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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.

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Douglas Binder
Robert Apisa ...
Mr. Lopacki (as Bob Apisa)
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Pik van Cleaf
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Emil Fouchon
Douglas Rye ...
Frick (as Douglas Forsythe Rye)
Mike Leinert ...
Frack (as Michael D. Leinert)
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Natasha 'Nat' Binder
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Marie
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Elijah Roper (as Willie Carpenter)
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Chance Boudreaux
Barbara Tasker ...
Waitress
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Det. Marie Mitchell
Randy Cheramie ...
Shop Steward
Eliott Keener ...
Randal Poe
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Police Detective
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Dr. Morton
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Ismal Zenan
Jeanette Kontomitras ...
Madam
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Man on the Street
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Stephan (as Sven Thorsen)
Tom Lupo ...
Jerome
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Peterson
David Efron ...
Billy Bob (as Dave Efron)
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Uncle Douvee
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Reporter (uncredited)

Directed by

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John Woo

Written by

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Chuck Pfarrer ... (written by)

Produced by

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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
Rob Tapert ... executive producer (as Robert Tapert)
Eugene Van Varenberg ... associate producer

Music by

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Graeme Revell
Tim Simonec

Cinematography by

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Russell Carpenter ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Bob Murawski

Editorial Department

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Sandy Brundage ... negative cutter
Jody Cleveland ... assistant editor
Paul Hart ... assistant editor
Kevin Henry ... negative cutter
Michael Jonascu ... assistant editor
Chris Lechler ... apprentice editor
Gus Medina ... assistant editor
William Pine ... color timer (as Bill Pine)

Casting By

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Valerie McCaffrey
Nancy Nayor

Production Design by

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Phil Dagort

Art Direction by

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Philip Messina

Set Decoration by

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Michele Poulik

Costume Design by

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Karyn Wagner

Makeup Department

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Janice Alexander ... hair stylist: Jean-Claude Van Damme (as Jan Alexander)
Zoltan Elek ... makeup artist: Jean-Claude Van Damme (as Zoltan)
Anne Hieronymus ... key makeup artist
Julie M. Woods ... key hair stylist (as Julie Woods)
Donna Spahn ... hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Doreen A. Dixon ... post-production supervisor
Daryl Kass ... unit production manager
Patricia Serafina Madiedo ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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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)
Dennis Maguire ... first assistant director
James Lansbury ... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)

Art Department

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Randolph W. Andell ... assistant property master
Stuart Auld ... camera scenic artist
Alice Baker ... assistant set decorator
Bill Ballou ... construction coordinator
Jack Blanchard ... swing gang
Kelly Curley ... art department coordinator
Barbara Ann Jaekel ... draftsperson
Monroe Kelly ... draftsperson
Dave Kelsey ... lead scenic artist (as David Kelsey)
Michelle Kelsey ... painter
Doug Lefler ... storyboard artist
Michael S. Martin ... on-set dresser (as Michael Martin)
Patrick McGuire ... leadman
Louis Medrano ... swing gang
Steven B. Melton ... property master
Philbert Olivier ... painter
Arthur P. Reed ... swing gang
Nick Rippon ... construction foreman (as Nick Rippon Jr.)
David Schlesinger ... key set dresser
Nick Spetsiotis ... art department production assistant
Larry Spurlock ... second lead scenic artist (as Lawrence V. Spurlock)
Jack Blanchard ... set dresser (uncredited)
Randall S. Coe ... carpenter (uncredited)
Michael Hendrick ... set dresser (uncredited)
Michael A. Johnson ... set dresser (uncredited)
Monroe Kelly ... assistant art director (uncredited)
Brad Lokey ... on-set dresser (uncredited)
P.K. MacCarthy ... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Gordon Lorne Peck Jr. ... signwriter (uncredited)
Kent State ... props (uncredited)
Chuck Stringer ... carpenter (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Rick Alexander ... re-recording mixer
Ron Bartlett ... sound editor
Kevin Bartnof ... foley artist
James Bolt ... re-recording mixer (as Jim Bolt)
Michael C. Casper ... re-recording mixer
Linda Corbin ... foley mixer
Kenny Delbert ... sound mixer
John Dunn ... supervising sound editor
Michael Faba ... boom operator
Donald Flick ... sound editor
Skip Godwin ... boom operator
Ellen Heuer ... foley artist
Alan Holly ... adr mixer
Lou Kleinman ... sound editor
Elliott Koretz ... sound editor
Cliff Latimer ... adr editor
Oscar Mitt ... sound assistant
Josephine Nericcio ... sound assistant
John Pospisil ... special sound effects
Al Rizzo ... sound mixer
Geoffrey G. Rubay ... sound editor (as Geoffrey Rubay)
Curt Schulkey ... supervising adr editor
John P. Scott ... boom operator (as John Scott)
George Simpson ... supervising sound editor
Mary Ruth Smith ... foley editor (as Mary R. Smith)
David A. Whittaker ... dialogue editor
Ron Bartlett ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Matthew C. Beville ... sound transfer (uncredited)
Stephanie Flack ... sound editor (uncredited)
Steve Kohler ... sound (uncredited)
Rick Mitchell ... foley editor (uncredited)
John Pospisil ... supervising sound effects editor (uncredited)
Curt Schulkey ... supervising dialogue editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Dean R. Brown ... special effects (as Dean Brown)
Dale Jones ... special effects
Gary Jones ... special effects
Dale L. Martin ... special effects coordinator (as Dale Martin)
Joe Quinlivan ... special effects
Leo Leoncio Solis ... special effects (as Leo Solas)
Blumes Tracy ... special effects

Visual Effects by

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Joseph Armand Fedele ... optical effects supervisor
Don Lee ... digital compositor (uncredited)
Doyle Smith ... wire removal (uncredited)

Stunts

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Tobi Allyn ... stunts
Pete Antico ... stunts
John Borland ... stunts
Chris Branham ... stunts
Jophery C. Brown ... stunts (as Jophery Brown)
William H. Burton Jr. ... stunt coordinator (as Billy Burton)
Billy Burton ... stunts (as William H. Burton)
Heather Burton ... stunts
Anthony Cecere ... stunts
Gilbert B. Combs ... stunts (as Gil Combs)
Richard Epper ... stunts
Dane Farwell ... stunt player
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
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)
Kenneth John Borland Jr. ... stunts (uncredited)
Heather Burton ... stunt double: Yancy Butler (uncredited)
Billy C. Chandler ... stunts (uncredited)
Mitchell Dean ... stunts (uncredited)
Gary Robert ... stunts (uncredited)
Mark Stefanich ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Kirk Bloom ... second assistant camera (as Kirk L. Bloom)
Billy Bragg ... director of photography: second unit
William Buckingham III ... grip (as William W. Buckingham III)
Buddy Carr ... film loader
Gilly Charbonnet ... grip
Doug Chartier ... dolly grip
Buster Cooey ... grip
William Coss ... first assistant camera: steadicam
Todd Dos Reis ... first assistant camera (as Todd A. Dos Reis)
Cougar Easley ... electrician
Todd M. Gavin ... aerial first assistant camera (as Todd Gavin)
Michael Gfelner ... first assistant camera (as Mike Gfelner)
Frank M. Holgate ... aerial director of photography (as Frank Holgate)
Kirk Hunsicker ... lighting technician: mini musco light
Jeffrey A. Johnson ... grip (as Jeffrey Alan Johnson)
Eugene B. Kerry ... best boy grip (as Eugene Brian Kerry)
Peter Krause ... camera operator
Bret Lanius ... additional assistant camera
Ian Lynch ... additional assistant camera
Michelle Madison ... additional assistant camera
Marc Margulies ... first assistant camera
Jeff Mart ... steadicam operator
Chris McGuire ... electrician
Vojislav Mikulic ... gaffer (as Voya Mikulic)
Chris Milani ... electrician
Glenn E. Moran ... electrician (as Glenn Moran)
Lloyd Moriarity ... key grip
Melissa Moseley ... still photographer
Randy Nolen ... steadicam operator
Dan Owen ... grip (as Danny Owen)
Carlo Papica ... best boy electrician (as Karlo Papica)
Mike 'Chewie' Pappas ... electrician
Andrew Rawson ... electrician (as Andrew H. Rawson)
Adam Santelli ... electrician
Nancy Segler ... additional assistant camera
Michael St. Hilaire ... camera operator
Ricki R. Sylvester ... grip (as Ricki Sylvester Sr.)
Jordy Valenti ... electrician
Kirk Douglas ... assistant camera (uncredited) / camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
Richard Elias ... electrician (uncredited)
Edward A. Gutentag ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Philip Lee ... camera operator (uncredited)
Steven Scaffidi ... camera operator (uncredited)
Wells A. Smith ... key grip: second unit (uncredited)
Tony Varuola ... best boy electric (uncredited)
Randy Walsh ... camera operator (uncredited)
Samuel Webb ... camera operator (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Rick Landry ... casting consultant: Louisiana

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Marisa Aboitiz ... costume supervisor
Renee Dodson ... costumer
Dena Matranga ... wardrobe assistant
Christine Weckx ... dresser
Margaret Lancaster ... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)

Location Management

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Gerrit V. Folsom ... location manager (as Gerrit Folsom)
Gary Huckabay ... assistant location manager (as Gary L. Huckabay Jr.)

Music Department

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Dick Bernstein ... music editor
Sandy DeCrescent ... music contractor (as Sandy De Crescent)
Larry Kenton ... additional orchestrator
Kodo ... co-composer
Ken Kugler ... additional orchestrator
Graeme Revell ... orchestrator
Tim Simonec ... orchestrator
Philip Tallman ... music assistant
Dan Wallin ... music scoring mixer (as Danny Wallin)
Tom Boyd ... musician: solo oboe (uncredited)
George Doering ... musician (uncredited)
Frank Macchia ... music preparation (uncredited)
Graeme Revell ... conductor (uncredited)
Tim Simonec ... conductor (uncredited)
James Thatcher ... musician: french horn (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Faith Conroy ... script supervisor
Petra Jorgensen ... script supervisor: second unit (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Herbert Colar ... driver
Greg Collins ... driver
Roy A. Grace ... driver (as Roy Grace)
Jerry Henry ... transportation captain (as Gerald Henry)
Lionel Johnson ... driver
Michael McDuffee ... transportation coordinator (as Mike McDuffee)
Kristine Mills ... transportation production assistant
Al Sens ... driver
Rodney Theard ... driver
Earl R. Hurst Sr. ... transportation captain (uncredited)
Vince Pecora ... honeywagon driver (uncredited)

Additional Crew

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Christi Alexander ... set production assistant (as Christy Alexander)
Sallie Jones Arata ... office production assistant (as Sallie Jones)
Jennifer Birchfield-Eick ... assistant production coordinator (as Jennifer B. Rivas)
Jim Brockett ... snake wrangler
Vincent J. Burns ... set production assistant
Kayla Chaillot ... craft service
Batou Chandler ... set production assistant
David Chute ... unit publicist
Robert Easton ... dialogue coach
Cliff Fleming ... helicopter pilot
Angelina Fontana ... assistant: Sean Daniel
Robert 'Rock' Galotti ... weapons specialist
Jerry Gatto ... craft service
Jule Gilfillan ... assistant: John Woo
Craig Hosking ... helicopter pilot
Elston Howard ... set production assistant (as Elston James Howard)
Sal Maggiore ... set production assistant
Steven B. Melton ... armorer
Stephanie Meyer ... assistant: Jim Jacks
Monica Muehlhause-Horn ... second assistant accountant (as Monica Muehlhause)
Richard G. Murphy ... assistant: Jean-Claude Van Damme
Evelyn Navarro ... assistant: John Woo
Ashley Nolan ... set production assistant
Kristie Noonan ... assistant: Jean-Claude Van Damme
Don Orlando ... production accountant (as Donald Orlando)
David Pollison ... production assistant: Los Angeles
Kathleen Richter ... second assistant accountant
James Roque ... office production assistant (as James Roque Jr.)
John Schluter ... security coordinator (as John Schulter)
Michelle Schluter-Ford ... production coordinator (as Michelle L. Schluter)
Edwin Stalter ... production assistant: Los Angeles (as Edwin B. Stalter)
Jules Sylvester ... snake wrangler
Bernadette Tanchauco ... assistant accountant (as Bernadette 'Berni' Tanchauco)
Alex Daniels ... voice actor (uncredited)
Charlie French ... medic (uncredited)
Jay Johnson ... title designer: main titles (uncredited)
Don LaFontaine ... voice-over: trailer (uncredited)
Tom Prince ... senior production executive (uncredited)
Kenny Rivenbark ... remote head technician (uncredited)
Rodney Saulsberry ... adr/voice talent (uncredited)
Burton Sharp ... adr group coordinator (uncredited)
Daniel Wheatcroft ... studio executive (uncredited)
Jonathan Giles Zimmerman ... completion bond representative (uncredited)

Thanks

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Sidney J. Barthelemy ... thanks (as New Orleans Mayor Sidney J. Barthelemy)
Howard Berger ... special thanks: Kurtzman, Nicotero & Berger EFX Group
L.J. Canal ... special thanks: New Orleans Police Department (as Lt. L.J. Canal)
Kimberly M. Carbo ... thanks: liaison, New Orleans Film and Television Board
Robert Kurtzman ... special thanks: Kurtzman, Nicotero & Berger EFX Group (as Bob Kurtzman)
Harry Lee ... special thanks: Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Department (as Sheriff Harry Lee)
Tom McDermott ... thanks: chairman, New Orleans Film and Television Board
Greg Nicotero ... special thanks: Kurtzman, Nicotero & Berger EFX Group (as Gregory Nicotero)
Antoine Saacks ... special thanks: New Orleans Police Department (as Depury Chief of Police Antoine M. Saacks)
Craig Taffaro ... special thanks: Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Department (as Colonel Craig Taffaro)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

Plot Keywords
Taglines Don't hunt what you can't kill. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Chasse à l'homme (France)
  • Harte Ziele (Germany)
  • Blanco humano (Spain)
  • Hard Target: Operación cacería (Argentina)
  • Hard Target: Operación cacería (Peru)
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Runtime
  • 97 min
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Box Office

Budget $18,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $10,106,500, 20 Aug 1993
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $74,189,677

Did You Know?

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Trivia Universal was afraid that John Woo's limited English would be a problem on set, so they hired Sam Raimi to oversee the entire shoot and replace Woo if need be. See more »
Goofs A shotgun blast at close range to the head will not leave a head intact. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Man Without a Face/Wilder Napalm/King of the Hill/Hard Target/And the Band Played On (1993). See more »
Soundtracks Walkin' Blues See more »
Quotes Pik van Cleef: Randal, Randal, Randal. You were going to leave without saying goodbye, huh?
Randal Poe: My momma got sick in Biloxi. I was gonna call you, Mr. Van Cleef...
Pik van Cleef: Of course you were, Randal. Of course you were. I know you didn't mean to... hurt... my feelings.
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