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Hard Rain (1998)

R  |   |  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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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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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)  »

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The Flood  »

Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

£1,031,280 (UK) (1 May 1998)
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Trivia

Jim says he used to work "for the Johnstown Company" - likely a reference to Bruce Springsteen's song, "The River" which itself is quoted moments later by Ray. Johnstown, PA, is most famous for an 1889 flood, caused, like the flood in this film, by a dam failure. 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: What did you hit me with, anyway?
Karen: It was a crucifix. (Everyone looks at her) What? It was all I could find.
Tom: Great, I'm gonna have people from all around the world come to see the impression of Jesus on my forehead.
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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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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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