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Hong Kong detective undercover hospital shootout triads

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Seen on: 03/05/2017 (rewatch)

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Hard Boiled (1992)

Directed by John Woo

Crime | Action | Thriller

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Overview

A take-no-prisoners cop is on the trail of the triads when his partner is killed during a gun battle. His guilt propels him into an all-out war against the gang, including an up-and-coming soldier in the mob who turns out to be an undercover cop. The two men must come to terms with their allegiance to the force and their loyalty to each other as they try to take down the gangsters.

Rated R | Length 126 minutes

Actors

Jun Kunimura | Lam Kai-Wing | Lo Meng | Kenny Wong Tak-Ban | Ng Shui-Ting | Perrie Lai Hoi-San | Michael Dinga | John Woo | Lau Kong | Bobby Au-Yeung | Bowie Lam | Stephen Tung Wai | Kwan Hoi-San | Anthony Wong | Philip Kwok Chun-Fung | Philip Chan Yan-Kin | Teresa Mo | Tony Leung Chiu-Wai | Chow Yun-fat

Viewing Notes

This really is peak John Woo. So crazy and over the top yet still maintains some restraint and control over each scene. Neat to see all these actors some fresh faces at the time and some old faces including Phillip Kwok in a key role which was cool to see.

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