Hard Times

  • Film
  • Action and adventure
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Hill's debut as a director: a surprisingly arresting and tight film about illegal bare-knuckle fighting in Depression era New Orleans. Rather than open up the story with the type of pretentious moralising that bedevils the majority of American sporting and gambling films, this utilises Bronson's limited range to produce a laconic, unemotional, almost Oriental celebration of the mythic fighting hero. Strong supporting performances, good locations, and well-staged fights contribute to what is an impressive example of how to assemble this kind of material.

Release details

Duration: 97 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Walter Hill
Screenwriter: Walter Hill, Bryan Gindorff, Bruce Henstell
Cast: Charles Bronson
James Coburn
Jill Ireland
Strother Martin
Maggie Blye
Michael McGuire
Robert Tessier
Frank McRae

Average User Rating

5 / 5

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joe

this film is a minor masterpiece the script has many weaknesses but the action sequences are rendered with tremendous authenticity. type in this box will appear on the site

joe

this film is a minor masterpiece the script has many weaknesses but the action sequences are rendered with tremendous authenticity. type in this box will appear on the site