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Harsh Times (2005)

A tough-minded drama about two friends in South Central Los Angeles and the violence that comes between them.

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2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jim Luther Davis
... Mike Alonzo
... Sylvia
... Toussant
... Marta
... Agent Richards
... Agent Hollenbeck
... Letty
... Patty
... Flaco
... Rita
... Wilo
... Listo
... Darrell
... Eddy
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Storyline

Jim Davis is an ex-Army Ranger who finds himself slipping back into his old life of petty crime after a job offer from the LAPD evaporates. His best friend is pressured by his girlfriend Sylvia to find a job, but Jim is more interested in hanging out and making cash from small heists, while trying to get a law enforcement job so he can marry his Mexican girlfriend. Written by batfreak79

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

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Release Date:

10 November 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Teška vremena  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,968,505, 12 November 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$3,337,931, 28 July 2012

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,967,038, 28 July 2012
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

David Ayer had to take out a mortgage on his home to finance the project. See more »

Goofs

When Jim and Mike go to see Toussant he uses his key to open the door however you can see that the door isn't tightly shut. See more »

Quotes

Jim Davis: Hey, later, Patty! I hope you're not pregnant, but you know you wanted me to blow in you.
Patty: [gives him the finger] Fuck you!
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Connections

Features Te Voy a Enseñar a Querer (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Corazon Ilusionado
Written by Candy Sosa
Courtesy of Opus 1 Music Library
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User Reviews

 
Christian Bale is spectacular!
9 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

This is a pretty good movie. It's really intense and disturbing. The pairing of Freddy Rodreiguez and Christian Bale definitely covers the wide range of emotions that the duo go through during the film. I won't be too specific, but Bale really pulls off a haunting portrayal of a guy who is really messed up, but never fails when he needs to expose what little shred of humanity that still remains. Rodreiguez plays opposite Bale and plays well off of him and vice versa. Eva Longoria makes an appearance in this film and that's always something to look forward to. I recommend this movie, but it isn't for the squeamish. It's a lot like Training Day, (also written by director David Ayer) and I'll go as far as to say that it's actually better.


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