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When a series of brutal killings of young male hustlers awakens the police to the threat of a serial killer, rookie detective Raymond Fates (Noel Palomaria) and his seasoned partner ... See full summary »

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John Huckert

Writers:

John Huckert (screenplay), John Matkowsky (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Noel Palomaria Noel Palomaria ... Det. Raymond Vates
Malcolm Moorman Malcolm Moorman ... Jack
Charles Lanyer Charles Lanyer ... Det. Tom Ellis
Michael Waite ... Andy
Paula Kay Perry Paula Kay Perry ... Bette
Alex Depedro Alex Depedro ... Andy Jr. (as Alex DePedro)
Bob Hollander Bob Hollander ... Capt. Foster
Steve Andrews Steve Andrews ... Det. Hendrickson
K.D. Jones K.D. Jones ... Det. Jackson (as KD Jones)
Ken Narasaki ... Det. Chyun
Steve Gonzales ... Det. Dominguez
Cynthia Downey Cynthia Downey ... Deputy Coroner
Chas Gray Chas Gray ... Det. Kolletti
Brandi Garay Brandi Garay ... Cinnamon Smith
M. Tiffany Reed M. Tiffany Reed ... Officer Bruin
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Storyline

When a series of brutal killings of young male hustlers awakens the police to the threat of a serial killer, rookie detective Raymond Fates (Noel Palomaria) and his seasoned partner detective Tom Ellis (Charles Lanyer) battle an intolerant police department that is indifferent to these "misdemeanor killings. Written by Anonymous

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A cop with a secret. A killer who knows it. The game is on. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and grisly afterviews, strong sexual content, language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 August 2000 (Spain) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,596, 27 June 1999

Gross USA:

$264,596
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MPH Productions See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Long is the way and hard, that out of Hell leads up to the light. John Milton-"Paradise Lost" ([1667] Novel: "Paradise Lost") See more »

Alternate Versions

Director's cut (2007) See more »

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References Dick Tracy (1937) See more »

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Counting Time
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"Hard" is aptly named
19 February 2005 | by ninetyninedegreesSee all my reviews

"Hard" is about the hard life & times of its characters, and its is hard to watch. I generally don't like murder movies, and definitely don't like graphic violence, blood & gore. But, I liked this movie.

The version I saw was the 2005 re-released DVD Directors Uncut Version, unrated. Some of the sex and violence scenes edited out of the theatrical release are restored. Pretty good production quality. Some of the acting can be wooden. Certainly not the most pleasant movie I ever watched, but was one of the most interesting.

As other reviewers indicate, it's a movie about a gay serial killer and his pursuit by a closeted gay policeman. The message is about homophobia and self loathing. I recommend you give it a try, but don't watch it alone late at night!


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