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Hardball (1997)

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Incompatible fugitive recovery agents, the flighty Jersey Bellini (Michael Dudikoff) and his more serious-minded female partner, B.B. (Lisa Howard), have, for the last time, ticked off ... See full summary »

Director:

George Erschbamer

Writers:

John Dunning (story), Jim Cirile (screenplay) (as Michael Ellis) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Dudikoff ... Jersey
Lisa Howard ... B. B.
Tony Curtis ... Wald
Steve Bacic ... Carlos
L. Harvey Gold ... Santos (as Harvey Gold)
Pablo Coffey Pablo Coffey ... Theodore Tyler
Reese McBeth Reese McBeth ... Chili
April Telek ... Fiona
Claire Riley Claire Riley ... Lt. Ortega
Garry Chalk ... Wasser (as Gary Chalk)
Dale Wilson ... Chuck Ramsey
Alex Green ... Bass
Wayne Knechcel Wayne Knechcel ... Vassone
Jim Johnston Jim Johnston ... Desk Sergeant
Harvey Dumansky Harvey Dumansky ... Unger
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Storyline

Incompatible fugitive recovery agents, the flighty Jersey Bellini (Michael Dudikoff) and his more serious-minded female partner, B.B. (Lisa Howard), have, for the last time, ticked off mobster Wald (Tony Curtis) by apprehending his rather inept henchmen just as they are about to commit a robbery or kill one of Wald's enemies. That's when Wald turns their fate over to the ruthless Crazy Carlos (Steve Bacic), with the intention of having Bellini and B.B. killed. But the hapless bounty hunters keep having good luck just when they need it most.

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Taglines:

They'll Do What Ever It Takes...To Take Down Their Man See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and some nudity | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bounty Hunters 2: Hardball See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (heavily cut) (16-rated)

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Connections

Follows Bounty Hunters (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Too Many Zeros
Music and Lyrics by Paul Martin
Performed by The Pets
Produced by Martinworks
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Pure Escapism, Very Enjoyable
12 July 2003 | by jimadamgolferSee all my reviews

Okay, I admit that I love low-brow films. I don't want to think about what the Director is trying to do. The story is not to be taken seriously and concerns a male and female bounty hunters being pursued by Tony Curtis's mob buddies. There is a heavy emphasis on explosions and thankfully no car chases.

Watch as Lisa Howard, a 135 pound attractive bounty hunter, out fights the 180 pound guys in hand to hand combat, sometimes taking on two at a time. What makes the scene work is that the fights are shot without using tricked up camera work and special effects as seen in most films today. It looked like a real, not a fake fight.

What I really appreciate is that every spoken word can be understood and every scene is well lighted. There is only brief nudity and virtually no profanity. There isn't much in the way of racial diversity. Above average escapism film.


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