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Hard to Kill (1990)

Left for dead with his wife killed in their house, L.A. Detective Mason Storm will have to make a quick recovery, expose those behind the murder and take revenge.

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Andy Stewart (as Kelly Le Brock)
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James Valero
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Following up on a lead, L.A. Detective Mason Storm gathers evidence against the Mob and its political supporters but unfortunately, he is being monitored secretly, and when his cover gets blown, he will be home invaded and left for dead. Seven years later, Storm unexpectedly recovers from his deep coma only to realise that he needs to finish what he started and finally get even. In the end, now that Storm is unstoppable, no one will deny him of his rightful and devastatingly violent retribution. Who can be a match for a dead man's fury? Written by Nick Riganas

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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)  »

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Seven Year Storm  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$47,410,000 (USA)
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Steven Seagal did not get along with Bruce Malmuth and considered him to be a very poor director, stating in a 1990 interview "I think it's a miracle that this guy can put one foot in front of the other." Chief among Seagal's complaints included dissatisfaction with filming the action scenes and being excluded from the editing process. See more »

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When Nurse Andy is wheeling Mason Storm out of the hospital on the gurney, the blanket alternates from untucked to tucked under the gurney mattress. See more »

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[first lines]
Mason Storm: Come on. Let's go, guys. I'm missin' the Oscars.
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In 1990, Steven Seagal is gonna kill Bill... Sadler
17 April 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Wow. The Seagal movies just keep on coming. Right after I commented on 'Out For Justice', I caught the horrible 'Out for a Kill' on pay TV, and then 'Hard to Kill' came on after that on free-to-air. With any luck, the most awesome of all Seagal's movies - 'Under Siege' - will be on sometime soon, but for now, 'Hard to Kill' was rather awesome.

Seagal plays Mason Storm, a cop investigating links between some mobsters, crooked cops, and crooked politician, and suddenly everything turns into a 'Kill Bill' prototype: The bad guys kill Storm's family, and leave him for dead. After waking up from a seven-year coma, Storm sets out for vengeance.

'Hard to Kill' is an entertaining action movie. The amount of limb-snapping may be lower than usual for a Seagal movie, but the fight scenes are good. An added bonus is the fact that 'Hard to Kill' features some of Seagal's best lines and moments ("I'm gonna take you to the bank, Senator Trent. To the blood bank!"). The hide and seek scene has got to be the best scene Seagal has ever filmed.

'Hard to Kill' rates as one of my favourite Seagal movies, and certainly much better than anything he's done lately. Seagal fans should get a kick out of this - 7/10


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