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Hard to Kill (1990)

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Left for dead with his wife killed in their house, L.A. Detective Mason Storm will have to make a quick recovery, expose those behind the murder and take revenge.

Director:

Bruce Malmuth

Writer:

Steven McKay

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Seagal ... Mason Storm
Kelly LeBrock ... Andy Stewart (as Kelly Le Brock)
William Sadler ... Senator Vernon Trent (as Bill Sadler)
Frederick Coffin ... Lt. Kevin O'Malley
Bonnie Burroughs ... Felicia Storm
Andrew Bloch ... Capt. Dan Hulland
Branscombe Richmond ... Max Quentero
Charles Boswell ... Jack Axel
Zachary Rosencrantz Zachary Rosencrantz ... Sonny Storm
Lou Beatty Jr. ... Carl Becker
Nick DeMauro Nick DeMauro ... Calabrese
Nick Corello Nick Corello ... James Valero
Justin De Rosa Justin De Rosa ... Mikey
Stanley Brock ... Counterman
Evan James Evan James ... Danny
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Storyline

Following up on a lead, L.A. Detective Mason Storm gathers evidence against the Mob and its political supporters but unfortunately, he is being monitored secretly, and when his cover gets blown, he will be home invaded and left for dead. Seven years later, Storm unexpectedly recovers from his deep coma only to realise that he needs to finish what he started and finally get even. In the end, now that Storm is unstoppable, no one will deny him of his rightful and devastatingly violent retribution. Who can be a match for a dead man's fury? Written by Nick Riganas

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He's L.A. Detective Mason Storm. Three hired assassins left him for dead. And he's waited seven years to even the score. See more »


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Trivia

Warner Bros. demanded for movie to be heavily cut and re-edited down to 90 minutes long running time in order to be more straightforward and fast paced movie and to have more theatrical screenings. Same type of re-editing also happened to other Steven Seagal movies that he made for Warner Bros. Some scenes were cut while some others, including parts of the plot, were deleted, which is why movie suffers from bad editing in certain parts. Some of the scenes which were deleted during re-editing are; Original opening scene between Storm and his wife and son, Trent's men interrogate and kill Andy's black nurse friend, longer deleted part of the movie where Storm's son Sonny is kidnapped by Trent's men but manages to escape, O'Malley's funeral scene, and more dialogue between characters in many other scenes. Reportedly, alternate ending was also filmed where Storm kills Trent and says "Take that to the bank". Storm is shown saying this line in theatrical trailer, which indicates that there indeed was alternate ending where Trent dies. See more »

Goofs

When Storm is holding the Senator towards the end, the Senator calls the police officer walking up to Storm "Sergeant". The officer has Captain's bars on his uniform, Sergeants wear chevrons on their sleeves. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mason Storm: Come on. Let's go, guys. I'm missin' the Oscars.
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Alternate Versions

The UK cinema version was cut by 12 seconds to gain an '18' rating. The shotgun-in-the-mouth wardrobe scene was cut, as was the kick Seagal delivers to the face of the man with the snooker cue in his neck. The cut cinema version was submitted for the pan-and-scan video release in 1990. The previous cuts made to HARD TO KILL were restored for the 1999 video release (which came in a box set with cut versions of NICO (ABOVE THE LAW) and OUT FOR JUSTICE) and all DVD versions are also uncut. See more »

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Written and Performed by Chuck Mangione
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Steven Seagal is hard to kill
19 December 1999 | by action-6See all my reviews

Once again, Steven Seagal plays a cop, and this could have been the sequel to Above The Law(his first film). Steven Seagal is Mason Storm, and is gunned down with his family in 1984, after having taped a famous person discussing murder. However, Mason doesn`t die that easily, and he wakes up from his coma 6 years later. He escapes from the hospital, falls in love with his nurse, and begins hunting down the people who killed his family. The storyline in this movie is pretty basic Seagal-stuff: brotherhood, revenge etc. Overall a very entertaining movie, and the fight scenes are well fought by martial-art master Steven Seagal. 8/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Seven Year Storm See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,213,631, 11 February 1990

Gross USA:

$47,410,827

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$47,410,827
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo (4 channels)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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