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Hard to Kill (1990)

Left for dead with his wife killed in their house, Detective Mason Storm must make a speedy recovery, expose those behind the murder, and take his revenge.

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Sonny Storm
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Mason Storm, a 'do 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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He's L.A. Detective Mason Storm. Three hired assassins left him for dead. And he's waited seven years to even the score. 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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1.85 : 1
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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 Steven 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 O'Malley gets up from behind the cab after getting shot once and attacks the bad guys with the tire iron, his jacket flies open and the blood squib is clearly visible under his shirt. 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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Yes He Is.
28 November 2013 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Bruce Malmouth directed this action yarn that stars Steven Seagal as police officer Mason Storm(great name!) who is gunned down in his home, where his wife is killed, and he is in a coma for several years. One day, Mason awakens from his coma, and is immediately targeted for assassination by the same sinister forces that attacked him and his family in the first place. He is aided in his escape by his attractive nurse(played by Kelly Lebrock) as they both go on the run to find out who is responsible, and how to stop them. William Sadler plays a corrupt politician named Trent. Good action scenes, but film is much too far-fetched to be believed, with some most unlikely plot elements(like Mason's remarkably quick recovery!)


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