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Hard to Die (1990)

NC-17 | | Action, Comedy, Horror | 10 March 1993 (USA)
While doing the inventory for a lingerie outlet in a high rise office building, five attractive women are terrorised by a series of bizarre killings. They suspect that the strange janitor, ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gail Harris ...
Dawn Grant (as Robyn Harris)
Karen Mayo-Chandler ...
Diana (as Lindsay Taylor)
Jackie (as Debra Dare)
Bridget Carney ...
Sgt. Phyllis Shawlee (as Karen Chorak)
Jürgen Baum ...
Lt. Mike Block (as Jurgen Baum)
Bob Sheridan ...
Cop in Lobby
Carolet Girard ...
Fifi Latour
Peter Spellos ...
Himself (as Orville Ketchum)
Don Key ...
Brad Plympton
Forrest J. Ackerman ...
Dr. Ed Newton
Domonic Muir ...
Larry Bronkowski
Eric Baum ...


While doing the inventory for a lingerie outlet in a high rise office building, five attractive women are terrorised by a series of bizarre killings. They suspect that the strange janitor, who witnessed another series of killings years back, is at the bottom of the whole thing. Little do they know the real horror that they face in the end. Written by Todd D. Newcomb <nukejoe1@tdsnet.com>

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Rated NC-17 for extreme horror violence | See all certifications »

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10 March 1993 (USA)  »

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Nighty Nightmare II  »

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The film was released on home video under three separate titles. "Hard To Die", "Sorority House Massacre 3: Hard To Die", and "Tower Of Terror". See more »


Just past 1.16, when the chick says "This one's still alive!" and picks the girl up from the floor, four inches of the book mic are very clearly visible at the bottom right. See more »


Jackie: I just want to get my clothes on, and get the hell out of here!
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Crazy Credits

Livestock provided by "G. Orwell's Animal Farm." See more »


Features The Slumber Party Massacre (1982) See more »


Women Are Like That
Written by Bob Sheridan & Ryk Oakley
Performed by Bob Sheridan (as Mr. Moderation)
Asharoken Music, BMI
Courtesy of Ameliarated Records
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Does what it's supposed to, no more, no less
12 January 2003 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Jim Wynorski's movies are, frankly, beyond criticism. They don't pretend to be anything other than what they are--an excuse to see beautiful women naked. That's it. Nothing else. No messages, no points to ponder, no pleas for peace, love and brotherhood. Just gorgeous women in varying and frequent stages of nudity. Wynorski, unlike many directors of this type of flick, actually has a sense of humor and salts his films liberally with it. This one is a bit different than usual, but not much. It has great looking women, nudity, guns, nudity, blood, nudity, a fat guy, nudity (not the fat guy's, thankfully), and, on top of all of that, nudity. If that's what you're looking for, this film delivers. The girls aren't good--or even competent--actresses, but then again, they're not supposed to be. They're there to giggle, look scared, run around in lingerie and take their clothes off, and they do all that quite well. You rent a Jim Wynorski movie pretty much knowing what you're going to get, and he seldom disappoints. Wynorski's films deliver what they promise--a characteristic many films nowadays fail to follow through on--and you can't ask for much more than that.

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