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The Hard Truth (1994)

A suspended cop and his girlfriend blackmail an electronics expert into helping them break into the safe of the girlfriend's boss, a corrupt city councilman who's on the local mob's payroll.

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Kristine Peterson

Writer:

Jonathan Tydor
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yvonne Farrow ... Councilwoman Vincet
Nicholas Cascone Nicholas Cascone ... Councilman Polone
Ray Baker ... Hamilton Nichols
Heather Cummings Heather Cummings ... Reporter
Michael Rose ... Reporter
Brian Markinson ... David Matthews
Lee Wessof Lee Wessof ... Leandro
Don Yesso ... Luis Gisors
Lysette Anthony ... Lisa Kantrell
Michael Rooker ... Jonah Mantz
Charlie Brewer ... Psycho Killer
Katherine Cortez ... Det. Escobedo
Reg E. Cathey ... Shotgun cop
Douglas Rowe ... Capt. Bering
Greg Kuper Greg Kuper ... Gisors' bodyguard
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A suspended cop and his girlfriend blackmail an electronics expert into helping them break into the safe of the girlfriend's boss, a corrupt city councilman who's on the local mob's payroll. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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...it can kill you.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Golpe Final See more »

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Hard Truth Productions See more »
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Ultra Stereo

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Color
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Goofs

In the scene where Mantz and Chandler are in the car, and Mantz is talking to Chandler, who is driving, Mantz's mouth never moves for a portion of the conversation. See more »

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Jonah Mantz: Experience... you can't beat it. That's the hard truth.
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References In the Line of Fire (1993) See more »

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For fans of Michael Rooker and Eric Roberts only ..........
1 March 2011 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

I am not aware of another film that stars Michael Rooker and Eric Roberts together, so that alone makes "The Hard Truth" something their fans might want to see. The acting by Rooker and Roberts is acceptable. Unfortunately Lysette Anthony is also in the movie, and her acting is not even close to average. As the female love interest involved in a safe heist with Rooker and Roberts, her smarmy character drags heavily on this marginal neo-noir. Also worth mentioning, Anthony's three (count them three)love scenes with Rooker which are totally unconvincing. Other than a prolonged chase in the beginning, and a somewhat twisty finale there is little here to like. - MERK


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