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Hard Times (1975)

PG  |   |  Drama, Sport  |  4 September 1975 (Netherlands)
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In the depression, Chaney, a strong silent streetfighter, joins with Speed, a promoter of no-holds-barred street boxing bouts. They go to New Orleans where Speed borrows money to set up ... See full summary »

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In the depression, Chaney, a strong silent streetfighter, joins with Speed, a promoter of no-holds-barred street boxing bouts. They go to New Orleans where Speed borrows money to set up fights for Chaney, but Speed gambles away any winnings. Written by Will Gilbert

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Taglines:

New Orleans, 1933. In those days words didn't say much. [Theatrical] See more »

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Drama | Sport

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4 September 1975 (Netherlands)  »

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Streetfighter  »

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Budget:

$2,700,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$5,000,000 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Charles Bronson did most of his own stunts on this picture. See more »

Goofs

1973 date on Boxcar visible. To be accurate all Boxcars would have had roof walks. Removal started in 1968. See more »

Quotes

Speed: Chaney, I'd like you to meet my old friend Poe. He'll fix up your cuts, bruises, things like that.
Poe: I have two years of medical school to recommend me.
Chaney: Two years don't make a doctor.
Poe: During my third year, a small black cloud appeared on campus; I left under it.
Speed: What he means is that he is a bona-fide hophead.
Poe: I have a weakness for opium.
Chaney: That's a hard habit to break.
Poe: Some are born to fail, others have failure thrust upon them.
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Bronson's best film
23 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

Bronson teamed with James Coburn in the ensemble casts of two other great films: "The Magnificent Seven," and "The Great Escape." Of all the films Bronson has made, "Hard Times" is by far the best, and probably the only truly "serious" film. Framed in the gritty reality of the Great Depression, with great background music --1930's string band--Bronson found the role of a lifetime. I rate this film an 8 out of 10.


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