Hard Target ★★½ 1993 (R)
Van Damme continues his action-hero ways as Chance Boudreaux, a Cajun (which explains the accent) merchant seaman, who comes to the rescue of Natasha (Butler), albeit with lots of violence. Brimley provides the humor as Chance's bayou uncle. It's another variation of “The Most Dangerous Game” story but it moves. American directorial debut of over-the-top Hong Kong action director Woo who had to tone down his usual stylistic effects and repeatedly cut some of the more violent scenes to earn an “R” rating. 97m/C VHS, DVD . Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lance Henriksen, Yancy Butler, Arnold Vosloo, Wilford Brimley, Kasi Lemmons, Eliott Keener, Theodore (Ted) Raimi, Chuck Pfarrer; D: John Woo; W: Chuck Pfarrer; C: Russell Carpenter; M: Graeme Revell.