Hard Rain

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"In the worst storm in living memory, one guard stands between five men and three million dollars."
  • R
  • 1989
  • 1 hr 37 min
  • 5.9  (36,859)
  • 36

In the 1998 action thriller film "Hard Rain", a small town in Indiana is hit by an intense rainstorm where two armored car guards, Tom (Christian Slater) and Charlie (Ed Asner), are tasked with transporting $3 million in cash from the town's flooded bank to a safer location. However, their plans are derailed when a group of highly-skilled thieves led by Jim (Morgan Freeman) attempt to hijack the money for themselves.

As the flooding worsens and the town is evacuated, Tom and Charlie take refuge in the bank, where they are soon joined by Karen (Minnie Driver), a local woman who becomes trapped with them. To make matters worse, Jim and his team are closing in on them, forcing Tom and Jim into a dangerous game of cat and mouse as they try to outsmart each other to secure the money.

Adding to the chaos is the town's corrupt sheriff, Mike (Randy Quaid), who is also gunning for the money and will stop at nothing to get his hands on it. Tom and Karen find themselves caught in the middle of a deadly conflict, struggling to survive and outwit both the thieves and the sheriff in order to save the money and their own lives.

"Hard Rain" boasts an impressive cast of Hollywood heavyweights, with Slater delivering a solid performance as the savvy and resourceful Tom, and Freeman bringing his signature charm and menace to the role of Jim. Quaid is delightfully unhinged as the crazed sheriff, while Driver holds her own as the plucky Karen.

The film's action sequences are well-staged and thrilling, with the constant flooding adding an extra layer of tension to the proceedings. The rain-soaked setting creates a unique and eerie atmosphere, adding to the overall intensity of the film. The score by Christopher Young is also noteworthy, heightening the sense of danger and urgency as the story unfolds.

Despite the film's strengths, "Hard Rain" received mixed reviews upon its release, with some critics dismissing it as a forgettable B-movie. However, for fans of the genre, the film offers plenty of entertainment and excitement, with the talented cast and gripping story making for a fun and engaging ride.

Hard Rain is a 1989 thriller with a runtime of 1 hour and 37 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.9 and a MetaScore of 36.

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    1 hr 37 min
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    5.9  (36,859)
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