John Woo

Hard Boiled

Hard Boiled

Violence as poetry, rendered by a master—brilliant and passionate, John Woo’s Hard Boiled tells the story of jaded detective “Tequila” Yuen (played with controlled fury by Chow Yun-fat). Woo’s dizzying odyssey through the world of Hong Kong Triads, undercover agents, and frenzied police raids culminates unforgettably in the breathless hospital sequence. More than a cops-and-bad-guys story, Hard Boiled continually startles with its originality and dark humor.

Film Info

  • John Woo
  • Hong Kong
  • 1992
  • 126 minutes
  • 1.85:1
  • Spine #9

Special Features

  • Optimal image quality: dual-layer edition
  • Audio commentary by John Woo, producer Terence Chang, filmmaker Roger Avary, and critic Dave Kehr
  • Trailers for eleven of Woo’s Hong Kong films
  • A student film by Woo
  • Optional English subtitles and dubbed track
  • Guide to Hong Kong crime films
  • Notes on Hard Boiled by Barbara Scharres

Purchase Options

Special Features

  • Optimal image quality: dual-layer edition
  • Audio commentary by John Woo, producer Terence Chang, filmmaker Roger Avary, and critic Dave Kehr
  • Trailers for eleven of Woo’s Hong Kong films
  • A student film by Woo
  • Optional English subtitles and dubbed track
  • Guide to Hong Kong crime films
  • Notes on Hard Boiled by Barbara Scharres
Hard Boiled
Cast
Chow Yun-fat
Tequila
Tony Leung Chiu Wai
Tony
Teresa Mo
Teresa
Philip Chan
Mr. Pang
Philip Kwok
Mad Dog
Anthony Wong
Johnny Wong
Bowie Lam
Ah Lung
Kwan Hoi-shan
Hui
John Woo
Barman in jazz club
Credits
Director
John Woo
Producer
Terence Chang
Producer
Linda Kuk
Editing
John Woo
Music
Michael Gibbs
Editing
David Wu
Editing
Kai Kit-Wai
Cinematography
Wang Wing-Heng
Screenplay
Barry Wong