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The Hard Way (1991)

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

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Party Crasher
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Susan
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Detective Grainy, NYPD
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Detective Benny Pooley, NYPD (as Luis Guzman)
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Nick Lang is a famous actor, well know for his action movies. For the next film he needs the proper motivation and inspiration for his roll. Thus he teams up with the reluctant N.Y. cop 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 cold-blooded 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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8 March 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Auf die harte Tour  »

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$25,895,485 (USA)
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According to James Woods, this was one of his toughest roles because his character had to be constantly angry with _Michael J. Fox (I)_'s character, whom he found very likable in real life. See more »

Goofs

When Nick is pretending to be John's girlfriend in the bar, he sighs. Even though his mouth his wide open as he sighs, he says, "Susan". See more »

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[first lines]
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Party Crasher: Hello there! It's me - again! Well, what can I say? I'm about to crash another party.
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Funny action flick

The Hard Way is a great action comedy, but totally underrated. In this film Michael J. Fox plays an action actor Nick Lang, who wants in his next film play the New York cop John Moss, played by James Woods.So Nick spends some time with Moss, like lives in the same apartment with him.Moss doesn't like this at all, he's not such a big fan of Lang.And then there is also a bad guy, played by Stephen Lang.So there are two problems that Moss has to get rid of.And John has a girlfriend Susan, who is played by Annabella Sciorra.And John's having some problems with her too.But everything turns out fine with Moss, Lang and Susan, but not so fine with the crook. This was a great film with great actors.Michael J. Fox was great as usual and it was nice to see James Woods in a comedy.It would be nice to see a sequel for this, but the movie wasn't so successful as it should have been, so maybe not then.


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