Hard Target (John Woo, 1993)

Double Impact show

Summary: 080 - It's JCVD week again, and we are re-visiting his second movie from 1993 - Hard Target. This movie is HISTORIC, not just for the mullet, or the motorbike surfing, or rattlesnake-punching, but it's also the first Hollywood studio picture to be helmed by an Asian director. That's right, it's John Woo, in his first American picture, and while he doesn't fully unleash the Woo, his trademarks are all over this thing. Plus Wilford Brimley is in this, what else do you want? So join us as we unpick this pop-cultural artefact and break it down through a 2020 lens.