IMDb > Hard Times (1975)
Hard Times
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Hard Times (1975) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 26 | slideshow) Videos (see all 2)
Hard Times -- Open-ended Trailer from Columbia

Overview

User Rating:
7.4/10   5,664 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 1% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writers:
Walter Hill (screenplay) and
Bryan Gindoff (screenplay) ...
(more)
Contact:
View company contact information for Hard Times on IMDbPro.
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 »
Plot Keywords:
User Reviews:
Brilliant piece of Work See more (90 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

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)
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Street Fighter" - Philippines (English title)
See more »
Runtime:
93 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
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)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Walter Hill originally wanted Warren Oates to play Walter 'Speed' Weed.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: Dollar bills Chaney waves around at oyster bar are contemporary currency.See more »
Quotes:
Speed:[sniffing] You know, Chick, no matter what you do, you'll always smell like fish.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in BachelorMan (2003)See more »

FAQ

The Jazz band- who are they?
See more »
26 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
Brilliant piece of Work, 26 June 2003
Author: p_empi from Melbourne Australia

I first saw Hard Times with my Father when it was title "Streetfighter". I was 16 years of age.

Ever since then I would have to say that it still is my favourite Movie, mainly because of the character that Charles Bronson portrays. The Movie basically begins with Bronson (Chaney) stepping of a freight train. If you study his face before he steps of the train you can basically see the hard if not troubled life he has lived up to that moment. One wonders how many of these situations that is about to confront him, has he already been through.

Throughout the film Bronson portrays a loner who knows what he has to do and he does it with complete style. Chaney is a man on a mission and James Coburn (Speed) is the perfect person to assist him. Although he does not show hard earned money enough respect, Speed does know how to make it and he see's Chaney as his biggest chance.

Strother Martin is perfectly casted as Poe, Chaneys mender, although most of the time Poe is never required.

The fight scenes are brilliant and can be watched time and time again, mainly due to Chaneys style, confidence and skill. The last two fights really show his skill, not only as a hitter but as a blocker and tactical fighter.

The final match-up draws out to be a fight of complete tactics with many moments of respect shown between the two fighters.

The "In-betweens" are very interesting and fall into place around Chaneys lifestyle.

The setting of the Movie is perfect, and the remainder of the cast play their parts precisely.

I think Chaney is the type of person most men would want to be. Strong, confident with no strings attached. Look carefully at the condition of Bronson's physique at age 54!

I wonder if Poe and Speed do go back and take care of Chaneys Cat!





Was the above review useful to you?
See more (90 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Hard Times (1975)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
What if Reboot? dubtownsbest
Filming locations in New Orleans kentonc2001
Bob Minor fight apparently cut Holden Caulfield
Great movie, but... JohnHarold
This Movie ROCKS persadie
'Lets go get the cat'....'Yeah' iamthetopp
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Lionheart Honor Fighting Crossing the Line Black Belt Jones
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Drama section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.