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The Hard Way (1991)

An action movie star researching a role is allowed to tag along with a hardboiled New York City policeman, who finds him superficial and irritating.

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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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There's only one way these two are going to get along... the Hard Way. 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:

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Opening Weekend:

$6,301,470 (USA) (10 March 1991)

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$25,895,485 (USA)
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Universal originally wanted Kevin Kline and Gene Hackman to star. See more »

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Nick's People's Choice Award breaks in two when he throws it at the TV. When Angie picks it up, it's intact. See more »

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[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 Jersey Girl (2004) See more »

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Murdergram (Live at Rapmania)
Written by Marley Marl (as M. Williams) and LL Cool J (as J.T. Smith)
Performed by LL Cool J (as L L Cool J)
Courtesy of Columbia/Def Jam Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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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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