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16 January 1998 (USA) See more »
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In the worst storm in living memory, one guard stands between five men and three million dollars. See more »
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Set during a massive flood started by a dam accident in a small town, Tom (Christian Slater) is an armored... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Morgan Freeman ... Jim

Christian Slater ... Tom

Randy Quaid ... Sheriff Mike Collins

Minnie Driver ... Karen

Edward Asner ... Uncle Charlie

Michael A. Goorjian ... Kenny (as Michael Goorjian)

Dann Florek ... Mr. Mehlor
Ricky Harris ... Ray

Mark Rolston ... Wayne Bryce

Peter Murnik ... Phil

Wayne Duvall ... Hank

Richard Dysart ... Henry Sears

Betty White ... Doreen Sears

Ray Baker ... Mayor
Lisa Fuhrman ... Mayor's Wife

Jay Patterson ... Mr. Wellman

Michael Monks ... Father on Local News
Mackenzie Bryce ... Baby on Local News
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dono Langley ... Honda Driver (uncredited)

Anthony Montgomery ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Mikael Salomon 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Graham Yost (written by)

Produced by
Ian Bryce .... producer
Mark Gordon .... producer
Gary Levinsohn .... producer
Art Levinson .... producer
Allison Lyon Segan .... executive producer
Christian Slater .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Christopher Young 
 
Cinematography by
Peter Menzies Jr. (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Amnon David 
Paul Hirsch 
Gillian L. Hutshing 
 
Casting by
Risa Bramon Garcia 
Randi Hiller 
 
Production Design by
J. Michael Riva 
 
Art Direction by
David F. Klassen (supervising art director)
Richard F. Mays 
 
Set Decoration by
Ronald R. Reiss 
 
Costume Design by
Kathleen Detoro 
 
Makeup Department
Colleen Callaghan .... hair stylist: Christian Slader
Chris Harrison-Glimsdale .... assistant hair stylist
 
Production Management
Michael J. Harker .... post-production supervisor
Art Levinson .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ken Arlidge .... second unit director
Matt Earl Beesley .... first assistant director
Nancy Blewer .... second second assistant director
Ken Paull .... second assistant director
Jason Roberts .... second second assistant director
David N. Schrager .... first assistant director: second unit (as David Schrager)
 
Art Department
Adam L. Barker .... plasterer
Matt Busch .... storyboard artist
Charisse Cardenas .... set designer
Tony Castagnola .... greens foreman
Mark Fenlason .... leadman
Mark Fenlason .... rigging props
David Goldstein .... lead painter
Stephanie J. Gordon .... set designer
Alex Hillkurtz .... storyboard artist (as Alex Hill)
Al Hobbs .... set designer
Jim Husbands .... set dresser
Glen Kennedy .... on set dresser
John Markovich .... assistant property master
William S. Maxwell III .... lead man
Rick McLean .... scenic artist
Hugo Santiago .... set designer
Terry Scott .... construction coordinator
Alex Sessing .... on-set greensman
Brent Smith .... set dresser
Charles Stewart .... property master
Tracy Stockwell .... plaster foreman
Anthony Syracuse .... propmaker gang boss
Jim Wardell .... greensman
Leslie Warren .... set dresser/fabricator
Kon Iliov .... propmaker (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Randle Akerson .... sound effects editor
Gary Alexander .... sound re-recording mixer
Nicholas R. Allen .... boom operator
Steve Bartkowicz .... re-recording engineer
John Benson .... adr editor
Sandy Berman .... sound designer
Sandy Berman .... supervising sound editor
Gary C. Bourgeois .... sound re-recording mixer
Jeff Clark .... sound effects editor
David B. Cohn .... sound effects editor
Damon Cohoon .... assistant sound editor
Anne Couk .... assistant sound editor
Scott Curtis .... foley editor
Zack Davis .... adr editor
Roger Fearing .... assistant sound editor
Tammy Fearing .... foley editor
Terry Fiyalko .... sound effects editor (as Terri Fiyalko)
Christopher Flick .... foley supervisor
Cameron Frankley .... supervising sound editor
Stephen Janisz .... adr editor (as S. Janisz)
Scott Jones .... adr mixer
Tom Ketterer .... sound
Susan Kurtz .... sound effects editor
Mark R. La Pointe .... sound effects editor (as Mark LaPointe)
Mark L. Mangino .... dialogue editor
Courtenay Marvin .... adr assistant
Courtenay Marvin .... assistant sound editor
Ron Meredith .... assistant sound editor
Robert Morrisey .... assistant sound editor
Lee Orloff .... production sound mixer
Thomas A. Payne .... second boom
Andre Perreault .... sound effects predubs
Philip Rogers .... sound recordist
Alison Sanford .... sound recordist
Randy Singer .... foley mixer
Thomas W. Small .... supervising foley editor (as Thomas Small)
Mike Szakmeister .... supervising dialogue editor (as Michael Szakmeister)
Robert Ulrich .... supervising adr editor
Knox White .... boom operator (as Knox Grantham White)
Kerry Dean Williams .... adr editor
Thomas P. McNamara .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Jeffrey Perkins .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Dennis C. Salcedo .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
David Amborn .... special effects foreman
Taylor Ball .... special effects technician
Bryce Barros .... special effects technician
Robert M. Bell .... special effects technician (as Robert Bell)
Donald K. Brady .... special effects technician
Steve Bunyea .... special effects foreman
Michael Burke .... special effects technician (as Mike Burke)
Jack Davis .... special effects technician
Jeff Denes .... special effects foreman: second unit
Wade Dugas .... special effects technician
Mark Fenlason .... special effects crew
Will Fiorelli .... special effects technician: second unit
Howard Frazier .... special effects technician (as Byron Frazier)
John Frazier .... special effects supervisor
Tommy Frazier .... special effects technician (as Tom Frazier)
Mark Gault .... special effects technician
Bruce D. Hayes .... special effects foreman (as Bruce D. Hayes)
Bruce D. Hayes .... special effects technician
Jim Jolly .... special effects technician (as Jim Jolley)
Ralph Kerr .... special effects foreman
David Kirk .... special effects technician
Michael Kolko .... special effects estimator
Jason Maurer .... special effects technician
Brandon K. McLaughlin .... special effects technician (as Brandon McLaughlin)
Michelle M. Moore .... special effects technician
Tim Moran .... special effects technician
Gene Owens .... special effects technician
William A. Pancake Jr. .... special effects technician (as William Pancake)
William A. Pancake Jr. .... special effects technician: second unit (as Bill Pancake)
Joe Pancake .... special effects technician
Francis Pennington .... special effects technician
Arnold Peterson .... special effects technician (as Arnie Peterson)
Kevin Quibell .... special effects technician (as Kevin S. Quibell)
Brandon Ramos .... mechanical effects artist
Steve Riley .... special effects technician
Paul Ryan .... special effects technician
Jim Schwalm .... special effects coordinator (as Jim Schwalm)
Dennis Skotak .... special effects artist
James G. Thomas .... special effects technician (as Jim Thomas)
Joe Walker .... special effects technician: second unit
Randy West .... special effects technician: second unit
Lou Whitlock .... special effects technician: second unit
Newton Wimer .... special effects technician
Bryan Wohlers .... special effects technician
Drew Wozniak .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
John Agnew .... model maker: 4-Ward Productions
Chris Anderson .... visual effects coordinator
Anne Belewitt .... model maker: 4-Ward Productions
Bill Black .... visual effects editor
Mark Cadicamo .... model maker: 4-Ward Productions
Steve Caldwell .... mechanical effects: 4-Ward Productions
Aimee Campbell .... matchmover: Cinesite
Mitzi Casida-Jones .... visual effects producer (as Mitzi Casida)
James Cook .... model maker: 4-Ward Productions
John Cornejo .... digital compositor: Cinesite
Jeanna Crawford .... model maker: 4-Ward Productions
Joshua Culp .... model maker: 4-Ward Productions
Ken Dackermann .... digital compositor: Cinesite
Jim Davidson .... model maker: 4-Ward Productions
Jim Davidson .... visual effects rigger
Chris Del Conte .... visual effects coordinator: Cinesite
Aaron Dem .... visual effects producer: Cinesite
Jason Dost .... film scanning and recording
Kathy Draper .... production coordinator: 4-Ward Productions
Elaine Edford .... visual effects producer: 4-Ward Productions
Bob Fernley .... digital imaging supervisor: Cinesite
Abra Grupp .... digital compositor: Cinesite
Howard Harnett .... model maker: 4-Ward Productions
Nicole Herr .... digital compositor: Cinesite
Gillian L. Hutshing .... visual effects editor
Ed Jones .... visual effects supervisor
Faisal Karim .... model maker: 4-Ward Productions (as Faisel Karin)
Tim Ketzer .... 3D animator: Cinesite
Gokhan Kisacikoglu .... 3D animator: Cinesite
Gokhan Kisacikoglu .... technical director
David Kittleson .... model maker: 4-Ward Productions
Karen Klein .... rotoscope artist: Cinesite (as Karen D. Klein)
Richard Klein .... 3D animator: Cinesite
Michael Kory .... CG supervisor: Cinesite
Brad Kuehn .... visual effects supervisor: Cinesite
Roger Kupelian .... digital matte painter: Cinesite
Vincent Lavares .... tape operator: Cinesite Hollywood
Jennifer Law-Stump .... digital effects artist: Pacific Title Digital
Mark Tait Lewis .... digital artist: Cinesite (as Mark Lewis)
David Lingenfelser .... digital compositor: Cinesite (as Dave Lingenfelser)
Kevin Lingenfelser .... digital paint supervisor: Cinesite
Brenda Malley .... model maker: 4-Ward Productions
Marcel Martinez .... digital compositor: Cinesite
Paul McDonnell .... modelmaker
Eric Pender .... effects animator: Cinesite
Cristin Pescosolido .... motion tracking supervisor: Cinesite
Lisa L. Pollaro .... digital artist: Cinesite
Robin Saxen .... visual effects coordinator
Jerry Sells .... digital compositor: Cinesite
Mark A. Shelton .... visual effects director of photography
Mark A. Shelton .... visual effects line producer: 4-Ward Productions (as Mark Shelton)
Dennis Skotak .... visual effects director of photography
Robert Skotak .... visual effects supervisor: 4-Ward Productions
Joel Steiner .... mechanical effects: 4-Ward Productions
Jerry Tessendorf .... senior technical supervisor: Cinesite
Jim Towler .... model supervisor: 4-Ward Productions
Lisa M. Tse .... digital compositor: Cinesite
Pat Tubach .... digital compositor: Cinesite (as Patrick Tubach)
James Valentine .... compositing supervisor: Cinesite
Ronnie E. Williams Jr. .... digital artist
Steve Wright .... digital compositor: Cinesite
Mieko Yoshida .... 3D animator: Cinesite
Tom Zils .... digital artist: Cinesite
Tony Gardner .... miniatures (uncredited)
Bill Gilman .... digital compositor (uncredited) (Cinesite Hollywood)
Mike Leben .... motion control operator (uncredited)
Andrew Paquette .... digital artist (uncredited)
Peter Mitchell Rubin .... pre-viz animatics (uncredited)
Tristan Tom .... digital effects technical support: Cinesite (uncredited)
John B. Wallace .... texture painter: Cinesite (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Eric Armao .... stunts
Daniel W. Barringer .... stunts
Talia Botone .... stunt double: Minnie Driver
Charlie Brewer .... stunts
Jophery C. Brown .... stunts (as Jophery Brown)
Ian Bryce .... stunts
Monty Cox .... stunts
Danny Epper .... stunts
Jeff Evans .... stunts
Dean Raphael Ferrandini .... stunts (as Dean Ferrandini)
Clay Donahue Fontenot .... stunts (as Clay Fontenot)
Mickey Giacomazzi .... stunts
Tanner Gill .... stunts
Jeff Habberstad .... stunt coordinator
Anita Hart .... stunts
Harry Hauss .... stunts
Bob Herron .... stunts
Ethan Jensen .... stunts
Johnny Johnson .... stunts
Hubie Kerns Jr. .... stunts
Zack Milan .... stunts
William Morts .... stunt double: Christian Slater (as Billy Morts)
William Morts .... stunts (as Billy Morts)
Randy Peters .... stunts
Larry Rippenkroeger .... stunts
Myke Schwartz .... stunts
Ben Scott .... stunts
Paul E. Short .... stunts (as Paul Short)
Spike Silver .... stunts
Gregg Smrz .... stunts
Jim Stephan .... assistant stunt coordinator (as Jim Stephen)
Robert 'Bobby Z' Zajonc .... stunts
Gary Robert .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Amy Alarian .... electrician: second unit
Ken Arlidge .... director of photography: second unit
Randy Beckman .... camera fly rig
John-Paul Beeghly .... assistant camera: second unit
Kevin Brown .... lighting technician
Alexander Buono .... assistant camera
Dwight Campbell .... gaffer
John S. Campbell .... rigging grip
Joseph V. Cicio .... camera operator
Mark J. Coyne .... assistant camera
Dhamarata Dhiensuwana .... rigging key grip
Damon Doherty .... key rigging grip
Richard Foreman Jr. .... still photographer
Mike Gerzevitz .... electrician
Mike Gerzevitz .... underwater electrician
Eli Golub .... grip
Dylan Goss .... aerial camera operator (as Dylan M. Gross)
Michael Grady .... rigging grip
Rick Harris .... production grip
Michael J. Hogan .... video assist operator
Greg Karamov .... grip
Jerry Kim .... second unit grip
Brian Kinzey .... electrician
Steve Koster .... camera operator
Jonathan Leary .... grip
Robert G. Lestak .... grip
Dennis J. Lootens .... rigging gaffer
Jason E. Lord .... electrician
Michael Lyon .... electrician (as Michael Lyons)
Niles McElroy .... lighting technician
Michael A. Mendez .... grip
Ivan H. Migel .... grip rigging best boy
Amy Miller .... junior camera assistant
Marty Miller .... grip
Ronald A. Miller .... rigging grip
Daisuke Dice Miyake .... grip
Jon D. Morrison .... rigging electrician
Richard Mosier .... Steadicam assistant
Richard Mosier .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Darryl Murchison .... lighting technician
John C. Nadeau .... electrician
Eric Parker .... rigging lighting technician
Simone Perusse .... best boy electric
Robert Presley .... Steadicam operator
Robert Presley .... camera operator
Peter Rand .... additional video assist operator
David Schmalz .... video assist operator
Jesse Tango .... lighting best boy: second unit
Scott Toland .... electrician
Michael Tolochko .... electrician
Jimi Udel .... rigging grip
Rick A. West .... gaffer: second unit
Tony Whitman .... key grip
Thomas Wostak .... lighting technician
Jeb Johenning .... digital video assist operator (uncredited)
Michael P. May .... camera operator (uncredited)
Vich Thiensuwana .... rigging grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Jennifer Bender .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tom Cummins .... set costumer
Patrick Guzzo .... costume assistant
Antoinette Squeo .... costumer: Morgan Freeman
 
Editorial Department
Dennis McNeill .... color timer (as Denny McNeill)
Bart Rachmil .... apprentice film editor
Theresa Repola Mohammed .... negative cutter
Donald Freeman .... final colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Pete Anthony .... conductor
Pete Anthony .... orchestrator
Jeff Atmajian .... additional orchestrator
Anna Bonn .... additional orchestrator
Anna Bonn .... score coordinator
Bob Bornstein .... music preparation
Andy Brown .... music contractor
Andy Brown .... orchestra contractor
Vic Fraser .... music preparation
Tanya Noel Hill .... assistant music editor
Charles Martin Inouye .... music editor: pre-view
Erik Jordan .... assistant recording engineer
Mark Kilian .... electronic score producer
Jon Kull .... additional orchestrator
The London Metropolitan Orchestra .... music performed by
Larry Mah .... consultant: electronic score
Thomas Milano .... supervising music editor (as Tom Milano)
Jonathan Rees .... orchestra leader
David Reynolds .... score coordinator
Liz Schrek .... music production coordinator
Toots Thielemans .... musician: harmonica solo
Graham Walker .... music production supervisor
Christopher Young .... additional orchestrator
Denise Carver .... music clearances (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Robert Gaskill .... driver: Mr. Freeman
Peter Mandel .... mechanic
Sheila Mandel .... transportation office coordinator
James Nordberg .... transportation
Randy Peters .... transportation and picture vehicles coordinator
Ron Poniewaz Jr. .... driver
Jeff Verdick .... transportation
Robert G. Williams .... driver
 
Other crew
Kelli Cole .... production assistant
Q. DeChambres .... production assistant (as Marq DeChambres)
Louis Farah .... construction medic
Kristina Findley .... location assistant production coordinator
Steve Gehrke .... script supervisor: second unit
Mark Gerald .... medic
Vincent G. Gonzales .... production assistant: aerial unit
Michael Hansen .... unit publicist
Winfried Heun .... spacecam technician
Carol Keith .... production coordinator: re-shoots
Mark Kilian .... synthesizer coordinator
Sarah Knight .... assistant: Mikael Salomon
Tracy Lehman .... staff accountant
James McCabe .... location manager
Nicki McCain .... first assistant accountant
Anthony Montgomery .... production assistant
Anna-Lisa Nilsson .... production coordinator
Rick Osako .... production secretary
Tony Patterson .... assistant production coordinator
Tony Patterson .... production secretary
Quentin Pierre .... assistant: Mr. Freeman
Dina Saunders .... first accountant
Karen Scarborough .... payroll accountant
C. Alexander Sears .... production assistant
Mary Anne Seward .... script supervisor
Carlyle Fairfax Smith .... assistant: Mr. Bryce
Leslie Steele .... assistant to producer
Jerry Tessendorf .... senior technical supervisor
Andrew Ward .... set production assistant
Martine White .... location manager: second unit
Robert 'Bobby Z' Zajonc .... aerial coordinator
Mark Zimoski .... programmer: synthesizer
Julian Del Valle .... balloon lights (uncredited)
Loren Duffy .... production assistant (uncredited)
J. Willocks .... production assistant (uncredited)
 

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Also Known As:
"Flood" - Japan (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence
Runtime:
97 min | 92 min (Nordisk Film DVD version FI SE NO DE)
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Color:
Color (DeLuxe) | Color
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

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:
Continuity: 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:
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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Movie Connections:
References The Killer (1989)See more »
Soundtrack:
The RiverSee more »

FAQ

Have Christian Slater and Morgan Freeman worked together before?
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22 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Good action flick, 10 March 2006
Author: Peter Collins from Australia

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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