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Hard Rain (1998)

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The nephew of an armored-truck driver tries to prevent three million dollars from being taken by a local rival gang during a catastrophic flooding caused by a severe storm.

Director:

Mikael Salomon

Writer:

Graham Yost

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Morgan Freeman ... Jim
Christian Slater ... Tom
Randy Quaid ... Sheriff
Minnie Driver ... Karen
Edward Asner ... Charlie
Michael A. Goorjian ... Kenny (as Michael Goorjian)
Dann Florek ... Mr. Mehlor
Ricky Harris ... Ray
Mark Rolston ... Wayne
Peter Murnik ... Phil
Wayne Duvall ... Hank
Richard Dysart ... Henry
Betty White ... Doreen
Ray Baker ... Mayor
Lisa Fuhrman Lisa Fuhrman ... Mayor's Wife
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Storyline

In Huntingburg, the armored truck with three million dollars driven by Tom and his Uncle Charlie gets stuck in the flooding and realizes that the town has been evacuated since the dam does not have capacity to hold the storm. While waiting for the National Guard, they are attacked by Jim and his gang formed by Kenny, Mr. Mehlor and Ray and the clumsy Kenny kills Charlie. Tom flees with the bags of money and hides them in the cemetery. Then he is hunted down by Jim and his gang and he hides in a church. Out of the blue, he is knocked out and awakes locked in a cell. Soon he learns that the restorer Karen believed he was a looter and hit him. Sheriff Mike Collins and Deputy Wayne Bryce go to investigate Tom' story while Officer Phil takes Karen out of the town by boat. However she escapes with the boat and goes to the church. Meanwhile Tom is trapped in the cell full of water and Karen rescues him. He decides to return to the armored truck to retrieve a shotgun but he is captured by Jim... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Hol tief Luft. Du wirst sie brauchen. (Take a deep breath. You'll need it.) See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Edward Asner and Betty White both costarred on The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970), although they share no scenes together in this film. See more »

Goofs

Cars submerged in water do not float on the water surface as they did in the movie. If a car is driven (or falls) into water, it will stay on the surface only until the air trapped under the hood and the trunk / passenger department has been displaced with water. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff: For twenty years, I've been eatin' shit; breakfast, lunch, and dinner. So now I'm changing the menu. From here on, everything I eat is gonna be shit-free.
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Crazy Credits

The Paramount mountain is seen in much worse weather than normal; the camera pans down from the logo to scenes of flooding. See more »


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It Makes Me Lonely Blue Mountain Breakdown
Written, Performed and Produced by Jeffrey Pescetto (as Jeff Pescetto)
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Fast, exciting action flick with possibly too much shooting (and everyone a bad shot!)
2 May 2006 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Christian Slater plays an armored truck guard who has to deal with thieves, the crooked police, a fierce Indiana rainfall, and a flooded town while trying to protect three million dollars in the company vehicle. Well-done action flick isn't epic-scale, but does have many suspenseful close-calls and colorful characters, plus good performances by Slater, Morgan Freeman, Minnie Driver, and Richard Dysart and Betty White as an elderly couple who didn't evacuate when they were supposed to. Randy Quaid overplays heinously as a trigger happy sheriff, and the continual shootouts in the final third get repetitive, but this scenario (an entire town slowly being submerged) is exceptionally well-captured and the filmmakers didn't forget to add some good humor into the mix. **1/2 from ****


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Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Flood See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,009,024, 19 January 1998

Gross USA:

$19,870,567

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,870,567
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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