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Shannon Tweed ... Sharon Bell

Robert Davi ... Sergeant Crane

Andrew Dice Clay ... Oz, aka Raymond Ulysses Brice

Roddy Piper ... Ice

Nicholas Campbell ... Vic

John Colicos ... Senator Donald Wilson
James Purcell ... Captain Henricks

Judith Scott ... Nancy Polson
Louis Wrightman ... Que

Keram Malicki-Sánchez ... Cal
J.D. Nicholsen ... Zed (as Jack Nicholsen)

Polly Shannon ... Candice 'Candy' Wilson, Miss U.S.A.
Bridget Griggs ... Kellee White, Miss Canada

Kyrin Hall ... Nikki Westhill, Miss England

Chandra West ... Maria, Miss Germany

Joanna Bacalso ... Malou, Miss Philippines
Julie Armstrong ... Isabel LeClaire, Miss France
Hugo Dann ... Show Director

George Kash ... Joe (Security Guard)

Jason Blicker ... Roger Stalwart
Seymour Blicker ... Roger's Father
Louis Valere ... Security Guard
Richard Waugh ... Leslie
Victor Ertmanis ... Sergeant Zelinsky

Richard Yearwood ... Young Cop
Robert Bockstael ... Sapper

Douglas O'Keeffe ... Commander

Nigel Hamer ... Medic

Directed by
Paul Lynch 
Writing credits
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Produced by
John Barnett .... executive producer
Antony I. Ginnane .... executive producer
Peter R. Simpson .... producer
Rob Urquhart .... line producer
Original Music by
Paul Zaza  (as Paul J. Zaza)
Cinematography by
Curtis Petersen 
Film Editing by
Nick Rotundo 
Casting by
Rosina Bucci 
Production Design by
Sandra Kybartas 
Art Direction by
Armando Sgrignuoli 
Set Decoration by
John Archbell 
Costume Design by
Joyce Schure 
Makeup Department
Catherine Davies Irvine .... assistant makeup artist
Debbie Eng .... assistant hair stylist
Marie Nardella .... makeup department head
Leon Van Dyk .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Vince Nyuli .... unit production manager
Victoria Woods .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Simon Board .... second assistant director
Roman Buchok .... first assistant director
Olly Jansen .... assistant director: second unit
Olly Jasen .... first assistant director: second unit
David MacDonald .... trainee assistant director
Nancy Sorge .... third assistant director
Art Department
Paul Dallin .... property master
Robin E. Eecloo .... set dresser
Craig Grant .... property master
Diane Pollack .... first assistant art director
John Reck .... construction coordinator
Sound Department
Mark Beck .... sound effects editor
Alan deGraaf .... foley engineer
John Gare .... re-recording mixer
Ao Loo .... sound recordist
Daniel C. Megill .... boom operator
John P. Megill .... sound mixer: second unit
Phil Rodrigues .... foley artist
Jennifer Skinner .... dialogue editor
Matthew Stark .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Brock Jolliffe .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Nicolai Grut .... computer video special effects
Brenda Adams .... stunts
Julie Armstrong .... stunts
Marco Bianco .... stunt coordinator
Richard Coulter .... stunts
Rick Forsayeth .... stunts
Brett Halsay .... stunts
Ted Hanlan .... stunts
Marcia King .... stunts
Danny Lima .... stunts
Steve Lucescu .... stunt double
Steve Lucescu .... stunt rigger
Steve Lucescu .... stunts
Walter Masko .... stunt double: Rowdy Roddy Piper
Walter Masko .... stunts
Dwayne McLean .... stunts
Edward A. Queffelec .... stunts
Branko Racki .... stunts
Paul Rutledge .... stunts
Carl Smith .... stunts
John Stead .... stunt performer
John Stoneham Jr. .... stunts
Bryan Thomas .... stunts
Ron Van Hart .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Bickel .... grip
Jerry Borris .... electrician
Gilles Corbeil .... Steadicam operator
Gilles Corbeil .... camera operator
Bob Cotie .... grip
Richard Eagan .... assistant camera
David Fisher .... gaffer
Michael Gibson .... still photographer
Andrew Gondek .... electrician
Dianne L. Haggarty .... grip
Craig Heintz .... grip
Rick Kearney .... first assistant camera
Kelly Mason .... first assistant camera
Bill Melanson Jr. .... best boy grip
James Murray .... video playback operator
Curtis Petersen .... camera operator: "a" camera
R. Scott Phillips .... best boy electric
Shaun Pollinger .... second assistant camera
Kevin S. Stewart .... clapper loader
Casting Department
Asunta Blair .... casting assistant
Donna Dupere .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marie Flanagan .... wardrobe assistant
Amina Mohamed .... wardrobe assistant
Anne Peiponen .... assistant costume designer
Tania Rydenko .... wardrobe buyer
Editorial Department
Leslie Bori .... color timer
John Cameron .... assistant film editor
Ed Ham .... on-line editor
Brian White .... post-production coordinator
Location Management
John Mendes .... location assistant
Mark Moore .... assistant location manager
Gil Novis .... location scout
Vince Nyuli .... location manager
Music Department
Tony Padalino .... music programmer: synth
Peter Breiner .... conductor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Tim Fagan .... unit driver
Erwin Roithmeier .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
John 'Frenchie' Berger .... gun wrangler
Mary Canty .... continuity
Kevin Chassie .... craft service
Rick Constantineau .... production accountant
Lisa Jackson .... craft service
Paul Lynch .... title designer
David Porter .... craft service
Robin Sarafinchan .... production coordinator
Cynthia Sherman .... script consultant
Kerry Simpson .... assistant: Rob Urquhart
Ainsley Sneath .... craft service
Julia Stan .... assistant: Mr. Lynch
Julia Stan .... continuity: second unit
Michael Stokes .... creative consultant
Kim Yu .... unit publicist

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"Hardness" - Japan (English title)
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93 min | USA:98 min
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Tweed provides the kick.. Clay provides the ham, 5 April 2004
Author: sol from Brooklyn NY USA

******SPOILERS****** Andew Dice Clay, Brice, is far more funnier trying to be an over the top evil villain in "No Contest" then in any of the stand up comedy acts that he does on stage and on cable TV in this laughable action drama. The film is about Brice and his cohorts taking over a beauty contest, the Galaxy, and holding the six finalists as well as the host and former Galaxy contest winner Sharon Bell, Shannon Tweed, hostage. In order to let them go Brice wants a ransom of ten million dollars in diamonds.

Brice rewards the Galaxy contest winner Miss France, Julie Armstrong, with a bullet in the head just as the shocked crowd was expecting him to crown her. Brice and his gang then effectively wiped out the security guards as well as the TV crew who were broadcasting the event on live TV.

A sub-plot soon develops about this whole crazy venture when it's revealed that one of the finalists Miss USA Candy Wilson, Polly Shannon, is the daughter of US Senator Donald Wilson, John Colicos. we are told that Wilson was involved with Brice in a Columbian drug ring and that he had Brice double-crossed and thought that he was killed by the drug dealers. Somehow Brice managed to survived and is now back for revenge. There is also another sub-plot involving one of the finalists Miss Germany, Chandra West, also being in on the hostage taking as well as being Brice's girlfriend.

The gang that Brice has in this adventure is one of the biggest bunch of mixed nuts ever put together in crime movie history with the overly macho Victor, Nicholas Campball, and obnoxious former professional wrestler Roddy Piper, Ice. Ice was so unintentionally funny that he spoiled the little tension that was still left in the movie when he tried to be bad and evil. Instead Ice came across like a cross between the Honeymooners Jacky Gleason and Saturday Night Lives Chevy Chase slipping and falling all over the place.

Even though Robert Davi,Sgt. Crane, is the top star in the movie he was completely overshadowed by the very physical and free-swinging and kicking Shannon Tweed who did all the work dispatching the gang of kidnappers. Davi just limped, he was a disabled Secret Service Agent in the film, along for the ride.

The movie moved toward it's inevitable climax as Sharon almost single handedly kung-fu'ed the Brice gang out of the movie leaving just him left to have it out with her on an hotel elevator for the films dramatic ending. It was next to a miracle that Sharon was able to stand up by then after the pounding that she took, as well as gave, during the movie up to that point.

Shannon Tweed was very exciting and nice to watch in the action scenes as well as in the sexy clothes that she wore. She in fact never took her clothes off during in the movie. Andrew Dice Clay showed what a "Ham Actor" he really is if he was just given the chance like the movie "No Contest" gave him. Robert Davi was the invisible man by going through the entire movie almost unnoticed and the girls held hostage were anything but sympathetic with their unconvincing acting. showing almost no fear at all of their captors, no matter how hard they tried.

The character who I think was the real villain and most believable person in the film was Senator Wilson, John Colicos. Senator Wilson showed what we see in the news every day that if your in power and keep getting re-elected you can get away with anything even murder.

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