Actors: Chow Yun-Fat, Tony Leung, Teresa Mo, Philip Chan, Philip Kwok, John Woo
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about Hard Boiled (1992)|
|Winner of the 1993 Hong-Kong Film Award for best editing, HARD BOILED is the last movie directed by John Woo in his native country.
Sergent Tequila, played by Chow Yun-Fat, loses his partner during a shoot out at a tea house. Meanwhile, two gangs, active in the arms struggling, are fighting for supremacy. Tony -Allan- Leung, a young hitman, betrays his old boss Mr. Hui and joins the ranks of Johnny Wong who destroys Hui's organization after a violent raid. Tequila, told by an informer of the raid, meets Allan who spares him. Tequila then understands that Allan is an insider who works for the Hong-Kong police.
Explosive and superb.
--Daniel Staebler, Resident Scholar
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|Analysis of Hard Boiled (1992)|
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Composition of Movie
Actual chase scenes or violence - 50%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 10%
Time/Era of Movie:
Crime & Police Story?
- catching/stopping killer
Combat acrobatics/martial arts?
Criminal enemy is...
- Asian crime gangs
Kind of movie
- traditional karate
- brunette (Black)
- short/standard straight (man)
- muscular (man)
Events of movie makes character more...
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- very athletic
Secondary Main Character
- brunette (Black)
- (man) short/standard straight
- very skinny (man)
How much in movie?
- a criminal organization
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- Southeast Asia
- sail boat
Accounts of torture and death?
- gory visuals of deaths
Movie makes you feel...
How many deaths in film?
How much use of techno gadgets?
- 1 ()
Kind of violence:
- karate chop
Unusual forms of death
- run over
Lot of special effects?
Kinds of F/X
- exploding vehicles
- exploding bombs
If Soundtrack VERY NOTICEABLE...
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