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Hard to Kill -- Seagal is L.A. police detective Mason Storm, whose family was murdered because of his investigation into high-level political corruption. Now, he's more than determined to settle the score.
Hard to Kill -- US Home Video Trailer from Warner Bros.


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Writer (WGA):
Steven McKay (written by)
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Release Date:
9 February 1990 (USA) See more »
The star of Above the Law is back. Now...Steven Seagal is hard to kill. See more »
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... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Steven Seagal ... Mason Storm

Kelly LeBrock ... Andy Stewart (as Kelly Le Brock)

William Sadler ... Senator Vernon Trent (as Bill Sadler)
Frederick Coffin ... Lt. Kevin O'Malley

Bonnie Burroughs ... Felicia Storm
Andrew Bloch ... Capt. Dan Hulland

Branscombe Richmond ... Max Quentero

Charles Boswell ... Jack Axel
Zachary Rosencrantz ... Sonny Storm
Lou Beatty Jr. ... Carl Becker
Nick DeMauro ... Calabrese
Nick Corello ... James Valero

Justin De Rosa ... Mikey
Stanley Brock ... Counterman

Evan James ... Danny
Tomas Trujillo ... Shotgun Punk

Robert LaSardo ... Punk
Haruo Matsuoka ... Punk

Craig Dunn ... Punk (as Craig E. Dunn)

Tony Perez ... Detective #1
Steve Jones ... E.R. Doctor
Francesca P. Roberts ... Martha Coe

James DiStefano ... Nolan

Dean Norris ... Det. Sgt. Goodhart
Michael Fosberg ... Team Leader Doctor

Buddy Joe Hooker ... Russ
Jerry Dunphy ... Newscaster
Barbara Townsend ... Henrietta Wade

Carlos Gómez ... Neighbor
Christian Duffy ... Joe Bear
Andrea Stein ... Housewife
Eddie Frias ... Youth

Michael Adler ... Desk Clerk
Geoffrey Bara ... Sonny, Age 5
Kent Turnipseed ... Hans
Janet Zappala ... Newscaster

Ernie Lively ... Commander
Frank H. Conn ... Van Driver

Philip Weyland ... Dr. Weyland
Shari Hueffmeir ... Sheri
Linda Klein ... Nurse
Gary McLarty ... Shotgun Man
James Thompson ... Bad Guy #2 (as Jim Thompson)
Tom Muzila ... Muzila

Catherine Quinn ... Amtrak Lady
Richard Kwong ... Man #2
Osama Joseph Sabbagh ... Parking Attendant
Richard Wakasa ... Asian Driver

Al Goto ... Chinese Clever Man
Bernie Bielawski ... Taxi Driver
Julia Stormson ... Girl in Hot Tub
Jack Eiseman ... Cop #1
Mickey McMeel ... Cop #2 (as Michael McMeel)
Jim Kindelon ... S.W.A.T. Cop
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ruben Avitia ... Punk (uncredited)

Liam Ferguson ... Deli Owner (uncredited)
Jeff Imada ... Vernon Trent Men (uncredited)

Geraldo Rivera ... Himself (uncredited)

Directed by
Bruce Malmuth 
Writing credits
Steven McKay (written by)

Produced by
Gary Adelson .... producer
Steven McKay .... associate producer
Michael I. Rachmil .... executive producer (as Michael Rachmil)
Lee Rich .... executive producer
Jonathan Sheinberg .... co-producer (as Jon Sheinberg)
Joel Simon .... producer
Bill Todman Jr. .... producer
Original Music by
David Michael Frank 
Cinematography by
Matthew F. Leonetti (director of photography)
Film Editing by
John F. Link 
Casting by
Glenn Daniels 
Production Design by
Robb Wilson King 
Art Direction by
Louis M. Mann  (as Louis Mann)
Set Decoration by
Martin Price 
Makeup Department
Anthony Esposito .... hair stylist
Alan Fama .... makeup artist (as Al Fama)
Alan Friedman .... makeup artist
Production Management
Steve Barnett .... unit production manager (as Stephen J. Barnett)
Joel Chernoff .... executive in charge of production (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marsha Scarbrough .... second assistant director
Randy Suhr .... second second assistant director
Douglas E. Wise .... first assistant director (as Douglas Wise)
Tena Psyche Yatroussis .... second assistant director (as Tena Yatroussis)
Daniel R. Suhart .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Kevin Conlin .... construction coordinator
Michael A. Contreraz .... labor foreman
Lance Lombardo .... lead man
Mike Rutgard .... assistant property master
Sal Sommatino .... property master
Frank White .... labor foreman
Jeffery J. Jenkins .... painter (uncredited)
Dean B. Katz .... set dresser (uncredited)
B.J. Smith .... construction medic (uncredited)
Sound Department
Glenn E. Anderson .... production sound mixer (as Glenn Anderson)
Wayne Artman .... sound re-recording mixer (as Wayne L. Artman)
Jim Borgardt .... adr editor (as James A. Borgardt)
Virginia Cook-McGowan .... sound editor
Tom E. Dahl .... sound re-recording mixer
Jay Dranch .... sound editor
Robert G. Henderson .... supervising sound editor (as Robert Henderson)
Joseph A. Ippolito .... sound editor (as Joseph Ippolito)
Franklin Jones Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer (as Frank W. Jones)
Lionel LaVallee .... boom operator (as Lionel Lavalee)
Alan Robert Murray .... supervising sound editor (as Alan Murray)
Michelle Pleis .... assistant sound editor
Hank Salerno .... supervising adr editor
James Simcik .... adr editor
Brooke Henderson Ward .... assistant sound editor (as Brooke Henderson-Ward)
Rosemarie Wheeler .... assistant adr editor
Marshall Winn .... sound editor
Bub Asman .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Russel Hessey .... special effects (as Russell Hessey)
Clarke Coleman .... stunts
Buddy Joe Hooker .... stunt coordinator
Jeff Imada .... stunts
Gregory J. Barnett .... stunts (uncredited)
Gayle Hooker .... stunt double (uncredited)
K. Lee Johnson .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Monty Jordan .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Gene LeBell .... stunts (uncredited)
Pat Romano .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Joseph Michael Roth .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Pat Blymyer .... gaffer
Bob Fillis .... assistant chief lighting technician
Antonio V. Garrido .... key grip (as Tony Garrido)
John R. Leonetti .... camera operator (as John Leonetti)
Christine M. Loss .... still photographer (as Christine Loss)
David L. Merrill .... dolly grip (as David Merrill)
Stephen J. Ullman .... second assistant camera (as Steve Ullman)
Michael D. Weldon .... first assistant camera (as Mike Weldon)
Carl Boles .... gaffer (uncredited)
Mike Bonnaud .... lamp operator (uncredited)
Bill Sheehan .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Glenn Daniels .... casting
Ruth Lambert .... casting assistant
Douglas Wright .... casting coordinator (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robert Iannaccone .... costume supervisor (as Bob Iannaccone)
Jeffrey La Joie .... costumer
Peggy Pemberton .... costume supervisor
Jack Spangler .... costumer
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter
Jeff Gullo .... apprentice editor
Mark Stevens .... assistant film editor
Location Management
Richard Rosenberg .... location manager
Music Department
Mick Guzauski .... music score mixing
John La Salandra .... music editor (as John Lasalandra)
Virginia S. Ellsworth .... music editor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Don Arnold .... transportation captain (as Don Arnold Sr.)
Tim Hill .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Janis Benjamin .... production secretary (as Janice Banjamin)
Martin Cooper .... technical advisor (as Martin Cooper M.D.)
Sonny P. Filippini .... script supervisor (as Sonny Fillippini)
Laureen Majeske .... assistant production secretary
Andy Marx .... unit publicist
Anne Prager .... assistant: Mr. Seagal
Catherine Quinn .... assistant: Mr. Malmuth
Heather Reid .... production assistant
Steven Seagal .... martial arts choreographer
Marjorie Sowsy .... assistant: Mr. Todman
Robin Vail .... assistant: Mr. Rachmil
Ron Weber .... craft service
Dianah Wynter .... assistant: Mr. Malmuth (as Diane Wynter)
Ray Zimmerman .... production accountant
Claire Baker .... script supervisor: second unit (uncredited)

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96 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby Stereo (4 channels)
Australia:R18+ | Canada:18A | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 (2012) (uncut) | Finland:K-16 (1990) (cut) | Finland:K-18 (1990) (uncut) | France:12 | Germany:BPjM Restricted | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:(Banned) (1990-2003) (cinema release) | Norway:18 (video premiere) (1990) | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:15 (theatrical rating) | South Korea:18 (video rating) | Sweden:15 | UK:18 (cut) | USA:R | West Germany:18

Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: The damage on the Corvette's bumper during the hotel chase scenes disappears after Storm drives up to the parking attendant.See more »
[the owner of Mason Storm's former house enters a room where Storm has caused a mess]
Mason Storm:I'm sorry, but your contractor's doing a lousy job.
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17 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Steven Seagal is hard to kill, 19 December 1999
Author: action-6 from Froland, Norway

Once again, Steven Seagal plays a cop, and this could have been the sequel to Above The Law(his first film). Steven Seagal is Mason Storm, and is gunned down with his family in 1984, after having taped a famous person discussing murder. However, Mason doesn`t die that easily, and he wakes up from his coma 6 years later. He escapes from the hospital, falls in love with his nurse, and begins hunting down the people who killed his family. The storyline in this movie is pretty basic Seagal-stuff: brotherhood, revenge etc. Overall a very entertaining movie, and the fight scenes are well fought by martial-art master Steven Seagal. 8/10

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