Hardball (1997)

R  |  Video  |   |  Action, Drama  |  15 May 2001 (USA)
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JERSEY BELLINI and his girlfriend B.B. are in the kind of business that can really strain a relationship... See full synopsis »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lisa Howard ...
Santos (as Harvey Gold)
Pablo Coffey ...
Theodore Tyler
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Claire Riley ...
Lt. Ortega
Wasser (as Gary Chalk)
Dale Wilson ...
Chuck Ramsey
Wayne Knechcel ...
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Harvey Dumansky ...


JERSEY BELLINI and his girlfriend B.B. are in the kind of business that can really strain a relationship... See full synopsis »

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Rated R for violence and some nudity | See all certifications »





Release Date:

15 May 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bounty Hunters 2: Hardball  »

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| (heavily cut) (16-rated)

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Follows Bounty Hunters (1996) See more »


Music and Lyrics by Sean Patrick and Tim Hall
Performed by Sean Patrick and Tim Hall and Jim Cirile
Produced by John Perez and The Revolver Project
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a superior sequel
11 April 2002 | by (California) – See all my reviews

HARDBALL is the sequel to BOUNTY HUNTERS, reuniting Michael Dudikoff and Lisa Howard as the title characters. The first one was simply okay, but I felt this film was a far superior movie. This time around, there's a bigger and better addition of humor. The story isn't necessarily better or worse, but it's the just the overall outcome of the film that makes me find it better than BOUNTY HUNTERS. Dudikoff and Howard make a good buddy cop movie-like team and definitely look like they have a good time working together. The action scenes are a bit better done than they were in the first, and the production values were a little better as well. Tony Curtis has a small role as a mob kingpin and brings some class to an otherwise formula B-movie. But it's really the chemistry between Dudikoff and Howard that makes the movie work, and I wouldn't mind seeing a third film provided it could be at least as good as this one.

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