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Music video director Richard Stanley made his feature debut with this apocalyptic, post-industrial nightmare set in the distant future. Dylan McDermott stars as Moses "Hard Mo"' Baxter, a washed-up ex-soldier who spends most of his time in "The Zone" -- a scorched, ochre-colored desert littered with the radioactive debris of an unspecified war (or wars). Mo's recent Zone foray with war-buddy Shades (Jon Lynch) turns up an interesting find -- a pile of droid parts he purchases from a spooky "Zone
Sep 14, 1990 Wide
May 6, 2003
Lincoln Wineberg Jr.
Barbara Yu Ling
James Oscar Lee
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One of those lovingly crafted movies where ingenuity and enthusiasm overcome the budgetary limitations.
Stanley's attempts at visual stylishness are so relentless they preclude the simple act of telling a good tale.
Nearly two decades later, Hardware retains its merciless poise, and while the filmmaker has slipped into obscurity, his finest work still lunges for the throat.
They say all you need to make a movie is a girl and a gun. But if you've got a girl and a killer robot, then you're really onto something.
Surprisingly capable sci-fi/monster thriller. And the soundtrack is so cool it can kill from fifty yards away.
Fantastic "future shock" movie about a killer robot run amuck in a postnuclear future. Not to be missed!
Audience Reviews for Hardware
- Chief: Machines don't understand sacrifice and neither do morons.
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