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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 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
Was originally titled "The Flood", it was changed because the film-makers didn't want audiences to assume it was primarily a disaster movie. See more »
During gunfights between Jim, Tom and the police, Jim and Tom have one revolver and one semi-automatic handgun between the two of them. Yet, they seem to have an endless supply of bullets, with no apparent access to extra bullets. In fact, Tom retrieves his gun from one of the dead robbers, but not the bullets. Also, we never see either Jim or Tom reloading their guns from their supposed endless supply of bullets. See more »
Look! We just want the money! You guys can walk away, we won't kill you!
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The Paramount mountain is seen in much worse weather than normal; the camera pans down from the logo to scenes of flooding. See more »
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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