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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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Sheriff Mike Collins
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Uncle Charlie
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Wayne Bryce
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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 ShowBob <showbob@geocities.com>

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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16 January 1998 (USA)  »

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

For a few brief moments, this held the distinction of the film with the biggest aquatic film set ever. Until Titanic (1997) began filming several weeks later. See more »

Goofs

When Karen is handcuffed to her staircase and Tom shoots through the cuffs, she places the chain of the cuffs on top of the banister. This is a physical impossibility because of the way she was cuffed there. See more »

Quotes

Ray: Hey, did you teach your students how to make things like this?
Mr. Mehlor: Have you been in a high school recently? My students taught ME how to make stuff like this.
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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 »

Connections

References The Killer (1989) See more »

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It Makes Me Lonely Blue Mountain Breakdown
Written, Performed and Produced by Jeffrey Pescetto (as Jeff Pescetto)
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Mindless Fun
31 July 1998 | by (Medford, MA) – See all my reviews

If you like action movies, and only action movies, you will like this movie. Not love it, but you will like it. None of the characters are believable and some, including Minnie Driver's character, are almost completely unnecessary. The plot, with just a few twists to keep the viewers interest, but only minimally, is pretty standard. What saves this movie, however, is its original action sequences and its setting. The movie takes place during a giant flood and we learn pretty quickly that water where it shouldn't be is very entertaining. Simple shootouts aren't just the same when they occur in 10 feet of water. Even a band of robbers chase the hero into a school with jet-skis, or crash through a church roof in a boat. These scenes of mindless action are the only thing that saves this movie from being totally preposterious crap. At the end you realize that the movie was pretty stupid, but you enjoyed yourself while it lasted.


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