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Get Hard (2015)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 27 March 2015 (USA)
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When millionaire James King is jailed for fraud and bound for San Quentin, he turns to Darnell Lewis to prep him to go behind bars.

Director:

Etan Cohen

Writers:

Jay Martel (screenplay), Ian Roberts (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Ferrell ... James
Kevin Hart ... Darnell
Craig T. Nelson ... Martin
Alison Brie ... Alissa
Edwina Findley Dickerson ... Rita (as Edwina Findley)
Ariana Neal ... Makayla
Erick Chavarria ... Cecelio
T.I. ... Russell (as Tip 'T.I.' Harris)
Paul Ben-Victor ... Gayle
John Mayer ... John Mayer
Jon Eyez ... Big Mike
Nito Larioza ... Jaoa
Dan Bakkedahl ... Leo
Greg Germann ... Peter Penny
Ron Funches ... Jojo
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Storyline

Kevin Hart plays the role of Darnell--a family man desperate to get enough money to buy a house in a better area to benefit his family's well-being. He is hired by James (Will Ferrell), a wimpy stock trader who is about to go to prison for 10 years, to prepare him for life behind bars. The catch is that James thinks Darnell is an ex-con--not because Darnell told him that, but because James just assumed. Written by The Twiz

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Sometimes you need a hand to get hard. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive crude and sexual content and language, some graphic nudity, and drug material | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Get Hard See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,803,253, 29 March 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$90,411,453

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$111,811,453
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Darnell is Kevin Hart's middle name. See more »

Goofs

James is charged with violation of federal laws. If convicted, he would be sentenced to federal prison. San Quentin is a California state prison. See more »

Quotes

Darnell Lewis: Let's see your mad dog face!
[King bursts into tears]
Darnell Lewis: What are you doing, James?
James King: Sad Dog. I think that's a strategy that could work, don't sexually harass me I'm already sad...
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Connections

References The Blind Side (2009) See more »

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Funny & Clever
3 July 2015 | by imbendingtimeSee all my reviews

I wonder if what the critics don't like about this movie is that it is actually clever, funny and vulnerable. I am glad I resisted the critic reviews and saw it. The performances by all actors are genuine. And of course there is just enough physical comedy and absurdity to make it silly in a good way.

Don't listen to the crusty old curmudgeons its a fun movie to watch. Some of the jokes are actually intelligent and you have to know a little about what is going on economically and racially in the Country to really get them. The only thing that I find puzzling is in every movie that has biker gangs, they never seem to get them right. They always portray them cartoony that was the only thing that I found disinteresting and only because of aesthetics.

Its a cute comedy. Don't be turned away by the crusty critics


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