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The Hard Way (1991)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  8 March 1991 (USA)
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An action movie star researching a role is allowed to tag along with a hardboiled New York policeman, who finds him superficial and irritating.

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Party Crasher
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Susan
John Capodice ...
Detective Grainy, NYPD
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Detective Benny Pooley, NYPD (as Luis Guzman)
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Detective China, NYPD
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Captain Brix, NYPD
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Witherspoon, Gun Dealer
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Angie, Nick's Agent
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Bonnie
George Cheung ...
Drug Dealer
Frank Geraci ...
Newsman
Sophie Maletsky ...
Pizza Waitress
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Storyline

Nick Lang is a famous Hollywood actor, well known for his action movies. For his next movie, he needs the proper motivation and inspiration for his role. Thus he teams up with the reluctant New York policeman Lt. John Moss. Not only does he have to put up with Nick, who is laborious and out of touch with realities, but he also has to catch a coldblooded murderer. Written by Mattias Pettersson <seaman@sbbs.se>

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Michael J. Fox as Hollywood's most spoiled movie star: James Woods as New York's angriest cop. See more »

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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Rated R for strong language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

8 March 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Duro de aguantar  »

Box Office

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$25,895,485 (USA)
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Director of photography Robert Primes was fired halfway through filming by director John Badham and replaced by Donald McAlpine. Badham thought Primes was working too slowly; he had similar complaints during the filming of Bird on a Wire (1990), their previous (and first) movie together. See more »

Goofs

When Nick Lang first meets the captain in his office, the captain asks for a autograph. You hear Nick say "Absolutely" but his mouth does not move. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Operator: 9-1-1 Emergency.
Party Crasher: Hello there! It's me - again! Well, what can I say? I'm about to crash another party.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Michael J. Fox/Black Crowes (1991) See more »

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La Mare A (Karnaval)
Written by Tabou Combo
Performed by Cuco Valoy
Courtesy of Kubaney Records
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James Woods
28 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of my favorite movies of all time,, this one has everything for me,James Woods, steals the show, with all of his wise- cracking, one liners,, Michael J. Fox wasn't bad either,, LL COOL J is in it,, along with Delroy Lindo in supporting roles,, this movie is about an actor who wants to play a cop in one of his upcoming movies,, so he is assigned to do a ride along program with one of new York's toughest detectives,, all the while that this is happening,, there is a crime spree going in,, this crime has a name and it is the PartyCrasher, this villain, is really heinous, vile , and disgusting,, perfect for NYC. all in all I can't remember a funnier cop movie in quite awhile,, I really coulnt' find anything wrong with this movie at all,, would recommend to anyone who likes to laugh.


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