Jean-Claude Van Damme is "Hard Target" one of my personal number 1 action favorite films of all time. Rambo movies and the original 87 RoboCop are my favorite action movies while Hard Target is at top of them and it is my favorite personal action film off all time. This is John Woo's best film in my opinion he made it in the USA. My favorite number 1 Jean-Claude Van Damme film his best one. I love the action scenes, the gory kills, Van Damme with two guns love his line: Give it a rest, pal and bang bang he shoots the bad guy in the motorcycle suite. "Hunting season... is over" and he launches grenade in to the bad guy. John Woo directed this film and he directed great.
I love John Woo's movies: Broken Arrow, Hard Boiled, Paycheck, The Killer those are my favorite action films. Hard Target is really my favorite of the 90's action films and they don't make em these days those kind of action movies today. This is my number 1 John Woo action personal favorite film don't get me wrong I love Hard Boiled but I love Hard Target to death!
I watched this movie on VHS, I used to had the film on a blank VHS tape and on Blank CD but the CD didn't work properly anymore. I have this film on Blu-ray disc. I watch it constantly and in 2015 it was my number 1 action film whenever someone asked me which was my favorite film it was Hard Target.
Hard Target stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lance Henriksen, Arnold Vosloo, Yancy Butler, Kasi Lemmons and Wilford Brimley.
Jean-Claude Van Damme is Chance Boudreaux "Hard Target" an ex US Marine Force Reconnaissance and an out-of-work Cajun. He is a bad-ass this is my comic book hero. My favorite action hero of all time, he ass kicking everywhere, shooting bad guys. Chance launches hundred of bullets and slugs in to thirty bad guys. The stuntman's are absolutely crazy insane ( Van Damme stands on a motorcycle while he races back towards in to one of the pursuing SUVs firing his gun at the bad guys, than crashes his bike in to SUV vehicle jumping off the bike, over the roof of the truck and landing safely behind it crazy bad-ass stunt the stuntman was absolutely insane crazy. He shoots behind with the gun igniting the gas tank and the truck explodes - bad ass scene in to the film.) Van Damme jumps with his leg and hit the motorcycle bad guy in to his helmet with his foot, the bad guy crashes off his bike, awesome. Bad-ass action film with balls if you ask me.
You see a heavy automatic machine guns, hand guns Beretta 92FS, great explosive weapons. One mercenary uses SWD/Cobray Street Sweeper a grenade launcher and when he fires on Uncle Douvee (Wilford Brimley) he hits and blows up an entire shed. Shotguns and automatic weapons are used well. Van Damme in his 90's never used two hand guns so well except in Double Impact but not like in this movie. You have motorcycle gunmen with their MP5s automatic guns chasing Chance all over the town. You have an Arrow Stealth with arrow that is been used in the film. A thug uses Arrow Stealth on his prey awesome. You have Uncle Douvee - with a bow and arrow which he kills one of the thugs when he fired an automatic weapon on him. These days action movies don't use bow and arrow in the movies anymore. You have incredible explosions in the movie, real fire power guns, real practical effects. Real shotguns, real weapons are used no CGI they are real stunts used in this film. I absolutely love the filming locations in the film.
The plot is about a mercenary Emil Fouchon (Lance Henriksen) who is recruiting a homeless combat veterans for the sports game to stalk and hunt people for the amusement of the rush and adrenalin on the streets of New Orleans. His clients are multi millionaire bored tycoons who pay a half of million dollars to stalk and kill the most challenging prey of them all. When Chance (Van Damme) is hired from Natasha Binder (Yancy Butler) to finding her missing father, he finds the game that Binder was killed and now Boudreaux becomes the next target. Boudreaux is an ex US Marine Force Reconnaissance expert in combats and martial artist and he is a "Hard Target" difficult to kill.
I love Emil Fouchon (Lance Henriksen) in this movie, Lance is the best in this movie and he is excellent in his role, his best acting ever, he is a professional. I love Arnold Vosloo as Pik Van Cleef his best character ever. "I know you didn't mean to... hurt... my feelings.", "Boudreaux, Boudreaux, Boudreaux. I've been looking all over for you. ", "I don't get angry, I'm a professional. " his best lines ever, he is a bad-ass bad guy. Emil Fouchon is a great bad guy, but I enjoy Pik Van Cleef more. I love also Wilford Brimley as Uncle Douvee in the film he is great us Chance's uncle.
10/10 my personal number 1 favorite action film of all time, I think it is at top of Rambo and RoboCop my films, this is my film from the 90's and I love it so so so much. I love this film to death, I amazingly love it. Also Hard Target 2 doesn't exist for me. I never liked the sequel to the film skip the sequel and watch this one. Highly recommend to the fans.