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Hard As Nails (2001)

R | | Action, Comedy, Crime | Video
After being punished for disobedience and arranging an arms deal with Russian mobsters, young member Takura violently takes over control of his Japanese mafia family. Takura takes advantage... See full summary »

Director:

Brian Katkin

Writers:

Brian Katkin (screenplay), Brian Katkin (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Allen Scotti Allen Scotti ... Alexi
Kim Yates ... Kat
Andrew Craig Andrew Craig ... Vlad
Matt Westmore ... Takura
Lorissa McComas Lorissa McComas ... Deb (as Larissa McComas)
John Timmons John Timmons ... Tony
Stella Farentino ... Margo
Chona Jason Chona Jason ... Tic (as Jade)
Shannon Reynolds Shannon Reynolds ... Mikhail
Andre Hotchko ... Crosby
Jade Jade ... Tic
Matthew Pollino Matthew Pollino ... Tac (as Richard Matthews)
Jerry Katz Jerry Katz ... Igore (as Jerome Katz)
Nicole Mercier Nicole Mercier ... Julie
Andre McCoy ... Yakuza Enforcer (as Andre "Chyna" McCoy)
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Storyline

After being punished for disobedience and arranging an arms deal with Russian mobsters, young member Takura violently takes over control of his Japanese mafia family. Takura takes advantage of his new position and is proceeding his deal with the Russians, his recklessness attracts the attention of an undercover cop. Written by Lance_Burton

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In a world of betrayal and deception, you must be... Hard as Nails

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, sexuality, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Also Known As:

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New Concorde See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4: 3
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Some stylish action with typical Corman camp
2 April 2002 | by templegod2See all my reviews

It is important to note that this is a very unusual film. Usually Corman films have action sequences that are a bit campy. Hard as nails plays the fight scenes serious. Actress/Stunt artist Chona Jason is a wicked bad girl not to be messed with, and excellent with a sword. The movie has some parts which are way too campy and silly not keeping with the fighting. This detracts from the fact that a real martial artist like Chona is playing her part serious, and trying to do her best in the role. What does this all mean? Watch it with a grain of salt, the low budget didn't allow for good death scenes, but they are headed in the right direction in action sequences. Hopefully a trend to have women like Chona more involved in real fight sequences will continue especially in light of Resident Evil. This movie rates a 6 out of 10.


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