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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.

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Mikael Salomon

Writer:

Graham Yost

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Morgan Freeman ... Jim
Christian Slater ... Tom
Randy Quaid ... Sheriff Mike Collins
Minnie Driver ... Karen
Edward Asner ... Uncle Charlie
Michael A. Goorjian ... Kenny (as Michael Goorjian)
Dann Florek ... Mr. Mehlor
Ricky Harris ... Ray
Mark Rolston ... Wayne Bryce
Peter Murnik ... Phil
Wayne Duvall ... Hank
Richard Dysart ... Henry Sears
Betty White ... Doreen Sears
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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Taglines:

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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Details

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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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

A teaser trailer touting its original title, The Flood, was released months before its original May 2, 1997 release date. However, the film was delayed till January 1998, not only allowing for more time in post-production but an overhaul in the film's marketing campaign. As the disaster movie had found renewed interest in the late 90's with films such as Twister (1996) and Dante's Peak (1997), Paramount wanted to differentiate the now-retitled Hard Rain from those by focusing new trailers on the action and crime elements rather than the storm at the center of the plot. See more »

Goofs

During gunfights between Jim, Tom and the police, Jim and Tom have one revolver and one semi-automatic handgun between the two of them. Yet, they seem to have an endless supply of bullets, with no apparent access to extra bullets. In fact, Tom retrieves his gun from one of the dead robbers, but not the bullets. Also, we never see either Jim or Tom reloading their guns from their supposed endless supply of bullets. See more »

Quotes

Henry: I'm going to row back there and see if he will shoot you. Or me. It's fine either way.
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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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The River
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I dig it!!
17 March 2007 | by jadolieSee all my reviews

This is a great film that should have made a bigger splash at the box office. It really isn't just another run of the mil action flick. It's more of a natural disaster meets crime movie; which make for an awesomely unique story with one of a kind scenes to take place. Christian Slater dominates the screen as he does best; I only wish he was still leading man material instead of getting bit roles. I do admit there are times when you know what's going to happen before it does but you do still get some great surprises in there. I love the humor, there is a lot of it but they don't go over the top with it to where you can't take the movie serious. Big thumbs up for this underrated film. Love it!!


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