This 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.



Hard Boiled


Budget

Estimated

$ 4.500.000

Props

Director: John Woo

  • Runtime 131 min
  • Length 3.500 m
  • Format 35 mm
  • Sound Mono

Gross

Hong Kong HKD

19.711.048