Hard Rain (1998)
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Average Rating: 4/10
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A natural disaster breeds man-made treachery in this suspense thriller. Severe flooding threatens an Indiana town after a massive rainstorm taxes dams to the breaking point. As part of an emergency evacuation effort, armored car driver Tom (Christian Slater) and his uncle Charlie (Edward Asner) are recruited to collect cash from the town's banks and drive it to safety. However, a gang of thieves led by Jim (Morgan Freeman) plan to lay siege to the truck and steal the $3 million on board. After
Jun 1, 1997 Wide
Dec 15, 1998
Paramount Home Video
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It's big, dumb, noisy, and teeming with idiotic dialogue, yet the finished feature has a certain merry swagger about it that keeps everything motoring right along, and the hook of the film is immaculately presented.
Overall, HARD RAIN is the kind of film that most people will see, enjoy, and forget five minutes later... entirely adequate.
Great opening shot that leads to an action flick that's all wet.
Yes, even the great Morgan Freeman is fallable.
although the title was changed from 'The Flood' to 'Hard Rain' - supposedly to more accurately reflect the film's content, if you can believe that - a better choice might have been 'Total Washout.'
I cannot help but think that maybe the film would have been better off being either a disaster film or an action film instead of the uneven blend that plays out onscreen.
Graham Yost's script serves up one cliche after another for the actors, who thankfully managed to mumble quite a few of the lines.
If you were Noah, you'd probably want to sink the ark before you'd care to spend time wading through this waterlogged effort.
...while it's no Speed, Hard Rain is a suitably diverting way to spend an hour and a half.
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