The Hard Way

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"There's only one way these two are going to get along..."
  • R
  • 1991
  • 1 hr 51 min
  • 6.3  (22,120)

The Hard Way is a classic action-comedy movie from 1991 starring Michael J. Fox and James Woods in the lead roles. The film revolves around John Moss (James Woods), a tough-as-nails New York City cop who has been chasing a notorious criminal named "The Party Crasher" for years. Despite his best efforts, Moss has not been able to apprehend the elusive criminal.

Struggling actor Nick Lang (Michael J. Fox) is in the middle of preparing for his new role as a detective and is looking for some real-life experience to help him get into character. When his agent sets up a ride-along with Moss, Lang jumps at the opportunity. However, things don't go quite as planned when Lang’s antics quickly get on Moss’s nerves, leading to a hilarious mismatched partnership between the two unlikely heroes, with Lang determined to become the most genuine detective in history.

As the film progresses, the two men continue to butt heads, with Lang's Hollywood antics getting in the way of Moss's serious investigation. But as they begin to unravel clues together, Moss soon realizes that Lang's unconventional approach to investigating just might be what's needed to finally capture the Party Crasher.

Along the way, Lang finds himself in some dangerous and hilarious situations, including getting locked in the trunk of a car, getting shot at, and even falling off a skyscraper. In one of the movie's most memorable scenes, Lang infiltrates some warehouses wearing a gorilla costume to try and find the Party Crasher.

The chemistry between Woods and Fox is what makes this movie so enjoyable to watch. Woods is fierce and intense as Moss, but also has a great sense of humor. Fox, on the other hand, is the perfect comedic foil to Woods, with his charming smile and witty one-liners. Their dynamic is reminiscent of classic buddy cop films, and fans of 80s and 90s action movies will surely appreciate their banter and antics.

The movie also features some great action scenes, including a thrilling car chase through the streets of New York City and a fight scene on top of a moving subway car. The film's soundtrack is also worth mentioning, with a mix of classic rock and hip-hop tracks that perfectly complement the film's energetic tone.

Overall, The Hard Way is a fun and entertaining action-comedy that remains a fan favorite to this day. Fans of Michael J. Fox, James Woods, and classic buddy cop movies will surely enjoy this film. The Hard Way is a great watch for anyone looking for a good laugh and some exciting action scenes.

The Hard Way is a 1991 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 51 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3.

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    1 hr 51 min
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    6.3  (22,120)