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Hard Rain (1998)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  16 January 1998 (USA)
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Set during a massive flood started by a dam accident in a small town, Tom (Christian Slater) is an armored truck guard who gets robbed by Jim ('Morgan Freeman'). Tom gets away with all the ... See full summary »

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Storyline

Set during a massive flood started by a dam accident in a small town, Tom (Christian Slater) is an armored truck guard who gets robbed by Jim ('Morgan Freeman'). Tom gets away with all the money and hides it. In a panic, he tells the sheriff about the area he hid the money in and the sheriff locks him up. Now Tom has to get to the money and keep himself alive battling the sheriff, Jim and his crew and the elements. Written by ShowBob <showbob@geocities.com>

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

The Flood  »

Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£472,553 (UK) (17 April 1998)

Gross:

£1,031,280 (UK) (1 May 1998)
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Trivia

In early stages of production, John Woo was slated to direct. 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

Tom: [while floating down the road in a half submerged car] You all right?
Karen: Yeah, I'm fine. I think the heater just kicked in.
Tom: At least we're out of the rain, right?
Karen: Oh, yeah. This is real cozy.
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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 Footloose (1984) See more »

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The River
Written by Bruce Springsteen
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Fast, exciting action flick with possibly too much shooting (and everyone a bad shot!)
2 May 2006 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Christian Slater plays an armored truck guard who has to deal with thieves, the crooked police, a fierce Indiana rainfall, and a flooded town while trying to protect three million dollars in the company vehicle. Well-done action flick isn't epic-scale, but does have many suspenseful close-calls and colorful characters, plus good performances by Slater, Morgan Freeman, Minnie Driver, and Richard Dysart and Betty White as an elderly couple who didn't evacuate when they were supposed to. Randy Quaid overplays heinously as a trigger happy sheriff, and the continual shootouts in the final third get repetitive, but this scenario (an entire town slowly being submerged) is exceptionally well-captured and the filmmakers didn't forget to add some good humor into the mix. **1/2 from ****


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