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Love the Hard Way (2001)

The story of a petty thief who meets an innocent young woman and brings her into his world of crime while she teaches him the lessons of enjoying life and being loved.

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Cast

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Jack Grace
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Claire Harrison
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Charlie
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Jeff
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Liza Jessie Peterson ...
Pam
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Sue
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Debbie
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Fitzgerald
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Boris
Michael G. Chin ...
Asian Businessman #1
Ben Wang ...
Asian Businessman #2
Huan Wang ...
Asian Businessman #3
Ned Stresen-Reuter ...
Brian
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Storyline

The story of a petty thief who meets an innocent young woman and brings her into his world of crime while she teaches him the lessons of enjoying life and being loved.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Crime | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, language and violence | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

27 March 2003 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Amar al límite  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$10,721 (USA) (6 June 2003)

Gross:

$43,571 (USA) (11 July 2003)
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Jack: Will you be here when I get back?
Claire: Do you want me to be?
Jack: Yes.
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Connections

References George Washington (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Miss NYC
Performed by Me and the Other Guy
Written by Didi Gutman and Rahj
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Bad boy Jack meets good girl Claire--Can it work?
26 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This well-acted, twisted, bittersweet story was a pleasant surprise. After admiring Adrien Brody's haunted portrayal of the pianist trapped in Nazi Germany, I wondered if he could really be that good of an actor, maybe it was just the genius of Polanski's direction. This role proved his talent is real for me. It is a contemporary tale about a hustler who secretly longs to be an author who becomes attracted to a comely coed who is studying to become a scientist. They couldn't be more different, yet they form a connection that changes their lives forever. The actress who plays Claire has beautiful sky-blue eyes and a nubile body as brilliant as her mind. Jack is not prepared for a woman like her. His friends are his partners in crime but he is the boss, he has all the answers, until he meets his match in a vice detective played by the always great Pam Grier. What will the future hold for him? Rent this movie and see. You won't be sorry.


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