The Hard Way R

There's only one way these two are going to get along...
The Hard Way
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 51 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: November 17, 1998
  • Originally Released: 1991
  • Label: Universal Studios
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Single Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 3.0 - English
    • Dolby Digital 3.0 - French
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Film Highlights
    • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Production Notes
    • Biographies: Cast & Filmmaker
  • DVD-ROM Features:
    • Weblinks

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring &
Performer: , , , , , &
Directed by

Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"It won awards for that little Scottish fellow."
  - Talent agent Angie (Penny Marshall) to her client Nick Lang (Michael J. Fox) on the success of Irishman Kenneth Branagh's HENRY V
"It's like a movie, it's so real."
  - Nick Lang to John Moss (James Woods)

Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 19


User Ratings: 11,210
Rating: 3/5 -- An amusing diversion, with Woods and Fox perfectly cast.
Matinee Magazine
Sep 4, 2002
Rating: 3/5 -- Fox and Woods let off some good sparks in a vivacious, witty and fast romp
Film Threat
Feb 7, 2006
Rating: 3.5/4 -- There is nothing very remarkable about The Hard Way, except for its comic energy, but the energy of this movie is everything, reminding me of the wisecracking, hard-boiled screwball comedies of the 1940s. Full Review
Chicago Sun-Times
Jan 1, 2000
Rating: 7/10 -- An underrated buddy flick with an original twist and some outstanding stunt work.
Mar 4, 2006
Rating: 3.5/5 -- Surprisingly likable buddy action-comedy, thanks in no small part to James Woods and Michael J. Fox.
Jul 26, 2002
Rating: 3/5 -- Utterly unremarkable, but harmless and not without its charms.
Flipside Movie Emporium
Dec 10, 2005
...Smart, sassy fun....Live-wire performances...
Rolling Stone
Mar 21, 1991

Product Description:

Los Angeles glitz meets New York grit in director John Badham's action-packed comedy. In New York's Times Square a billboard looms larger than life for a new Hollywood blockbuster starring Nick Lang (Michael J. Fox), an Indiana Jones-style superstar. The real Nick Lang is holed up in a neighboring apartment studying every move and mannerism of Lieutenant John Moss (James Woods), a hard-nosed, streetwise cop who has been taken off of a serial killer case for a new assignment: showing the Hollywood star how a real cop lives, in preparation for a new film role. With rapid-fire dialogue and a hysterical high-energy performance, Fox brilliantly parodies a spoiled Hollywood celebrity complete with model girlfriends, and a tough cookie agent played with ease by Penny Marshall. Woods ignites the screen as the explosive New York cop who must learn how to get along with his new "partner."

Plot Synopsis:

Michael J. Fox and James Woods star in this hilarious action farce. Fox is Nick Lang, a Hollywood superstar trying to break out of his nice guy image who believes he can land a role as a tough cop if he can hangs out with the real thing. Much to the chagrin of maverick NYC cop, John Moss (James Woods) who is assigned the annoying task of baby-sitting his new Hollywood sidekick.


Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: March 8, 1991.
  • Christina Ricci's appearance in THE HARD WAY was her second feature film role. (Her first role was in 1990's MERMAIDS.)
  • Rap artist LL Cool J's "Mama Said Knock You Out" can be heard in the first club scene of the movie. The rapper plays Billy in the film.

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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 32,564
  • UPC: 025192043420
  • Shipping Weight: 0.26/lbs (approx)
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