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Hard Rain (1998)

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The nephew of an armored-truck driver tries to prevent three million dollars from being taken by a local rival gang during a catastrophic flooding caused by a severe storm.

Director:

Mikael Salomon

Writer:

Graham Yost

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Morgan Freeman ... Jim
Christian Slater ... Tom
Randy Quaid ... Sheriff Mike Collins
Minnie Driver ... Karen
Edward Asner ... Uncle Charlie
Michael A. Goorjian ... Kenny (as Michael Goorjian)
Dann Florek ... Mr. Mehlor
Ricky Harris ... Ray
Mark Rolston ... Wayne Bryce
Peter Murnik ... Phil
Wayne Duvall ... Hank
Richard Dysart ... Henry Sears
Betty White ... Doreen Sears
Ray Baker ... Mayor
Lisa Fuhrman Lisa Fuhrman ... Mayor's Wife
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Storyline

In Huntingburg, the armored truck with three million dollars driven by Tom and his Uncle Charlie gets stuck in the flooding and realizes that the town has been evacuated since the dam does not have capacity to hold the storm. While waiting for the National Guard, they are attacked by Jim and his gang formed by Kenny, Mr. Mehlor and Ray and the clumsy Kenny kills Charlie. Tom flees with the bags of money and hides them in the cemetery. Then he is hunted down by Jim and his gang and he hides in a church. Out of the blue, he is knocked out and awakes locked in a cell. Soon he learns that the restorer Karen believed he was a looter and hit him. Sheriff Mike Collins and Deputy Wayne Bryce go to investigate Tom' story while Officer Phil takes Karen out of the town by boat. However she escapes with the boat and goes to the church. Meanwhile Tom is trapped in the cell full of water and Karen rescues him. He decides to return to the armored truck to retrieve a shotgun but he is captured by Jim... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Take a deep breath. You are gonna need it. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Flood See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,009,024, 19 January 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$19,819,494, 19 April 1998

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,600,000, 22 March 1998
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Richart Dysart has twice played characters married to an actress from The Golden Girls. In this movie he is married to Betty White. He was also married to Estelle Getty in Mask. See more »

Goofs

During gunfights between Jim, Tom and the police, Jim and Tom have one revolver and one semi-automatic handgun between the two of them. Yet, they seem to have an endless supply of bullets, with no apparent access to extra bullets. In fact, Tom retrieves his gun from one of the dead robbers, but not the bullets. Also, we never see either Jim or Tom reloading their guns from their supposed endless supply of bullets. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff: For twenty years, I've been eatin' shit; breakfast, lunch, and dinner. So now I'm changing the menu. From here on, everything I eat is gonna be shit-free.
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Crazy Credits

The Paramount mountain is seen in much worse weather than normal; the camera pans down from the logo to scenes of flooding. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Moesha: Mo's Money, Mo's Money, Mo's Money (1998) See more »

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It Makes Me Lonely Blue Mountain Breakdown
Written, Performed and Produced by Jeffrey Pescetto (as Jeff Pescetto)
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Much better than rating suggests!
5 April 2006 | by J_Andrew_EvansSee all my reviews

Really surprised at the low rating of this film which as a action thriller is immensely watchable and re-watchable which for me is the test of a good film – that is bears being seen over and over. It is as others have said an endlessly inventive thriller with good action and the idea of a film where all the characters are continuously falling in, or speeding over floods in tremendous. It is not as others have said "another heist film" because the environment and opportunity of the potential crime is different and thought provoking. Doesn't this gain some extra interest given the Hurricane flooding in the southern states also? I enjoy Morgan Freeman's portrayal as well as Christian Slater and Minnie Driver's performances. The old couple is a marvellous piece of human comedy, well portrayed by both actors. Watch this film and then . . . watch it again!


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