The Hard Truth (1994)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  23 November 1994 (USA)
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A suspended cop and his girlfriend blackmail an electronics expert into helping them break into the safe of the girlfriend's boss, a corrupt city councilman who's on the local mob's payroll.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Councilwoman Vincet
Nicholas Cascone ...
Councilman Polone
Hamilton Nichols
Heather Cummings ...
David Matthews
Lee Wessof ...
Luis Gisors
Lisa Kantrell
Jonah Mantz
Psycho Killer
Katherine Cortez ...
Det. Escobedo
Shotgun cop
Capt. Bering
Greg Kuper ...
Gisors' bodyguard


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23 November 1994 (USA)  »

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In the scene where Mantz and Chandler are in the car, and Mantz is talking to Chandler, who is driving, Mantz's mouth never moves for a portion of the conversation. See more »


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For fans of Michael Rooker and Eric Roberts only ..........
1 March 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am not aware of another film that stars Michael Rooker and Eric Roberts together, so that alone makes "The Hard Truth" something their fans might want to see. The acting by Rooker and Roberts is acceptable. Unfortunately Lysette Anthony is also in the movie, and her acting is not even close to average. As the female love interest involved in a safe heist with Rooker and Roberts, her smarmy character drags heavily on this marginal neo-noir. Also worth mentioning, Anthony's three (count them three)love scenes with Rooker which are totally unconvincing. Other than a prolonged chase in the beginning, and a somewhat twisty finale there is little here to like. - MERK

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