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Hardball (1997)

R | | Action, Drama | Video 15 May 2001
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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

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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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Runtime:

| (heavily cut) (16-rated)

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Follows Bounty Hunters (1996) See more »

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Too Many Zeros
Music and Lyrics by Paul Martin
Performed by The Pets
Produced by Martinworks
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a superior sequel
11 April 2002 | by MichaelM24See all my reviews

HARDBALL is the sequel to BOUNTY HUNTERS, reuniting Michael Dudikoff and Lisa Howard as the title characters. The first one was simply okay, but I felt this film was a far superior movie. This time around, there's a bigger and better addition of humor. The story isn't necessarily better or worse, but it's the just the overall outcome of the film that makes me find it better than BOUNTY HUNTERS. Dudikoff and Howard make a good buddy cop movie-like team and definitely look like they have a good time working together. The action scenes are a bit better done than they were in the first, and the production values were a little better as well. Tony Curtis has a small role as a mob kingpin and brings some class to an otherwise formula B-movie. But it's really the chemistry between Dudikoff and Howard that makes the movie work, and I wouldn't mind seeing a third film provided it could be at least as good as this one.


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