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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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Storyline

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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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)

Gross USA:

$47,410,000
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The 17 February 1989 draft of the screenplay credits Steven Pressfield & Ronald Shusett & Steven Seagal as writers. Pressfield & Shusett are not credited in the final film and Seagal only received an acting credit. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, right after the doctor tells Capt. Hulland that Storm is dead, O'Malley turns around and, after Hulland tells him he's sorry, in the audio you hear him say, "The most unstoppable sonuvabitch I ever knew." But if you watch his lips, he says "The most unstoppable sonuvabitch I ever met." 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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Written and Performed by Chuck Mangione
Courtesy of A&M Records
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One of the greatest action movies ever filmed
2 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

Okay, so Die Hard is arguably the best action movie ever filmed. But Hard to Kill is arguably the second best action movie ever filmed. Steven Seagal's character went through so much anguish, seemingly losing everything he had. And then he beats the holy crap out of his enemies and nails the scum bag politician who was responsible for the whole thing. Nothing like sweet, sweet revenge. Seagal can be cheesy in other movies, but he kicked major butt in "Hard to Kill". You couldn't help but stand up and cheer.


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