- Title The Hard Way
- Director John Badham
- Year 1991
- Run time 1hr 51m
- Genres Action, Comedy, Crime
- Tagline There's only one way these two are going to get along...
Michael J. Fox and James Woods team up for hilarious action-adventure from director John Badham. Nick Lang (Fox) is a popular movie star who joins forces with a tough New York detective (Woods) in order to break out of his nice guy screen image. On the trail of a ruthless serial killer, the last thing Moss needs is a pampered Hollywood sidekick.
|5:00||This guy likes a swear word or two.|
|8:21||Wow, he is cocky as anything, this villain.|
|12:27||“They made Henry V.”|
|14:38||I have that remote control confusion as well. Affinity.|
|19:00||I like her, she’s basically telling him how to be a human.|
|21:04||“It’s like a movie it’s so real.”|
|29:33||He did a pop quiz!! (hot shot)|
|35:12||That car is horrific.|
|37:49||Haha, how did he throw the cigarette in his mouth like that anyway? Skillz.|
|38:53||“We live this job. It’s who we are. Not what we do.”|
|47:10||Baby Ricci is adorable.|
|54:14||Michael J acting like an actor pretending to be a lady is inception.|
|59:52||Why is he moving in on his girlfriend?|
|1:07:35||“Somebody call a cop. I mean, another cop. Besides me.”|
|1:12:51||That is some epic rain they’re having.|
|1:21:10||You’d think he’d know better than to buy custom gear.|
|1:30:06||I’m sure he does know what it feels like to have shot someone.|
|1:34:29||Loving that his apartment has a dart board and a basketball hoop.|
|1:36:21||He has a silent microwave. He could patent that and never have to work another day in his life.|
|1:42:57||Never thought I’d watch a movie where MJF was hanging off his own eyeball.|
|1:46:53||“That’s my line!”|
After the disaster that was Midway, we wanted something that would be a bit more comfortable and a bit more of a surefire hit. Bring out a good ol' Michael J Fox comedy and you’re on to a winner.
This was a good one, I’ve never heard of it before but I enjoyed it. It probably hasn’t aged all that well but not as badly as other movies we’ve attempted from this era. The swinging around from a cigarette at the end wasn’t all that believable but it worked.
Although the setup was a bit contrived, I liked some of the surprises along the way - handcuffed to the sofa, the sass of baby Christina, and the pretty harsh make believe to get Lang to leave. Good film!
Rating: 4 / 5