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10 November 2006 (USA) See more »
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A tough-minded drama about two friends in South Central Los Angeles and the violence that comes between them. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Christian Bale ... Jim Luther Davis

Freddy Rodríguez ... Mike Alonzo

Eva Longoria ... Sylvia

Chaka Forman ... Toussant

Tammy Trull ... Marta

J.K. Simmons ... Agent Richards

Michael Monks ... Agent Hollenbeck

Samantha Esteban ... Letty

Tania Verafield ... Patty

Noel Gugliemi ... Flaco

Adriana Millan ... Rita

Geo Corvera ... Wilo

Cesar Garcia ... Listo

Terry Crews ... Darrell

Emilio Rivera ... Eddy

Sonia Iris Lozada ... Gracie (as Sonia Lozada)

Paul Renteria ... Ranchero
Blue Mesquita ... Leo

Armando Riesco ... Alex

Daniel Edward Mora ... Joe (as Daniel E. Mora)
Barry Colvert ... Polygraph Expert

Craig Ricci Shaynak ... Gillespie (as Craig Shaynak)

Robert Dahey ... Korean Clerk
Nikki Nicholle Barreras ... Liquor Store Customer

Anthony 'Citric' Campos ... Casper
Abel Soto ... Lil' Chucky
Robert Larabee ... Big Shadow
Armando Cantina ... Little Old Man (as Armando Sanchez)

Kenneth Choi ... Fujimoto (as Kenny Choi)
Guadalupe Vasquez Torres ... Marta's Mom
Violeta Monroy ... Vicky
Brisa ... Lina
Alex Gomar ... Guy at Party
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Asha Kamali ... Girl at Party (uncredited)
Curtis A. Koller ... Undercover Agent (uncredited)
Daniel J. Soulsby ... Undercover Detective (uncredited)

Kirk Wilson ... Army Ranger (uncredited)

Directed by
David Ayer 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
David Ayer (written by)

Produced by
David Ayer .... producer
Christian Bale .... executive producer
Paul Anthony Barreras .... associate producer (as Paul Barreras)
Mike Crawford .... line producer (as Michael Crawford)
Jesse Felsot .... co-producer
Ro Gorski .... associate producer (as Roberta Gorski)
David Gorton .... executive producer
Mark Heidelberger .... producer: behind-the-scenes/EPK
Josef Lieck .... assistant line producer
Philippe Martinez .... executive producer
Andrea Sperling .... producer
 
Original Music by
Graeme Revell 
 
Cinematography by
Steve Mason (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Conrad Buff IV 
 
Casting by
Shalimar Reodica 
Mary Vernieu 
 
Production Design by
Devorah Herbert 
 
Art Direction by
Morgan Blackledge 
 
Set Decoration by
Ann Cummings 
 
Costume Design by
Michele Michel 
 
Makeup Department
Elena Arroy .... additional makeup artist
Thomas R. Burman .... prosthetic makeup artist (as Tom Burman)
Thomas R. Burman .... special makeup effects artist (as Tom Burman)
Sallie Ciganovich .... additional hair stylist
Bari Dreiband-Burman .... prosthetic makeup artist (as Bari Burman)
Bari Dreiband-Burman .... special makeup effects artist (as Bari Burman)
Reyna Pecot .... assistant special makeup effects artist
Heather Plott .... additional makeup artist
Danny Romo .... tattoo artist
Haruyo Sawada .... additional makeup artist
Verina Schafer .... additional hair stylist
Tina Sims .... additional hair stylist
Alexis Swain .... additional makeup artist
Tatiana Thorpe .... key makeup artist (as Tatiana Efimova)
Chrissy Webb .... additional makeup artist
Soo-Jin Yoon .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Burdette Anderson .... post-production executive
Juan Manuel Gonzalez .... unit production manager: Mexico
Isabel Henderson .... post-production supervisor
Christopher Kulikowski .... post-production supervisor
Josef Lieck .... senior production associate
Chris Stinson .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ted Campbell .... second second assistant director
Karla Carnewal .... second second assistant director
Arturo Guzman .... first assistant director
Jose Jimenez .... second assistant director: Mexico (as Jose Abel Jimenez)
Elion Olson .... second assistant director
Michael J. Sarna .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Lorenzo Aguirre Diaz .... carpenter: Mexico
Nina Alexander .... on-set dresser
Rebecca Balakier .... scenic artist
Allison Carroll .... set dresser
Allison Carroll .... swing
Vicky Couturier .... set dresser (as Vicky Coutourier)
Vicky Couturier .... swing (as Vicky Coutourier)
Tracy Dishman .... property assistant
Gerald Donahoe .... leadman
Justin Fisher .... set dresser
Justin Fisher .... swing
Curtis Hauge .... set dresser
Curtis Hauge .... swing
Heather Hazelwood .... art department buyer
Paul Hersey .... set dresser
Paul Hersey .... swing
Mimi Hsueh .... art department intern
Vincent Jefchak .... set painter
Eric LaBonte .... set dresser
Eric LaBonte .... swing
Kami Laprade .... art department production assistant
Brendan Maze .... set dresser
Brendan Maze .... swing
Patricia R. Mitchell .... lead scenic artist
Jarrette Moats .... art department production assistant
Scott Montgomery .... civil engineer
Gillian Moxham .... art department production assistant
Rachael Neubauer .... scenic artist
Cynthia Nibler .... property master
Neal Norberg .... set dresser
Neal Norberg .... swing
Matthew Salata .... set dresser
Matthew Salata .... swing
Amy Smith .... set dresser
Amy Smith .... swing
Dave Soulsby .... signage
Doug Soulsby .... graphic artist
Spark .... storyboard artist
Chris Withrow .... set dresser
Chris Withrow .... swing
 
Sound Department
Gary Alexander .... sound re-recording mixer
Mary Andrews .... adr editor
Mark Binder .... additional sound mixer
Jason Brennan .... sound re-recording mixer
Mike Chock .... sound effects editor
Mark Coffey .... first assistant sound editor
Lori Dovi .... sound mixer
Saravoot Kaitkalang .... utility sound
Elliott Koretz .... sound effects editor
Anthony Krajchir .... sound recordist: mix stage
John Kwiatkowski .... dialogue editor
Marcel Lehrer .... studio director: Mercury Sound Studio
Ryan Maguire .... foley mixer
Piero Mura .... supervising sound editor
Josephine Nericcio .... assistant sound editor (as Josie Nericcio)
Thomas Pinney .... utility sound (as Tom Pinney)
Paul Ratajczak .... studio president: Mercury Sound Studios
Erin Michael Rettig .... additional sound mixer (as Erin Rettig)
Neil Riha .... boom operator
Katherine Rose .... foley artist (as Catherine Rose)
Michael Sable .... studio director: Mercury Sound Studio
Carlos Sanches .... sound recordist: mix stage
Gabriel J. Serrano .... sound engineer
George Simpson .... co-supervising sound editor
Andy Sisul .... assistant sound editor
Steve Sollars .... boom operator
Adam Sperry .... utility sound
Trevor Sperry .... adr mixer: Mercury Sound Studios
Steven Stuhr .... foley editor (as Steve Stuhr)
Cesar Suarez .... utility sound: Mexico
Steven Utt .... sound engineer
 
Special Effects by
Nick Daneschewsky .... assistant mechanical special effects (as Nick Danischewsky)
Albert Lannutti .... mechanical special effects (as Albert Lanutti)
 
Visual Effects by
Mike Castillo .... digital compositor
Mike Castillo .... digital paint artist
Ivan DeWolf .... 3D animator: Cydonia Studios
Chi Kin Doog .... rotoscope artist: Cydonia Studios
Ramen Doser .... digital artist: Cydonia Studios
Valance Eisleben .... digital data conformist (as Val Eisleben)
Chow Emrich .... lead animator: Cydonia Studios (as Robert Emerich)
Brian Jennings .... title designer
Brian Jennings .... visual effects supervisor: Cydonia Studios (as Brian M. Jennings)
Brian Knudson .... digital animator: Cydonia Studios
Brandon Tharp .... digital compositor
Brandon Tharp .... digital paint artist
Mark Douglas Wells .... digital compositor (as Mark Wells)
Mark Douglas Wells .... digital paint artist (as Mark Wells)
Linda Williams .... digital intermediate editor
Diane Wright .... digital data management: Laser Pacific
Ivan DeWolf .... sequence lead: Martian Labs (uncredited)
Chow Emrich .... digital effects supervisor (uncredited)
Steve Wright .... subtitles: Steve Wright Digital FX (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Brett A. Jones .... stunt performer (as Brett Jones)
Dennis Keiffer .... stunt performer
Eric Mansker .... stunt coordinator assistant (as Eric Monsker)
Chip Mefford .... stunt rigger (as Kenneth Mefford)
Richard Mesquita .... fight coordinator
Nick Plantico .... stunt performer
Michael J. Sarna .... stunt coordinator (as Michael Sarna)
Paul Sklar .... stunt performer
Chester E. Tripp III .... stunt performer (as Chester Tripp III)
Geo Corvera .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Matthew Barbor .... electrician (as Matt Barbor)
Richard W. Botchlet .... swing: second unit (as Rich Botchlet)
Denise Brady .... grip
Jamie Buff .... camera intern
Walter Byrnes .... additional grip
Constancio Castillo Toledo .... electrician: Mexico
Eric C. Castro .... additional electrician (as Eric Castro)
Roger Chingirian .... electrician
David Chung .... best boy electric
Sharla Cipicchio .... second assistant camera
Brian Dawson .... electrician (as Brian M. Dawson)
John DeFazio .... grip
Josh Ellis .... additional first assistant camera
Robert Ferrara .... gaffer (as Bobby Ferrara)
Owen Foye .... gaffer: second unit (as Owen Foy)
Manuel Galaviz Delgado .... grip: Mexico
Erik Gonzales .... additional electrician
Timothy Hedgecock .... gaffer: second unit (as Tim Hedgecock)
Brad Heiner .... key grip
John Hoffma .... grip
Oscar Inzunza .... key grip: Mexico
Stephen James .... grip (as Stephen K. James)
K. Michael Jefferson .... grip (as Kevin Jefferson)
Dan Kanes .... additional best boy electric
Dan Kanes .... best boy: second unit
Jennifer Lai .... second assistant camera
Alexandra Lucka .... additional second assistant camera
Edgar Luzanilla .... additional grip: Mexico
Edgar Luzanilla .... electrician: Mexico
Heriberto Luzanilla .... additional electrician: Mexico
Heriberto Luzanilla .... additional grip: Mexico
Jeff Lynn .... additional second assistant camera
Sol Mason .... camera loader
James Matlosz .... hi-speed technician
Daniel Miller .... electrician
Nathaniel Miller .... additional first assistant camera
Molly Minehan .... electrician
David Myers .... second assistant camera: second unit (as Dave Myers)
Thomas Nemy .... additional first assistant camera
Peter Ozarowski .... additional first assistant camera
Christopher C. Pearson .... director of photography: second unit
Rick Peebles .... additional grip
Noah Peter .... grip
Jason Puliti .... electrician
Omar Quintero .... grip: Mexico
Kristal Ramin .... electrician
Lex Rawlins .... additional first assistant camera (as Lex Rawlings)
Daniel Rico .... electrician: Mexico
Guillermo Rivas .... additional electrician: Mexico
Guillermo Rivas .... additional grip: Mexico
Rocky Romines .... grip
Jorge Román .... second assistant camera: Mexico (as Jorge Roman)
Alexander Salazar .... additional grip
Michael J. Scarchilli .... additional electrician (as Michael Scarchilli)
Elliott Schackne .... additional second assistant camera
Jim Sheldon .... still photographer
Ray Sipots .... key grip: second unit (as Ray Sipots Jr.)
Michael Skor .... first assistant camera
Bernie Smith .... first assistant camera: second unit
Jirí Solc .... additional electrician (as Jiri Solc)
Jessica Spuehler .... additional electrician
Michael Ursetta .... additional electrician
Pete Villani .... electrician
Enrique Villegas .... electrician: Mexico
Ben Watkins .... electrician
Ben Watkins .... grip and electrical equipment supplier
Nate Wayman .... additional grip
Aiken Weiss .... Steadicam operator
Aiken Weiss .... camera operator
William Rick Young .... best boy grip (as Rick Young)
Pedro Damian Zuniga .... electrician: Mexico
 
Casting Department
Chris Bustard .... extras casting
Julie Weissman .... extras casting (as Julie Weismann)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Christine Bean .... costumer
Carlos Brown .... assistant costume designer
Marisa C. Flores .... costumer (as Marisa Flores)
Tesshi Nakagawa .... wardrobe assistant
Azalia Snail .... costumer
Peter Wulff .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Randy L. Anderson .... color timer
Ward Bank .... editor: behind-the-scenes/epk
Kyle DeVriendt .... digital film recordist
Tom Garelick .... data scanner
Christopher Gillaspie .... data scanner (as Chris Gillaspie)
Bruce Goodman .... colorist
Andrew Goodney .... digital intermediate engineering support
Karin Graziani .... digital intermediate services
Hawk Hamilton .... digital intermediate services
Carole A. Kenneally .... first assistant editor (as Carole Ann Kenneally)
Ray Mitchell .... digital intermediate engineering support
David Perkins .... data scanner
Christine Purse .... digital intermediate services
Frank Roman .... digital intermediate color timer
Anna DiNuovo Slaughter .... digital dailies services (as Anna DiNuovo)
Joan Sobel .... additional editor
Tom Vice .... digital dailies services
 
Music Department
Celeste Chada .... music licensing
Mark Curry .... scoring mixer (as Mark E. Curry)
Boris Elkis .... music programmer
John Houlihan .... music supervisor
Season Kent .... music coordinator
Larry Muggerud .... composer: additional music score (as DJ Muggs)
Ashley Revell .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Ed Adams .... transportation captain
Fidel Aguirre Diaz .... driver: Mexico
Petronilo Aguirre Diaz .... driver: Mexico
Greg Allen .... driver
Collin Butrum .... picture car coordinator
Collin Butrum .... transportation coordinator
Sean Cyphers .... driver
Jimmy Davis .... driver
Jesse Gonzalez .... driver
Bill Isaacson .... driver: camera car
Calvin McDowell .... driver
Richard Midiri .... driver
John Ober .... driver (as Johnny Ober)
Hugo Ocana .... driver
Tony Ruiz .... transportation co-captain
Edward Salas .... driver: ATVs
Andrew Sarvis .... driver
Jorge Velasquez .... driver
Jeff White .... driver
Don Williams .... driver
 
Other crew
Chris Aguilar Garcia .... assistant: Andrea Sperling
Mark Alvarez .... assistant production accountant
Thomas Arellano Lopez .... security: Mexico
Sara Aronson .... office production assistant
Francie Brown .... dialect coach: Mr. Bale, pre-production
Brian Buckland .... office production assistant
James Burkhammer .... assistant: Andrea Sperling (as James Burkhammer II)
Karla Carnewal .... key set production assistant
Manuel Castro Curiel .... set production assistant: Mexico
Jason Davies .... military advisor
Janae Dimick .... office production assistant
Ava DuVernay .... special publicist
Mario Enriquez Jr. .... office intern (as Mario Enriquez)
Josh Fifarek .... production assistant
Luke Gale .... production assistant
Ruben Garcia Camacho .... security: Mexico
Guadalupe Garcia .... caterer: Mexico
Trinidad Garcia .... caterer: Mexico
Jeff Garten .... additional military consultant
Steve Gelon .... corporate accountant
William Goodman .... production consultant (as Will Goodman)
Jose A. Guerrero .... security: Mexico
Fernando Guzman .... location scout: Mexico
Torrence Hall .... assistant armorer
Josh Hernandez .... production assistant
Grant Keiner .... office production assistant
T. Scott Keiner .... production coordinator (as Sciott Keiner)
Kelly Leffler .... script supervisor
Jose Lopez .... chef
Nery Arnold Lopez .... assistant chef (as Nery A. Lopez)
Pascal Martin .... production staff
Steve Martin .... set medic
Toussaint Maxwell .... production associate
Omar McGee .... director: behind-the-scenes/epk
Edward McGurn .... production liaison
Joe McKernan .... office intern (as Joe McKeman)
Joe McLaughlin .... production accountant
Luis Meza .... assistant chef
Ellene Miles .... special publicist
Gonzalo Mauro Montiel Aguirre .... location liaison: Mexico
David Moss .... assistant: Andrea Sperling
Christopher Nelson .... set medic
Stephen Nelson .... office intern
Charlie Parrish .... weapons handler (as H. Charles Parrish)
Michael Patterson .... police consultant
Miguel Pimentel .... chef
Moises Quiler .... security: Mexico
Javier Ramirez .... animal wrangler: Mexico
Irwin M. Rappaport .... production attorney (as Irwin Rappaport)
Alia Raza .... assistant: Michael Crawford and Chris Stinson
Emilio Rivera .... dialect coach
Sol Rivera .... craft service
Fernando Roche .... production assistant
Larry Rodriguez .... studio executive
Presa Adolardo Rodriguez .... animal wrangler: Mexico
Sophie Saleyron .... press attache: France
John Semikian .... office intern
Mike Smith .... double: Christian Bale (as Michael Smith)
Cesar Soto Ceja .... security: Mexico
Rob Spence .... assistant production coordinator
Hugh Spurling .... studio executive
David W. Stone .... assistant: Jesse Felsot and David Ayer (as david Stone)
David Tecson .... title designer: Edgework
Mike Tristano .... armorer
Veronica Valadez .... dialect coach
Rogelio Vasquez .... security: Mexico
Bobby Weisman .... caterer
Earl West .... location manager
 
Thanks
Alia Raza .... thanks
 

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Rated R for strong violence, language and drug use
Runtime:
116 min | South Korea:103 min
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Trivia:
Noel Gugliemi, who plays Flaco, wears a jacket with a name tag that says 'Hector'. In The Fast and the Furious (2001), Noel Gugliemi played a character called Hector.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In California, only the rear license plate has registration stickers on it. On a couple of occasions, registration stickers appear and disappear again on the front plate on Jim's Ford Interceptor.See more »
Quotes:
Jim Davis:That's a lotta lettuce!See more »
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Soundtrack:
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Why does Jim drink vinegar prior to his drug test and what does he do with the turkey baster?
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77 out of 97 people found the following review useful.
Excellent movie, far more powerful than one would guess, 17 November 2006
Author: sir-montag from United States

I went to see Harsh Times knowing little about it aside from that Christian Bale was in it.

It's hard to go into detail without spoiling the plot, but it's an excellent story of two friends down on their luck, one of them an ex-soldier with some serious post-traumatic stress syndrome.

All the acting is top-notch, and knowing people very similar to the ones in the movie, I would say that it is spot-on, which is a very hard thing for any actor to nail.

A lot of the time when you watch a movie with Brad Pitt in it, you're just watching Brad Pitt be Brad Pitt. As cool as he is, this tends to spoil the movie and any suspense of disbelief.

I've seen a lot of Christian Bale movies, and even so, I forgot that it was Christian Bale throughout most of the entire movie. That is an incredibly impressive thing indeed.

The movie may not get an Oscar, but it is done superbly well, and Christian Bale is quite possibly the next Anthony Hopkins.

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