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Out of prison after serving time for armed robbery, brothers Dale (Guy Pearce), Mal (Damien Richardson) and Shane (Joel Edgerton) are set for a bank heist planned by their underhanded lawyer, Frank (Robert Taylor). But after pocketing his share of the cash, Frank, who's bedding Dale's wife (Rachel Griffiths), arranges to have them incarcerated again. Though he understands what his attorney is up to, Dale and his brothers agree to pull off a final robbery if Frank can get them freed once more.

Cast & Crew

Guy Pearce
Dale Twentyman
Robert Taylor
Frank
Al Clark
Producer
Gareth Jones
Executive Producer
Hilary Davis
Executive Producer
Brian J. Breheny
Director of Photography
Paddy Reardon
Production Designer
Terry Ryan
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Martin Connor
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Critic Reviews for The Hard Word

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Audience Reviews for The Hard Word

  • May 06, 2012
    poor heist film with silly plotting. pearce is good in the lead but the whole plan and characters are very one dimensional
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Dec 28, 2010
    I can't really think of anything good to say about this flick other then the description sounded interesting & that's the only reason I picked it up at the local library.That & I didn't have to pay for it
    Brody M Super Reviewer
  • Jul 25, 2006
    Watch this if ur into Snatch and Lock Stock style movies - this Aussie version is a great movie along those lines - and worth watching - If your aussie you'll get the jokes no problem.
    Khris N Super Reviewer

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