Hard Target

Synopsis: Natasha Binder comes to New Orleans looking for her father, who has gone missing. In doing so, she meets a very hard man called Chance. He helps her find out that her father was killed by an organisation who sell the opportunity to hunt human prey. They are taking advantage of a police strike in New Orleans. Will the Muscles from Brussels win through?
Genre: Action, Thriller
Director(s): John Woo
Production: MCA Universal Home Video
  1 win & 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
97 min


lf he makes it to the river,

he's won.

We cannot allow that

to happen, Mr. Lopaki.

Brandy ?

lt's like a drug,

isn't it ?

To bring a man down.

Was it worth it ?

- Every nickel.

- Good.

Yes ?

Hi, l'm-- l'm looking

for Douglas Binder ?

- You a friend of Mr. Binder's ?

- No, l--

l'm-- l'm his daughter.

Doug was a nice man.

He had manners.

He didn't tell you where

he was moving, did he ?

He owed some rent,


l told him he could

wait to pay me...

- 'til he got back on his feet.

- He wasn't in an accident, was he ?

Oh, no. He lost his job

with the oil tool company.

When Doug moved out,

he left this box.

He told me l could

hold it...

'til he could make up

his back rent.

Do you have any idea

where he might be now ?

You might try checking down

at Our Lady of Charity.

Marine, huh ?

Ah, Recon.

- l was in the service

for a while myself.

- Really ?

- Yeah.

- Do you know him ?

Well, he comes here


Nice guy too.

Uh, if l see him,

l'll-- l'll tell him

you're looking.

Do you happen to know

where he lives ?

l-l'm afraid your--

Your daddy, uh, well--

Well, he was like the rest of us:

out of doors.

You know ?

How is that gumbo, Chance ?

A tragedy.

The coffee

was tolerable, though.

- lt ain't free neither.

- Yeah, l know.

Leave your wallet

in your tuxedo ?

l play that one

on you before ?

- Yeah. For the gumbo.

- That's right.

- lf you don't want me, baby

- Hi. Do you have any change ?


please tell me so

- lf you don't want me, honey

- Thank you.


please let me know

But if you don't

want me that bad


please let me know

Hi, Murray.

Yes, l was wondering if my father

came to pick up his mail yet.

He hasn't ? No, that's fine.

Thank you. Bye-bye.

- Hello, pretty lady.

- Leave me the hell alone.

We'll take the wallet.

How about a little

extra, honey ?

You having fun ?

Why don't you do yourself

a favor, boy ?

l think the favor

gonna be done for you.

lt's okay.

l said get lost.

Now, take your big stick

and your boyfriend...

and find a bus to catch.

Oh, this guy's funny.

Come on, let's go !

Let's go ! Come on !

You know, it's a shame. This

used to be such a nice part of town.

Next time be more careful

when you show your wallet.

Without cops, the city stops !

Without cops,

the city stops !

Without cops,

the city stops !

Without cops,

the city stops !

Without cops,

the city stops !

Without cops,

the city stops !

Without cops, the city stops !

- Come on, let's hurry now !

- Without cops, the city stops !

- Will the strike end soon ?

- Here you go.

Without cops,

the city stops !

Without cops,

the city stops !

Without cops,

the city stops !

Without cops,

the city stops !

Happy birthday to me.

Excuse me.

- Can l help you ?

- Yeah. l need to fill out

a missing person report.

Look, l just pulled a double shift.

Why don't you catch me tomorrow.


Why don't you catch me now.

- What is the name

of the missing individual ?

- Douglas Charles Binder.


of reporting party ?


- Okay. You got a picture ?

- Mm-hmm.

- Got something a little more recent ?

- Oh, no, l don't.

See, my parents

were divorced 20 years ago.

- You got an address ?

- l think my father was homeless.

l didn't even know myself...

u-until l just

came down here.

Look, um, l'm not sure

what you want me to do here.

l want you

to take my report.

Well, generally, in order

to be considered missing,

you need somewhere

to be missing from.


lf you're too busy

to do your job, Detective,

then l'll find somebody

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Chuck Pfarrer

Charles Patrick "Chuck" Pfarrer, III is an American novelist, screenwriter, and former U.S. Navy SEAL from Biloxi, Mississippi, USA. more…

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