Live Hard is a 1989 Hong Kong action film directed by Yuen Cheung-yan and starring Simon Yam, Elaine Lui and Lau Ching-wan. There are two versions of the film, which are the original Hong Kong version released in Asia and an international version released outside of Asia which include western actors such as Mark Houghton and Steve Tartalia.
In Hong Kong, terrorists from Libya blow up a bus which kills the son of the American consul. The Hong Kong Police Force sends Lui Yung and his team of special agents to investigate the case and destroy the terrorist group. On the other hand, Senior Inspector Hui Tat-ming (Simon Yam) of the Regional Crime Unit is discontented by the fact that he is no longer in charge of the case since it has been transferred to the Politics Department. However, Hui secretly investigates alone to track down the terrorists and bring them to justice.
Simon Yam as Senior Inspector Hui Tat-ming
Elaine Lui as Female Operative
Lau Ching-wan as Patriarch Fai
Norman Cheung as Yeung
Sarah Lee as Stella
Eddy Ko as Ironman Wong Hung
Jason Pai as Hero
Hwang Jang-lee as Chief Inspector Terry Chiu
Stuart Ong as Stuart
Kim Maree Penn as Kitty
Fairlie Ruth Kordick as Female Thug
Hon Kwok-choi as Informant
Frank Liu as Cop
Dan Mintz as Thug
Vincent Lyn as Thug
Steve Tartila as Diplomat (International version)
Mark Houghton (International version)
Ken Yip (International version)
Wong Wai-shun (International version)
Wan Seung-lam as Guard
The film received a score of 7.1/10 stars from the Internet Movie Database.
The film grossed HK$2,714,127 at the Hong Kong box office during its theatrical run from 14 to 20 July 1989 in Hong Kong.