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The Hard Way

  R Closed Captioning

John Badham

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About the Movie

Michael J. Fox and James Woods team up for hilarious action-adventure from director John Badham. Nick Lang (Fox) is a popular movie star who joins forces with a tough New York detective (Woods) in order to break out of his "nice guy" screen image. On the trail of a ruthless serial killer, the last thing Moss needs is a pampered Hollywood sidekick.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 19
  • Fresh: 14
  • Rotten: 5
  • Average Rating: 5.7/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: 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. – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, Feb 2, 2016

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Customer Reviews


Not a great movie but still entertaining. James Woods is BRILLIANT in this movie and Michael J. Fox is a GREAT sidekick. Definitly worth a watch!


Not an amazing movie altogether but the acting is funny and makes you laugh, MJF is great and horribly annoying in the beginning(in a good way). (when john was interrogating a gang for crucial information nick comes up.) "They stole my cellular phone John!" well worth the money to buy it

Very Funny

This is one of my all-time favorite comedies, and one of my all time favorite movies for that fact. The comedic timing between Woods & Fox is brilliant. If you want to watch an obviously great comdey, and relax and enjoy, buy or rent this. You'll won't be disappointed.

The Hard Way
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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Released: 1991

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