Hard Times

Hard Times

Charles Bronson
Director: Walter Hill Cast: Charles Bronson
Charles Bronson
, James Coburn
James Coburn
, Jill Ireland
Jill Ireland
Walter Hill

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Overview

Also known as The Streetfighter, Hard Times stars Charles Bronson as Chaney, an aging bare-knuckle boxer, trying to scratch out a living in the middle of the Depression. "Speed" (James Coburn) is the two-bit promoter who books Chaney in the tank towns of the South and Midwest. He is briefly reinvigorated by an affair with the lovely Lucy (Jill Ireland, Mrs. Bronson in real life), but it's back to the seedy realm before too long. Hard Times represented the directorial debut of Walter Hill, who even at this early stage demonstrated the gritty verisimilitude that he'd bring to such future projects as The Warriors (1979) and 48 Hrs. (1984).

Product Details

Release Date: 04/06/1999
UPC: 0043396030633
Original Release: 1975
Rating: PG
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:34:00
Sales rank: 8,300

Special Features

Theatrical Trailer ; Scene Selections

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Charles Bronson Chaney
James Coburn Spencer "Speed" Weed
Jill Ireland Luby Simpson
Strother Martin Poe
Michael McGuire Gandil
Robert Tessier Jim Henry
Nick Dimitri Street
Felice Orlandi Le Beau
Edward Walsh Pettibon
Maurice Kowalewski Caesare
Larry Martindale Driver
Margaret Blye Gayleen Schoonover
Bruce Glover Doty
Frank McRae Hammerman
Naomi Stevens Madam
Lyla Kay Owen Diner waitress
Robert Castleberry Counterman
Fred Lerner Caesare's hitter
Jim Nickerson Barge fighter
Chuck Hicks Speed's hitter
Walter Scott Poolplayer
Max Kleven Poolplayer
Bob Minor Zack

Technical Credits
Walter Hill Director,Screenwriter
Jack Bear Costumes/Costume Designer
Michael Daves Asst. Director
Bryan Gindoff Original Story,Screenwriter
Lawrence Gordon Producer
Bruce Henstell Original Story,Screenwriter
Don Johnson Sound/Sound Designer
Max Kleven Stunts
Philip H. Lathrop Cinematographer
Paul Maslansky Producer
Dennis Peeples Set Decoration/Design
Arthur Piantadosi Sound/Sound Designer
Roger Spottiswoode Editor
Barry De Vorzon Score Composer
Trevor Williams Art Director

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