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Hard to Kill (1990)

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Left for dead with his wife killed in their house, L.A. Detective Mason Storm will have to make a quick recovery, expose those behind the murder and take revenge.

Director:

Bruce Malmuth

Writer:

Steven McKay

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Seagal ... Mason Storm
Kelly LeBrock ... Andy Stewart (as Kelly Le Brock)
William Sadler ... Senator Vernon Trent (as Bill Sadler)
Frederick Coffin ... Lt. Kevin O'Malley
Bonnie Burroughs ... Felicia Storm
Andrew Bloch ... Capt. Dan Hulland
Branscombe Richmond ... Max Quentero
Charles Boswell ... Jack Axel
Zachary Rosencrantz Zachary Rosencrantz ... Sonny Storm
Lou Beatty Jr. ... Carl Becker
Nick DeMauro Nick DeMauro ... Calabrese
Nick Corello Nick Corello ... James Valero
Justin De Rosa Justin De Rosa ... Mikey
Stanley Brock ... Counterman
Evan James Evan James ... Danny
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Storyline

Following up on a lead, L.A. Detective Mason Storm gathers evidence against the Mob and its political supporters but unfortunately, he is being monitored secretly, and when his cover gets blown, he will be home invaded and left for dead. Seven years later, Storm unexpectedly recovers from his deep coma only to realise that he needs to finish what he started and finally get even. In the end, now that Storm is unstoppable, no one will deny him of his rightful and devastatingly violent retribution. Who can be a match for a dead man's fury? Written by Nick Riganas

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The star of Above the Law is back. Now...Steven Seagal is hard to kill. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Seven Year Storm See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,213,631, 11 February 1990

Gross USA:

$47,410,827

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$47,410,827
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo (4 channels)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Seagal's gun handling and technique strongly suggest that he may have spent some time at Gunsite in Paulden, AZ. His use of the 1911, the press check, weaver stance, finger on trigger, are indicative of legacy training techniques at Gunsite, which was founded by Col. Jeff Cooper as the American Pistol Institute in 1976. When he began making his films in the late 80's, there were only a mere handful of civilian firearms training centers in the U.S. and Gunsite is widely credited with being the first. See more »

Goofs

The fireplace poker near the end of the movie loses its top after one swing, then reappears in the next cut as the bad guy charges Storm. Additionally, the poker starts out with a brushed or dull finish when first seen, then when Trent tries to attack Mason with it, it's brightly polished. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mason Storm: Come on. Let's go, guys. I'm missin' the Oscars.
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Alternate Versions

The UK cinema version was cut by 12 seconds to gain an '18' rating. The shotgun-in-the-mouth wardrobe scene was cut, as was the kick Seagal delivers to the face of the man with the snooker cue in his neck. The cut cinema version was submitted for the pan-and-scan video release in 1990. The previous cuts made to HARD TO KILL were restored for the 1999 video release (which came in a box set with cut versions of NICO (ABOVE THE LAW) and OUT FOR JUSTICE) and all DVD versions are also uncut. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Feels So Good
Written and Performed by Chuck Mangione
Courtesy of A&M Records
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User Reviews

Segal is a god.
28 February 2006 | by Michael_BoltonSee all my reviews

This movie is absolutely HILARIOUS.

If people even know who Steven Segal is, they should already know what they are getting into before they start playing this movie (meaning that it is FULL of plot holes, jumps in logic, continuity errors, outrageous stunts, etc).

That having been said, this movie is so much fun to watch it more than makes up for its shortcomings. Watch this movie with a group of friends that enjoy laughing at unintentionally ridiculous action and I guarantee it will deliver in spades - I found it to be a lot funnier than most comedies.


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