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Noel Palomaria ...
Malcolm Moorman ...
Jack
Charles Lanyer ...
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Andy
Paula Kay Perry ...
Bette
Alex Depedro ...
Andy Jr. (as Alex DePedro)
Bob Hollander ...
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Steve Andrews ...
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K.D. Jones ...
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Det. Dominguez
Cynthia Downey ...
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Chas Gray ...
Det. Kolletti
Brandi Garay ...
Cinnamon Smith
M. Tiffany Reed ...
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When a series of brutal killings of young male hustlers awakens the police to the threat of a serial killer, rookie detective Raymond Fates (Noel Palomaria) and his seasoned partner detective Tom Ellis (Charles Lanyer) battle an intolerant police department that is indifferent to these "misdemeanor killings. Written by Anonymous

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Escalofriante...provocativa un impactante thriller del cine independient Americano [ES] See more »

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Rated R for violence and grisly afterviews, strong sexual content, language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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$19,596 (USA) (25 June 1999)

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Long is the way and hard, that out of Hell leads up to the light. John Milton-"Paradise Lost" ([1667] Novel: "Paradise Lost") See more »

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Thought Provoking
17 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hard is one of those independent films that keeps you thinking long after the film is over. Exploring two segments of our society - police and street hustlers - for whom violence is a frequent occurrence, the film poignantly shows the internal struggles of being gay in a straight world, and graphically shows the external results of society's indifferent attitude toward gay victims of violence. The attitudes and results can easily be extrapolated at some level to the experiences of other segments of American society - minorities, the religious right, even smokers. Human beings can ignore, and thereby endorse, the repression of other human beings, so long as the repression doesn't personally affect them.

Hard is beautifully shot, but a few flaws will jump out at you - a couple of clunker lines, some low-budget props. But if you ignore those and look at the underlying message, you'll find your time well spent. I'll take Hard, warts and all, over a perfectly made but brain-deadening Miss Congeniality any day.


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