Hard Rain (1998) Poster



At the time it was filmed, the movie had the largest painted scenic backdrop ever used in a film.
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.
Was originally titled "The Flood", it was changed because the film-makers didn't want audiences to assume it was primarily a disaster movie.
In early stages of production, John Woo was slated to direct.
In a 1997 interview with Empire magazine, Minnie Driver stated she hated working on the movie due to the intense and continuous wet conditions.
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.

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