Hard Target 2 is a 2016 American action film directed by Roel Reiné. It is a direct-to-video sequel of the 1993 American action film, Hard Target and stars Scott Adkins, Robert Knepper, Ann Truong, Rhona Mitra, and Temuera Morrison. It continues the human hunt theme in the jungles of Myanmar and Thailand. It is available on DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital HD.
Professional MMA fighter Wes “The Jailor” Baylor (Scott Adkins) takes on Jonny Sutherland (Troy Honeysett) in a match at at the MGM Grand. Upset with the judges’ score, Baylor tries to knock out Jonny and accidentally kills him. Overwhelmed with guilt, Baylor enters into self-imposed exile in Thailand.
Six months later, Baylor is still haunted by the death of Jonny, and competes in underground fight clubs to take his mind off things. A man named Aldrich (Robert Knepper) watches one such fight, and offers Baylor 1 million USD for a private one-off match in Myanmar. Upon arriving however, he is informed that he will be the victim of a lethal hunt organized by Aldrich. Baylor is given a water bottle and money belt, which unbeknownst to him, has a GPS tracker hidden in it. The party consists of Sofia (Rhona Mitra), bullfighter Esparto (Adam Saunders), game designer Landon (Jamie Timony), Maduka (Gigi Veliciat), Jacob “Texas” Zimling (Peter Hardy), Zimling’s son Tobias (Sean Keenan), Aldrich’s right-hand man Madden (Temuera Morrison), and Aldrich himself. In addition, the party is accompanied by a group of corrupt Myanmar Army soldiers.
Maduka hunts Baylor with a sniper rifle at a waterfall, but Baylor goes underwater, sneaks up on Maduka, and kills him. While fleeing from them, Baylor comes across a local woman named Tha (Ann Truong) who helps him get to the border. As the hunt continues, Aldrich gives the hunter’s motorcycles equipped with guns and rocket launchers. Baylor beats them and commandeers a motorcycle, leaving Tha alone. Zimling and Tobias attempts to kill Tha, but Tobias has a brief change of heart and flees. Tha manages to kill Zimling, while Baylor fights with Sofia. After knocking her unconscious, he regroups with Tha runs away. The two go the the latter’s house to treat wounds, where Baylor learns something about Tha and her village.
After running towards the border, Tha and Baylor come across a field full of landmines. Aldrich and the party arrive at the edge of the minefield, having tracked Baylor via the GPS. Tobias, angered by the death of his father, enters the minefield and dies triggering one. The explosion gives Baylor and Tha enough time to hide in a cave, where Tha finds her missing brother, a previous target of Aldrich’s group whom had managed to evade detection and hide.