After weeks of rain, the floods are rising around the town of Huntingburg, Indiana. Slater's armoured-car courier is out on his usual money collection run. It's bad enough being stuck in water with $3m in the back - what he doesn't need is a man like Freeman planning a robbery with his gang, nor a damsel in distress like Driver's art restorer, too stubborn to leave her beloved stained glass windows in the local church. Thankfully, good ol' sheriff Quaid is around, but maybe even he can't resist the temptation of an evacuated town there for the taking. Meanwhile, it's still bucketing. Speed screenwriter Graham Yost came up with this nifty spin on the high concept thriller, which puts everything under water several feet deep and rising. Hard Rain may not be the most inventive of thriller plots, essentially boiling down to an extended chase with all concerned after the moneybags, but it's extremely impressive as a physical production.