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Hard Target (1993)

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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:

John Woo

Writer:

Chuck Pfarrer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chuck Pfarrer ... Douglas Binder
Robert Apisa Robert Apisa ... Mr. Lopacki (as Bob Apisa)
Arnold Vosloo ... Pik van Cleef
Lance Henriksen ... Emil Fouchon
Douglas Rye Douglas Rye ... Frick (as Douglas Forsythe Rye)
Mike Leinert Mike Leinert ... Frack (as Michael D. Leinert)
Yancy Butler ... Natasha 'Nat' Binder
Lenore Banks ... Marie
Willie C. Carpenter ... Elijah Roper (as Willie Carpenter)
Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Chance Boudreaux
Barbara Tasker Barbara Tasker ... Waitress
Kasi Lemmons ... Det. Marie Mitchell
Randy Cheramie Randy Cheramie ... Shop Steward
Eliott Keener Eliott Keener ... Randal Poe
Robert Pavlovich ... Detective
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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>

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Catch him if you can. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Kurt Russell was originally sought for the role of Chance Boudreaux, but they couldn't wait two years to film it with him. The studio then went to Jean-Claude Van Damme, who met with John Woo when he was filming Double Impact (1991) in Hong Kong. See more »

Goofs

During first fight Chance punched the guy with cap in belly. In next shot same guy was several meters far from Chance running with knife to stab him. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Douglas Binder: [trying to open a locked door] Please...
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Alternate Versions

Despite the R-rating on the cover, the American blu-ray releases of the film contain the international unrated version, featuring the extended opening and ending sequences. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in When Brendan Met Trudy (2000) See more »

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Lonely Stranger
Written by Eric Clapton (uncredited)
Performed by Eric Clapton
(Only in workprint version)
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Van Dammes best action movie ever.
21 January 2002 | by martymasterSee all my reviews

This is Van Dammes best action movie,and by action I mean a movie where there is shooting and acting,not just fighting. The movie is directed by John Woo which is one of the best action directors out there. The movie is entertaining from beginning to end.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

20 August 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hard Target See more »

Filming Locations:

White Castle, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,106,500, 22 August 1993

Gross USA:

$32,589,677

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$74,189,677
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (cut) | (unrated) | (Workprint Version)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo (4 channels)| DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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