Search results for "John Woo"


Crossings: John Woo (2004)

Crossings: John Woo starts with Woo's emotional homecoming to Hong Kong in 2004 to promote his latest blockbuster Paycheck. It leads you through his teen years where he made ...  (more)

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Paycheck (2003) RT 27% / Audience 45%

DVD release: May 2004

Michael Jennings is a genius who's hired -- and paid handsomely -- by high-tech firms to work on highly sensitive projects, after which his short-term memory is erased so he's ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Mystery • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Aaron Eckhart  •  Uma Thurman  •  Paul Giamatti

Red Cliff (2008)

In 208 A.D., in the final days of the Han Dynasty, shrewd Prime Minster Cao convinced the fickle Emperor Han the only way to unite all of China was to declare war on the ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama
DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  Chang Chen  •  Tony Leung Chiu-Wai  •  Takeshi Kaneshiro  •  Nakamura Shidō II

A Better Tomorrow (1986) RT 93% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Nov 2011

A reforming ex-gangster tries to reconcile with his estranged policeman brother, but the ties to his former gang are difficult to break.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  Ti Lung  •  Leslie Cheung  •  Emily Chu  •  Chow Yun-Fat

A Better Tomorrow 2 (1987)

A restaurant owner his ex-con brother and a policeman team up to avenge the murder of his old friends daughter by the Triad.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  Chow Yun-Fat  •  Leslie Cheung  •  Ti Lung  •  Dean Shek

Broken Arrow (1996) RT 53% / Audience 44%

DVD release: Mar 1999

When rogue stealth-fighter pilot Vic Deakins deliberately drops off the radar while on maneuvers, the Air Force ends up with two stolen nuclear warheads -- and Deakins's ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Christian Slater  •  Samantha Mathis  •  Delroy Lindo

Bullet in the Head (1990)

When three close friends escape from Hong Kong to war-time Saigon to start a criminal's life, they all go through a harrowing experience which totally shatters their lives and ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  Tony Leung Chiu-Wai  •  Jacky Cheung  •  Waise Lee  •  Simon Yam

Face/Off (1997)

An antiterrorism agent goes under the knife to acquire the likeness of a terrorist and gather details about a bombing plot. When the terrorist escapes custody, he undergoes ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Nicolas Cage  •  Joan Allen  •  Dominique Swain

Hard Boiled (1992)

A cop who loses his partner in a shoot-out with gun smugglers goes on a mission to catch them. In order to get closer to the leaders of the ring he joins forces with an ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  Tony Leung Chiu-Wai  •  Teresa Mo  •  Philip Chan Yan-Kin  •  John Woo

Mission: Impossible II (2000)

With computer genius Luther Stickell at his side and a beautiful thief on his mind, agent Ethan Hunt races across Australia and Spain to stop a former IMF agent from ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Dougray Scott  •  Thandie Newton  •  Ving Rhames




Once a Thief (1991) RT Audience 44%

John Woo directs this action-packed comedy that stars Chow Yun-Fat, Leslie Cheung and Cherie Chung as a trio of art thieves who grew up together as orphans under the tutelage ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  Chow Yun-Fat  •  Leslie Cheung  •  Cherie Chung  •  Paul Chu Kong

The Killer (1989)

Mob assassin Jeffrey is no ordinary hired gun; the best in his business, he views his chosen profession as a calling rather than simply a job. So, when beautiful nightclub ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  Danny Lee Sau-Yin  •  Sally Yeh  •  Paul Chu Kong  •  Kenneth Tsang

Windtalkers (2002) RT 32% / Audience 50%

DVD release: Oct 2002

Joe Enders is a gung-ho Marine assigned to protect a "windtalker" - one of several Navajo Indians who were used to relay messages during World War II because their spoken ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Adam Beach  •  Peter Stormare  •  Noah Emmerich

Hard Target (1993) RT 50% / Audience 48%

DVD release: Jun 1998

When a woman's father goes missing, she enlist a local to aid in her search. The pair soon discover that her father has died at the hands of a wealthy sportsman who hunts ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  Jean-Claude Van Damme  •  Arnold Vosloo  •  Lance Henriksen  •  Yancy Butler

Heroes Shed No Tears (1986) RT Audience 54%

DVD release: Jun 2000

Thai government hires group of Chinese mercenaries to capture a powerful druglord from Golden Triangle. The mercenaries manage to capture the druglord, but his men are trying ...  (more)

GENRES: Action
DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  Chin Yuet-Sang  •  Doo Hee Jang  •  Ho Kon Kim  •  Lam Ching-Ying

The Robinsons: Lost in Space (2004)

In the year 2082, the Earth was invaded by aliens after it was long determine that existence of extra terrestrials was long thought to be science fiction. Major cities ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  Jayne Brook  •  Mike Erwin  •  Brad Johnson  •  Ryan Malgarini

Plain Jane To The Rescue (1982) RT Audience 20%

Jane, with plain looks but a heart of gold, is always in between jobs. Once she gets a job, her knack for creating awkward situations immediately loses it for her. Ricky is ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  Josephine Siao  •  Ricky Hui  •  Wu Fung  •  David Wu

The Dragon Tamers (1975)

Carter Wong plays a young chinese martial arts student who travels to Korea to learn Taekwondo. Soon he comes up against a vicious gang who want all the local martial arts ...  (more)

GENRES: Action
DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  James Tien  •  Yeung Wai  •  Gam Kei-Chu  •  Chin Chang-Shou

The Young Dragons (1975)

The powerful mobster Leung, who is protected by the dangerous and wicked Huan Fai, sells two hundred Japanese weapons and ammunition to a Chinese gang. He uses the smuggler ...  (more)

GENRES: Action
DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  Henry Yu Yung  •  Tanny Tien-Ni  •  Dean Shek  •  Chin Hu