icon Film Profile: Hard Times - (1975)
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6.2/10 Stars
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3.5/10 Stars
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"New Orleans, 1933. In those days words didn't say much."

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  • Director: Walter Hill
  • Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Classics,
  • Studio: Columbia Pictures
  • Subtitled | Duration: 110 Mins

Overview:
In this marvellously evocative Depression-era drama, James Coburn plays the manager of unsmiling bare-knuckle fighter Charles Bronson (particularly well cast). Debut director Walter Hill takes an elliptical, almost existential, route in telling his story, which means that the overall impact is dissipated quite early on. Nevertheless, there's much to admire here, especially the fine combination of cinematographer Philip Lathrop's images and Roger Spottiswoode's editing of the exciting fight sequences. Strother Martin is memorable as Bronson's drug-addict second, but it's hard to care about any of the characters.
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Cast List:
Chaney : Charles Bronson
Spencer "Speed" Weed : James Coburn
Lucy Simpson : Jill Ireland
Poe : Strother Martin
Gayleen Schoonover : Maggie Blye
Gandil : Michael McGuire
Jim Henry : Robert Tessier
Street : Nick Dimitri
Le Beau : Felice Orlandi
Doty : Bruce Glover
Pettibon : Edward Walsh
Hammerman : Frank McRae

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