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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 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

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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 »

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Trivia

The gang, Crenshaw Kings, which is run by T.I., is based on the real-life gang, Crenshaw Mafia. It is currently one of Los Angeles' most violent gangs. See more »

Goofs

When James picks his car at Darnell's cleaning service for the first time he drives away with the trunk opened. You can not see the trunk, but you can see that on his Audi A8 driver's panel that the trunk is open through a red sign right on the center of the panel. See more »

Quotes

James King: I'm not trying to appropriate your culture.
Darnell Lewis: That's great. I'll tell the others.
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Superstar
Written by DeAngelo Samuel and Joseph Byrom
Performed by Nyzzy Nyce
Courtesy of Hurricane Music Group/Duck Down Music Inc.
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I Laughed Hard!
2 May 2015 | by namashi_1See all my reviews

Laughter is the best medicine & a comedy film essentially does that. And 'Get Hard' is among those winning comedies, that despite its crude humor & language, made me laugh hard! Its a fun watch.

'Get Hard' Synopsis: 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.

'Get Hard' is consistently fun. Jay Martel, Ian Roberts & Etan Cohen's Screenplay, though very crude, is hilarious & the camaraderie between its protagonists, works massively. Though a bit lengthier than it should have been, the Writing is mostly packed with good jokes & sequences. Etan Cohen's Direction is decent. Cinematography is richly done. Editing is slightly iffy.

Performance-Wise: Its good to see both, Will Ferrell & Kevin Hart, at their comedic best. Ferrell is no less than a treasure here as the innocent under scrutiny, while Hart, as his guru, oozes tremendous energy. And as a team, they both work superbly! Among others, the ever-dependable Craig T. Nelson, leaves a mark.

On the whole, 'Get Hard' will make you laugh! Watch It!


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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

Gross USA:

$90,411,453

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$111,711,453
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Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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