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Hard Boiled (1992) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Chow Yun-Fat, Tony Leung, Teresa Mo, Philip Chan, Philip Kwok, John Woo

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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.
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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.   
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler



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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 50%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Crime story:    -   catching/stopping killer Combat acrobatics/martial arts?    -   Yes Criminal enemy is...    -   Asian crime gangs Kind of movie    -   traditional karate

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Chinese

Setting

Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Southeast Asia Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   sail boat City?    -   Yes City:    -   dangerous Misc setting    -   building

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of deaths Kind of violence:    -   karate chop    -   guns    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   run over    -   flamed    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives Any profanity?    -   None Lot of special effects?    -   Yes Kinds of F/X    -   exploding vehicles    -   exploding bombs

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