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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
James Woods
Michael J Fox
Stephen Lang
Annabelle Sciorra
Directors
John Badham
Screenwriters
Lem Dobbs
Daniel Pyne
Running Time
111 minutes

The Hard Way
A tight thriller with all the right ingredients.


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Plot
Jack Moss (Woods) is a cop out to get his serial killer man, and lets private life and mental and physical health suffer as a result. He has, reluctantly, allowed actor Nick Lang (Fox) to tag along for the man-hunt so that Nick can land himself a role playing a cop like Jack.


Verdict
With star chemistry and in-jokes, The Hard Way has all the required custom features, to whit, one excellent heroine who holds her own in fights and arguments, one superb villain, one soundtrack crammed with inventively borrowed urban sounds (LL Cool J drops in for a cop cameo, too) and a stunt-filled finale with the principles dangling from a giant model of Fox' face over Times Square. Highly recommended.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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