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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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Lisa Fuhrman ...
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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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A simple plan. An instant fortune. Just add water. See more »


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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:

$8,009,024 (USA) (19 January 1998)

Gross:

$19,819,494 (USA) (19 April 1998)
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Trivia

The initial trailer for Payback (1999), another Paramount action movie besieged by long delays and post-production issues, were attached to prints for the film. See more »

Goofs

Wet ammunition, not to mention wet handguns and rifles, are incapable of being fired, unlike the numerous weapons in active, repeat usage here. See more »

Quotes

Tom: Watch your step!
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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 Swamp Thing (1982) See more »

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Flood
by Dan Haseltine, Matt Odmark (as Mark Odmark), Stephen Mason,Charlie Lowell & Tim Smith
Performed by Jars of Clay
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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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