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Get Hard (2015)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 27 March 2015 (USA)
2:24 | Trailer
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.


Etan Cohen


Jay Martel (screenplay), Ian Roberts (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
2,139 ( 384)
2 nominations. See more awards »





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 Jon Eyez ... Big Mike
Nito Larioza ... Jaoa
Dan Bakkedahl ... Leo
Greg Germann ... Peter Penny
Ron Funches ... Jojo


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


An education in incarceration See more »


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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Did You Know?


There's an eleven inch height difference between Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart. See more »


When James is talking to the guys in the park that he is supposed to start a fight, the shadow of the boom mic moving is visible on the trees behind him. See more »


James King: My real father never had time for me. He shipped me off to boarding school in London with the Murdochs and the Bin Ladens. Of course, that was before. I mean, we knew they cheated in soccer, but had no idea...
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Written by DeAngelo Samuel and Joseph Byrom
Performed by Nyzzy Nyce
Courtesy of Hurricane Music Group/Duck Down Music Inc.
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3 April 2015 | by gianlucamarzano16See all my reviews

Get hard is a comedy starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart. It's about James King(Will Ferrell) ,a millionaire is doing great until he gets nailed for fraud. He goes to Darnell(Kevin Hart) asks for help, how to make it through prison. Now seeing the trailer, it seemed like a okay comedy and with the reviews being bad, I had low exceptions, but it was actually a pretty funny comedy. First off, Will Ferrell is amazing, he is always funny. He is honestly the best part of the movie. If the movie didn't have him, it won't be as funny. Now I don't very like Kevin Hart, I like his stand up but his movies just aren't that funny to me, but I will say he was actually very funny in this. The story was very weak In the beginning but as you get to main point of the whole movie, it picks up and gets funny. I will say that this movie says lots and lots of mean jokes towards many races, so of your a person who doesn't like those jokes, get hard Is not a movie for you. Over Get hard was a good comedy with some great moments but you can wait for on demand or redbox

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Release Date:

27 March 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA


Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,803,253, 29 March 2015

Gross USA:


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Technical Specs


| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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