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Jean-Claude Van Damme,
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
Was filmed with the title "Seven Year Storm" and publicized in several trade magazines with that name. Warner Bros. decided to re title the finished pic "Hard to Kill" to make it sound more like a slam-bang action film. See more »
After climbing the mountain at the hideout, Mason Storm sits and watches the sunset which is alternately behind him and to his left (over his left shoulder), and in front of him and to the right between shots. See more »
The BEST Steven Seagal film EVER!!! Hands down! Thumbs up!
For MY money... this is the best Seagal's film. I remember vividly, it was perhaps 1991, or 1992, when I saw this film, me a little kid, just got the film from video store, it was some pirate, dark, crappy copy, I almost tought that Seagal was black! Kidding, OK... Also, this was the first Seagal film I ever saw, even before "Above The Law" ("Nico" was next afterwards). Well, as a kid, you like a lot of things... and you just wait for the action scenes and a good fight.
Years later I saw this film again and I bought a DVD than I sat down and watched it... I enjoyed every minute of it. I give this film 8 stars out of 10, because: Steven Seagal in his own element, a tall, dark, with quiet husky voice, angry eyes, classic pony tail, NO ACTING at all! That is superb! I think that Seagal has created (heh, read this "created" :)), one of the most bad-ass characters ever! Black clothes, white shirts of his, damn! That was really something in those days. But, this character stayed pinned for Seagal for the rest of his career. A tough guy, one man army that seeks revenge for the murder of his wife, kids, girlfriend, friend, parents, dog, a pet parrot, neighbor, his father's, brother's cousin's nephew's former room mate, and so on... But, here that was quite original and great for Seagal. I'm telling you, Seagal is the legend of martial arts-seeking revenge films, no other martial art actor could have such "fine" (hahaahahahha) "face expressions" to show his painful and sad emotions like Seagal (ahaahahaha!!!) OK, OK... Other actors, a good addition to this film, Kelly LeBrock, wow, what a hottie, there was something funny about her, she tried to have some kind of British accent, but it didn't work for her at all, (she was raised in London), she was there just to look sexy for her that time husband - Seagal himself, what a couple! William Sadler, a calmed villain, with very intense face, he was quite OK, a fine bad guy, nothing too special or charismatic, he was solid. Frederick Coffin as Seagal's partner in the film, perhaps the only normal and brave good guy in the entire film, OK, and from all others Branscombe Richmond as Axel a supporting bad guy, who had a good fight with Seagal in the film.
Story is classic, solid and relaxing, a classic revenge action film. Nothing to report here. Script was also OK, a fine, solid script, with no exceptions.
Also, I loved the music. Michael David Frank composed really low budget score, but it was really awesome and bad-ass. Combining some kind of slow rock music and Japanese music instruments, he created really good score. Especially score "Meditation and Training", that was a real martial art training song, awesome! And a "Just passing by" that presents Seagal/LeBrock sex scene, that was hot, man! The main theme is also great.
I don't know what to say more... this is a real action film! Watch it!
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