History Film / HardBoiled

3rd Jan '16 2:44:09 PM Dravencour
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* BlackAndGrayMorality: This film is your classic story of a cop who shoots first and asks questions later, and an undercover cop who kills people for the mob in order to maintain his cover, up against a ruthless gun smuggler and his gang.
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* BlackAndGrayMorality: This film is your classic story of a cop who shoots first and asks questions later, and an undercover cop who kills people for the mob in order to maintain his cover, up against a ruthless gun smuggler and his gang.gang who have absolutely no qualms about murdering everyone who stands in their way.
24th Sep '15 10:02:44 AM StFan
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* ShootTheHostage: A rare instance where it was invoked by the hostage. [[spoiler: Tony pulled Johnny's gun to his stomach, which made Johnny shoot him. This gave Tequila the opprotunity the gun down Johnny.]]
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* ShootTheHostage: A rare instance where it was invoked by the hostage. [[spoiler: Tony pulled Johnny's gun to his stomach, which made Johnny shoot him. This gave Tequila the opprotunity opportunity the gun down Johnny.]]

** See ''Film/InfernalAffairs'' after watching ''HardBoiled'' or vice versa. Notice something upon viewing? Hear that shouting?
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** See ''Film/InfernalAffairs'' after watching ''HardBoiled'' ''Hard Boiled'' or vice versa. Notice something upon viewing? Hear that shouting?
16th Jul '15 9:23:25 AM Rand86
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* BadassAdorable: when he's not shooting criminals in varying degrees of cold blood Tequilla is frankly a bit of a dork. His attempts to woo Teresa have a distinct "schoolboy and a princess" vibe to them.
30th Jun '15 10:02:22 PM lipranzer
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* WaxingLyrical: Tony sends coded messages to the police by sending flowers to Teresa (Teresa Mo), a police secretary and Tequila's on-again, off-again girlfriend, with the message on the card. Before it's decoded, the message on the first card reads, "Are you somewhere feeling lonely/Or is someone loving you?", which is a lyric from Lionel Richie's "Hello". They're all from well-known love songs.
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* WaxingLyrical: Tony sends coded messages to the police by sending flowers to Teresa (Teresa Mo), a police secretary and Tequila's on-again, off-again girlfriend, with the message on the card. Before it's decoded, the message on the first card reads, "Are you somewhere feeling lonely/Or is someone loving you?", which is a lyric from Lionel Richie's Music/LionelRichie's "Hello". They're all from well-known love songs.
30th Jun '15 10:01:05 PM lipranzer
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*** Tony sends coded messages to the police by sending flowers to Teresa (Teresa Mo), a police secretary and Tequila's on-again, off-again girlfriend, with the message on the card. Before it's decoded, the message on the first card reads, "Are you somewhere feeling lonely/Or is someone loving you?", which is a lyric from Lionel Richie's "Hello". They're all from well-known love songs.

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*** * WaxingLyrical: Tony sends coded messages to the police by sending flowers to Teresa (Teresa Mo), a police secretary and Tequila's on-again, off-again girlfriend, with the message on the card. Before it's decoded, the message on the first card reads, "Are you somewhere feeling lonely/Or is someone loving you?", which is a lyric from Lionel Richie's "Hello". They're all from well-known love songs.
22nd Apr '15 1:43:46 AM Az_Tech341
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* ActorAllusion: Philip Chan, who played Superintendant Pang, was a CID cop in the '70s and for a while was the head of one of the first undercover units of the Hong Kong Police.
2nd Apr '15 8:29:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* SerialEscalation: If ''TheKiller'' took John Woo's trademark action tropes [[UpToEleven up to 11,]] then ''Hard Boiled'' took them [[MemeticMutation Over 9000.]]
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* SerialEscalation: If ''TheKiller'' ''Film/TheKiller'' took John Woo's trademark action tropes [[UpToEleven up to 11,]] then ''Hard Boiled'' took them [[MemeticMutation Over 9000.]]
13th Mar '15 11:46:57 PM Vox
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* IronicNickname: Strangely enough, Mad Dog. You'd expect someone with a name like that to be an senselessly violent AxCrazy maniac, but he's more of a NobleDemon with strong qualms about hurting innocent people.
10th Feb '15 1:49:57 PM TheFarmboy
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* PottyFailure: The baby Tequila was carrying before escaping the hospital urinated on his pant leg. Luckily it doused the fire which ignited on Tequila's pants.

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* ShootTheHostage: A rare instance where it was invoked by the hostage. [[spoiler: Tony pulled Johnny's gun to his stomach, which made Johnny shoot him. This gave Tequila the opprotunity the gun down Johnny.]]
30th Nov '14 1:18:47 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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Hard Boiled is all about two cops - one undercover, another much maligned for always, always playing the Bad Cop - working together to bring down a gunrunning ring. There is plenty of plot in between which establishes the characters of Tequila (the Bad Cop) and Tony (the undercover cop, played by TonyLeung Chiu-Wai) nicely.
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Hard Boiled is all about two cops - one undercover, another much maligned for always, always playing the Bad Cop - working together to bring down a gunrunning ring. There is plenty of plot in between which establishes the characters of Tequila (the Bad Cop) and Tony (the undercover cop, played by TonyLeung Creator/TonyLeung Chiu-Wai) nicely.
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