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The Hard Boiled 辣手神探 movie was John Woo‘s last Hong Kong film before going to Hollywood. According to the Dragon Dynasty commentary, it was never meant to be Woo’s last film there. It was somewhat successful in Hong Kong but not as successful as Woo’s earlier films and it was at this point that the Heroic Bloodshed genre which Woo and a couple of directors were famous for was coming to an end as the Hong Kong audience were more interested in comedies, etc.
However, when John had heard that this movie had extreme positive reactions from the American audience (which was rare at the time), that was when he made the decision to go to Hollywood.
|Directed by||John Woo|
|Screenplay by||Barry Wong|
|Story by||John Woo|
|Music by||Michael Gibbs|
Hard Boiled 辣手神探 is an action film directed by John Woo. The film stars Chow Yun-fat as Inspector “Tequila” Yuen, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai as Tony, an undercover cop, and Anthony Wong as Johnny Wong, a leader of criminal triads. The film features Tequila, whose partner (Bowie Lam) is killed in a tea house gunfight with a small army of gangsters. One of the mob’s high-ranking assassins is the undercover cop Tony, who must team up with Tequila for their common pursuit of taking down Wong’s crime syndicate. The film leads up to a climax in a hospital, where the two must rescue innocent civilians and newborn babies from the maternity ward while fighting off dozens of mob hitmen.
Rating: ★★★★★ by milo