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Hard Times -- Chaney (Charles Bronson) bare knuckle boxes his way through New Orleans with Speed Weed (James Coburn) a fast talking promoter. It’s '30s grit with '70s bloody visceral poetry.
Hard Times -- Open-ended Trailer from Columbia

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Director:
Writers:
Walter Hill (screenplay) and
Bryan Gindoff (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
4 September 1975 (Netherlands) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
New Orleans, 1933. In those days words didn't say much. [DVD] See more »
Plot:
In the depression, Chaney, a strong silent streetfighter, joins with Speed, a promoter of no-holds-barred street boxing bouts... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Directed by
Walter Hill 
 
Writing credits
Walter Hill (screenplay) and
Bryan Gindoff (screenplay) &
Bruce Henstell (screenplay)

Bryan Gindoff (story) &
Bruce Henstell (story)

Produced by
Lawrence Gordon .... producer
Fred Lemoine .... associate producer
Paul Maslansky .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Barry De Vorzon  (as Barry DeVorzon)
 
Cinematography by
Philip H. Lathrop (director of photography) (as Philip Lathrop)
 
Film Editing by
Roger Spottiswoode 
 
Casting by
Jane Feinberg 
Mike Fenton 
 
Art Direction by
Trevor Williams 
 
Set Decoration by
Dennis W. Peeples 
 
Costume Design by
Jack Bear 
 
Makeup Department
Joe DiBella .... makeup artist (as Joseph Dibella)
Phil Rhodes .... makeup artist (as Philip Rhodes)
Joe Torrenueva .... hair designer: men (as 'Little Joe' Torrenueva)
Ferdinand Zoren Veltman .... hair stylist: Miss Ireland
Vivienne Walker .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Fred Lemoine .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Daves .... assistant director
Nathan Haggard .... second assistant director (as Nate Haggard)
 
Art Department
Allan Gordon .... property master (as Allen J. Gordon)
Alex Tavoularis .... sketch artist
James T. Woods .... set painter
David Coleman .... assistant property master (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Michael Colgan .... sound editor
Robert Hernandez .... assistant sound editor
Donald F. Johnson .... sound mixer (as Donald Johnson)
Arthur Piantadosi .... sound re-recordist
Donald C. Rogers .... technical director of sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Gerald Endler .... special effects
 
Stunts
Max Kleven .... stunt coordinator
Nick Dimitri .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Wilbur Kinnett .... gaffer
Calvin A. Maehl .... gaffer
Carl Manoogian .... key grip
 
Editorial Department
Dennis Dolan .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Jerry MacDonald .... music editor (as Jerry Mcdonald)
Albert Sendrey .... orchestrator (as Al Sendry)
Eddy Lawrence Manson .... musician: harmonica solos (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
J.W. Coffman .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Ernest Anderson .... publicist (as Ernie Anderson)
Buzz Feitshans .... production executive
Lynda Gordon .... executive producer's secretary
Elaine Gyorke .... assistant to producer
Bonnie Prendergast .... script supervisor
Karen Rasch .... production secretary
Sandy Siegel .... director's secretary
Norman Webster .... location auditor
Howard R. Schuster .... financing (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Street Fighter" - Philippines (English title)
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Runtime:
93 min
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:12 | Norway:16 (original rating) | Norway:15 (video rating) | Singapore:NC-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:AA (original rating) | UK:15 (tv rating) | UK:15 (video rating: Hard Times) (2000) | UK:15 (video rating) (1986) | USA:PG | West Germany:16 (f)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
New Orleans landmarks featured in this movie included the Algiers Ferry, the Chalmette Railroad Yards, Chartres Street, the Cornstalk Hotel, Desire Street, the French Quarter, the Irish Channel, Jackson Street, Magazine Street, and the St Vincent de Paul Cemetery.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: Cheney rides into town at the beginning of the film on a train pulled by a diesel electric locomotive that did no exist at the time the film is set. Later Speed and Cheney ride back to New Orleans on a steam train that would be correct for the time.See more »
Quotes:
Speed:I suppose you've been down the long, hard road?
Chaney:Who hasn't?
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in BachelorMan (2003)See more »

FAQ

The Jazz band- who are they?
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49 out of 64 people found the following review useful.
A truly great movie., 18 March 2005
Author: dbush67565 from United States

This is one of my favorite films. There is a quality about it that touches the soul. Charles Bronson, James Coburn and Strother Martin are superb. Coburn is the character. The story is great, the acting is great and the music is great, particularly the closing piece of blue grass. I saw Hard Times when it first came out and it never left me. I'm not even sure why. Perhaps because all the characters, even the antagonists are depicted as real humans and not caricatures. For example, the loan sharks mean business but aren't bloodthirsty. They want their money and do what they have to to collect. Interestingly they seem genuinely pleased with the resolution of their problem. Even the film's "heavy" has the decency to pay due homage to the skill of his nemesis. And once business is concluded personal relationships are renewed. In my mind this is a true classic.

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