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Hard (1998)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  11 August 2000 (Spain)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Noel Palomaria ...
Det. Raymond Vates
Malcolm Moorman ...
Jack
Charles Lanyer ...
Det. Tom Ellis
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Andy
Paula Kay Perry ...
Bette
Alex Depedro ...
Andy Jr. (as Alex DePedro)
Bob Hollander ...
Capt. Foster
Steve Andrews ...
Det. Hendrickson
K.D. Jones ...
Det. Jackson (as KD Jones)
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Det. Chyun
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Det. Dominguez
Cynthia Downey ...
Deputy Coroner
Chas Gray ...
Det. Kolletti
Brandi Garay ...
Cinnamon Smith
M. Tiffany Reed ...
Officer Bruin
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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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A cop with a secret. A killer who knows it. The game is on. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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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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Hardly any animals were harmed in the making of this film See more »

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References Dick Tracy (1937) See more »

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Body Bag
Written and Performed by Sipping Soma
Courtesy of Undermine Records and Stone Age Management
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"Hard" is aptly named
19 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Hard" is about the hard life & times of its characters, and its is hard to watch. I generally don't like murder movies, and definitely don't like graphic violence, blood & gore. But, I liked this movie.

The version I saw was the 2005 re-released DVD Directors Uncut Version, unrated. Some of the sex and violence scenes edited out of the theatrical release are restored. Pretty good production quality. Some of the acting can be wooden. Certainly not the most pleasant movie I ever watched, but was one of the most interesting.

As other reviewers indicate, it's a movie about a gay serial killer and his pursuit by a closeted gay policeman. The message is about homophobia and self loathing. I recommend you give it a try, but don't watch it alone late at night!


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