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The Hard Way (1979)

A professional assassin is coerced into taking on one last job.

Director:

Michael Dryhurst

Writers:

Kevin Grogan, Richard Ryan (as Richard F. Tombleson)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Patrick McGoohan ... John Connor
Lee Van Cleef ... McNeal
Edna O'Brien Edna O'Brien ... Kathleen
Donal McCann ... Ryan
Ronan Wilmot ... Flynn
Kevin Flood Kevin Flood ... Duval
Joe Lynch Joe Lynch ... Devane
Derek Lord ... Casey
Michael Muldoon Michael Muldoon ... Hogan
John Cowley John Cowley ... Graveyard Caretaker
James A. Stephens ... 1st Mercenary
Richard McAdoo Richard McAdoo ... 2nd Mercenary
Peter Brayham Peter Brayham ... French Hitman
Mesag Muruko Mesag Muruko ... Father Cressy
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A professional assassin is coerced into taking on one last job.

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Thriller

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Country:

UK | Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Camino dificil See more »

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Goofs

During the target practice scene, the target appears with a grouping of hits in the lower right of the bulls-eye, followed by a shot of a target with a grouping that is all dead center, and finally we see the target with the grouping in the lower right again. See more »

Quotes

Kathleen: I knew he'd come back one day. Not to me but to Ireland. I dreaded it. He always brought trouble. He wanted to change. Every time was the last time. There were so many last times. He couldn't change.
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Soundtracks

Events In Dense Fog
from album "Music for Films"
Music by Brian Eno
Courtesy of EG Records
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Must see, if you can find it.
24 March 2015 | by FatherCrowSee all my reviews

Amazing film, especially for a low budget Irish TV Movie. Bone chilling, sparse, and lovely canvas. McGoohan is as always unmissable, and Lee Van Cleef though in another low budget movie, really shines in this.

I saw this originally in 79' when I was seven, it left an indellible mark on my psyche and I was 40 before I was able to find a copy of it, I was wondering if it was going to be as good as I remembered. I need not have worried, it was even better.

This really needs a DVD release, as if seen by a wider audience would increase both McGoohan's and Van Cleef's reputations (not that either need it, but it's a gem in both their careers.)

Peace and Hope

FatherCrow


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