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Hard Rain (1998)

A armored-truck driver and his nephew try to prevent three million dollars from being taken by a local rival gang during a catastrophic flooding caused by a severe storm.

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Jim
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Tom
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Sheriff Mike Collins
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Uncle Charlie
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Kenny (as Michael Goorjian)
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Ray
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Phil
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Henry Sears
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In Huntingburg, the armored truck with three million dollars driven by Tom and his Uncle Charlie gets stuck in the flooding and realizes that the town has been evacuated since the dam does not have capacity to hold the storm. While waiting for the National Guard, they are attacked by Jim and his gang formed by Kenny, Mr. Mehlor and Ray and the clumsy Kenny kills Charlie. Tom flees with the bags of money and hides them in the cemetery. Then he is hunted down by Jim and his gang and he hides in a church. Out of the blue, he is knocked out and awakes locked in a cell. Soon he learns that the restorer Karen believed he was a looter and hit him. Sheriff Mike Collins and Deputy Wayne Bryce go to investigate Tom' story while Officer Phil takes Karen out of the town by boat. However she escapes with the boat and goes to the church. Meanwhile Tom is trapped in the cell full of water and Karen rescues him. He decides to return to the armored truck to retrieve a shotgun but he is captured by Jim... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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money | sheriff | dam | flood | police | See All (123) »

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In the worst storm in living memory, one guard stands between five men and three million dollars. See more »


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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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16 January 1998 (USA)  »

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The Flood  »

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Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,009,024 (USA) (16 January 1998)

Gross:

$19,819,494 (USA) (17 April 1998)
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At the time of filming, the movie had the largest painted scenic backdrop ever used in a film. See more »

Goofs

Electrocution powerful enough to set wet clothes on fire would cause instantaneous death. Even discounting this, the burns on Kenny's body would be far more widespread, whereas none appear to be present. See more »

Quotes

Wayne Bryce: Dear Penthouse, I always thought your letters were fake...
Wayne Bryce: ...until the wildest thing happened to me.
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Crazy Credits

The Paramount mountain is seen in much worse weather than normal; the camera pans down from the logo to scenes of flooding. See more »

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References The Killer (1989) See more »

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The River
Written by Bruce Springsteen
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Good action flick
10 March 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Hard Rain is a nifty action thriller, set during the middle of a titanic flood in a small town in Indiana. Christian Slater plays a local security guard, attempting to transport the loot out of town with his partner, but as always, it all goes terribly wrong. On the run, from a band of determined thieves, led by Morgan Freeman Slater hides the money and takes refuge with the town sheriff and his band of officers. Only they're seeing green too and Slater is on his own.

The sodden atmosphere of this film is unique and impressive, as is the set design. The film is technically very cool, clever too and working with so much water must've been hell for the crew. The performances are all well rounded enough in Hard Rain but the script lacks the spark to truly make this great or memorable. Sure there are some exciting moments, but what action film doesn't have some excitement? With such a unique setting, I'm surprised that there just wasn't more of a good thing. Overall, I enjoyed it. This film is good action flick. Nothing more, nothing less.


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