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Hard to Kill (1990)

 -  Action | Drama | Crime  -  9 February 1990 (USA)
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Mason Storm, a 'go it alone' cop, is gunned down at home. The intruders kill his wife, and think they've killed both Mason and his son too. Mason is secretly taken to a hospital where he ... See full summary »

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Andy Stewart (as Kelly Le Brock)
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Senator Vernon Trent (as Bill Sadler)
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Mason Storm, a 'go it alone' cop, is gunned down at home. The intruders kill his wife, and think they've killed both Mason and his son too. Mason is secretly taken to a hospital where he spends several years in a coma. His son meanwhile is growing up thinking his father is dead. When Mason wakes up, everyone is in danger - himself, his son, his best friend, his nurse - but most of all those who arranged for his death Written by Rob Hartill

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The star of Above the Law is back. Now...Steven Seagal is hard to kill. See more »


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9 February 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Seven Year Storm  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$47,410,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Warner Bros. demanded for movie to be heavily cut and re-edited down to 90 minutes long running time in order to be more straightforward and fast paced movie and to have more theatrical screenings. Same type of re-editing also happened to other Seagal movies that he made for Warner Bros. Some scenes were cut while some others, including parts of the plot, were deleted, which is why movie suffers from bad editing in certain parts. Some of the scenes which were deleted during re-editing are; Original opening scene between Storm and his wife and son, Trent's men interrogate and kill Andy's black nurse friend, longer deleted part of the movie where Storm's son Sonny is kidnapped by Trent's men but manages to escape, O'Malley's funeral scene, and more dialogue between characters in many other scenes. Reportedly, alternate ending was also filmed where Storm kills Trent and says "Take that to the bank". Storm is shown saying this line in theatrical trailer, which indicates that there indeed was alternate ending where Trent dies. See more »

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When Mason calls Becker to tell him about the footage that he caught on camera, before Becker is told to pick up the phone by Max Quentero, after Max speaks, you can hear Jack Axel say, "Becker, pick up on Line 3." even though his mouth is not moving. See more »

Quotes

Youth: [eyeing the shot-up Jeep Storm's driving] How hot is it, homes?
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Segal is a god.
28 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is absolutely HILARIOUS.

If people even know who Steven Segal is, they should already know what they are getting into before they start playing this movie (meaning that it is FULL of plot holes, jumps in logic, continuity errors, outrageous stunts, etc).

That having been said, this movie is so much fun to watch it more than makes up for its shortcomings. Watch this movie with a group of friends that enjoy laughing at unintentionally ridiculous action and I guarantee it will deliver in spades - I found it to be a lot funnier than most comedies.


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