... medic
Robert 'Rock' Galotti .... weapons specialist
Craig Hosking .... helicopter pilot
Gary Huckabay .... assistant location manager
Jay Johnson .... main title design
Petra Jorgensen .... script supervisor: second unit
Stephanie Meyer .... producer asst
Kristie Noonan .... assistant Van Damme Entertainment
Don Orlando .... production accountant
David Pollison .... assistant: John Woo, Los Angeles
Tom Prince .... senior production executive
James Roque .... office production assistant
Michelle Schluter-Ford .... production coordinator (as Michelle Schluter)
Burton Sharp .... adr group coordinator
Edwin Stalter .... assistant: John Woo
Jonathan Giles Zimmerman .... completion bond representative
Kenny Rivenbark .... remote head technician (uncredited)
Daniel Wheatcroft .... studio executive (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for a great amount of strong violence, and for language
Runtime:
97 min | Germany:73 min (cut version) | 116 min (Director's Cut) | 128 min (Workprint Version)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:R (DVD rating) | Australia:M (TV rating) | Australia:MA (original rating) | Finland:K-18 | France:-12 | Germany:18 | Germany:BPjM Restricted | Iceland:16 | Ireland:18 | Malaysia:(Banned) | Malaysia:18SG (tv rating) | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:18 (video premiere) | Norway:(Banned) (uncut european version) (1993-2003) (cinema release) | Philippines:R-18 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R

Did You Know?

Trivia:
In John Woo's original cut, there was a love scene between Chance and Nat. As well as an extended shootout in the factory towards the end of the film.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: During the warehouse fight, Fuchon fires a bullet at Chance but misses and hits an explosive barrel. When the barrel flies off, you can clearly see the hose that is propelling the barrel up.See more »
Quotes:
Emil Fouchon:You see, Miss Binder, you I can understand. It was a matter of family.
[to Boudreaux]
Emil Fouchon:You had *nothing* in common with those people. What made you want to complicate my life like that?
Chance Boudreaux:Poor people get bored too.
Emil Fouchon:Ohh!
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41 out of 57 people found the following review useful.
Up there with Die Hard a true action classic, 20 August 2000
Author: richalexh from cardiff, wales

John Woo's first u.s film is a hugely underrated hugely enjoyable action thriller beautiflly shot and bursting with style this is certainly Van Damme's best film and in my books is at the top of the action genre. It's a sort of updating of 1930's thriller The Most Dangerous Game. It centres around a women searching for her father in New Orleans who enlists the help of tough cajun chance boudreux i don't wanna say any more about the plot cos i don't wanna give to much away.this is the part of Van Damme's career when his acting wasn't too bad, the rest of the cast are mostly a solid bunch of unknowns who prove they've got what it takes to make this a tight well made thriller. Lance Henriksen is great as Fouchon and Arnold Vosloo equally as good as accomplice Van cleef. Even though in my opinion this is Woo's best u.s film it took him 2 more attempts to breakthrough into the Hollywood mainstream in which he finally struck gold with Face/Off. Hard Target comes out a dark action thriller packed with a superb blend of martial arts shootouts and explosions. I recommend this to any 1 weather your an action junkie, die hard van damme fan or just a general film buff. Up there with Die Hard this is a true action classic

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