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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.
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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 »
User Reviews:
Bronson's Best See more (88 total) »

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:
Charles Bronson's street-fighter Chaney character is said to punch like the way a mule kicks.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: The Illinois Central Railroad boxcar after the last big fight is painted/blacked-out but its logo can still be clearly identified as the 1967-1972 vintage rather than the depression-era of the movie setting.See more »
Quotes:
Jim Henry:I want to have a long talk with anybody bettin' against me.See more »
Movie Connections:
Remade as Sucker Punch (2008)See more »

FAQ

The Jazz band- who are they?
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24 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Bronson's Best, 23 January 2006
Author: salignac2 from United States

Of all the movies I have seen Mr. Bronson in "Hard Times" stands out to me. He should have been given an Oscar for this time piece.

We currently have Spiderman,Batman and Superman etcetera, as the contemporary super heroes of our day. Charles Bronson as Chaney outdoes them all without ever leaving the ground. You feel when watching this movie that you are right there in New Orleans. Charles Bronson as Chaney is hard as nails and yet you feel as if he could be your best friend. If you needed bullies to be knocked down you would want Chaney on your side.

Many times I have heard the question "what is a real man?". Chaney is I think the perfect picture of what a real man is, or at least the way most good men would want to be. Chaney is fearless,shrewd,compassionate.I could go on and on. Oh he also like the ladies.

I have seen this movie more times than I can count and I know I will watch it again. Whenever I recommend a Bronson flick this is the one. The rest of the cast was chosen to perfection, I could mention each. Just see the film you will not regret it.

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