Waking inside a laboratory on an airship, a man recalls bullies from his childhood. A scientist, Estelle, greets him and tells him his name is Henry, she is his wife, and that he has been revived from an accident that left him amnesiac and mute. After she replaces a missing arm and leg with cybernetic prostheses, mercenaries led by the psychokinetic Akan raid the ship, claiming all of Estelle's research is Akan's corporate property. He kills Estelle's scientists before attempting to murder Henry, but Henry and Estelle flee in an escape pod, landing in Moscow. Estelle is abducted by the mercenaries, who try to kill Henry..
The film premiered as "Hardcore" at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival on September 12, 2015. The film became one of the most popular movies at the festival, and led to a bidding war between Lionsgate, Universal, and STX Entertainment. Ultimately, STX acquired worldwide rights to "Hardcore", including a wide release commitment, for $10 million, becoming the studio's first festival acquisition. It was retitled "Hardcore Henry" for its domestic release. See more »
When Henry opens the emergency exit on the airship, he nearly falls out and manages to hang on. At that altitude (high above the cloud layer), he would be sucked out and the entire compartment would decompress (the same as if you opened the door of an aeroplane in flight). See more »
"You... little... pussy." That's what my old man called me. It stuck with my name. And I proved him right. By killin' all the wrong people. I love you, Henry. I'll never call you anything, but your name, but you gotta decide: Are you gonna lay there, swallow that blood in your mouth? Or, you gonna stand up, spit it out, and go spill theirs?
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Towards the end of the end credits, while they're still rolling, a beep from an answering machine comes on and it's Jimmy. The message says, "Hello, Henry. Well, if you're hearing this, there's one more thing I need you to do." See more »