The Hard Way

There's only one way these two are going to get along...

Categories: Action, Comedy, Crime
Seeking to raise his credibility as an actor and to land a role as a tough cop on a new show, Hollywood action star Nick Lang works a deal with New York City Police Capt. Brix, who by chance is one of his fans. Nick will be paired with detective Lt. John Moss and learn how to act like a real cop. But when Nick drives John crazy with questions and imitating him, he gets in the way of John's pursuit of a serial killer.

Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1991-03-08
Run time: 111 minute / 1:51
Budget: $24,000,000
Revenue: $65,595,485
Director: John Badham
Writers: Michael Kozoll, Lem Dobbs.
Production Companies : The Badham-Cohen Group, Universal Pictures
Production Country: United States of America


Michael J. Fox
as Nick Lang
James Woods
as John Moss
Stephen Lang
as Party Crasher
Annabella Sciorra
as Susan
John Capodice
as Grainy
Luis Guzmán
as Pooley
LL Cool J
as Billy
Mary Mara
as China
Delroy Lindo
as Captain Brix
Conrad Roberts
as Witherspoon
Christina Ricci
as Bonnie
Penny Marshall
as Angie
George Cheung
as Drug Dealer
Frank Geraci
as Newsman
Sophie Maletsky
as Pizza Waitress
Lewis Black
as Banker
Rand Foerster
as Banker
Anderson Matthews
as Banker
Kathy Najimy
as Lang's Girl Friday
Yasiin Bey
as Dead Romeos
Dwayne McClary
as Dead Romeos
Sharrieff Pugh
as Dead Romeos
Anthony Thomas
as Dead Romeos
Howard 'Stick' Baines
as Dead Romeos
Shawn McLean
as Dead Romeos
Curtis McClarin
as Dead Romeos
Keenan Leung
as Dead Romeos
Bill Cobbs
as Raggedy Man
as Diner Waitress
John Costelloe
as Fake Dead Guy / Cop
Leif Riddell
as Head Mugger
Johnny Sanchez
as Mugger
Joseph Tripi
as Mugger
Karen Lynn Gorney
as Woman in Subway
Janet Sarno
as Continental Representative
Jan Speck
as T.V. Reporter
Holly Kuespert
as 'Smoking Gunn' Girl
John Ring
as Homeboy Cop
Michael Jeffrey Woods
as Cop
William Truesdale
as Witherspoon's Bodyguard
Mark Woodcock
as Clothing Salesman
Ed Setrakian
as Chief Villain
David Sosna
as Frog Dog Vendor
Adore O'Hara
as Dead Entertainer
Michael Badalucco
as Pizza Man
Jordanna Freedman
as Moviegoer
Merrill Witten
as Scared Subway Woman
Fracaswell Hyman
as Wino
Mario Bosco
as Boy in Theater
Bryant Gumbel
as Self
Trish Cook
as Dancer (uncredited)
as Bystander (uncredited)
George Gerard
as Theatre Goer (uncredited)
David Hummel
as Police Officer (uncredited)
Jim Lavin
as Dying Film Detective (uncredited)
Anibal O. Lleras
as Detective (uncredited)
Isabella Martinez Wall
as Billy's Girlfriend (uncredited)
Paul Mormando
as Ninja 1 (uncredited)
Ronald Rand
as Paramedic (uncredited)
Kariim Ratcliff
as Movie Goer (uncredited)
Andrew D. Schwartz
as Press Photographer (uncredited)
Charles Scorsese
as Senior Citizen (uncredited)
Frank Stellato
as Subway Yuppie (uncredited)
Bonnie Timmermann Casting

Tom Warren Assistant Art Director

Costume & Make-Up
Mary E. Vogt Costume Design

Jeff Jarvis Special Effects Coordinator

John Badham Director

Arthur B. Rubinstein Original Music Composer

Michael Kozoll Screenplay

Michael Kozoll Producer

John Kasarda Art Direction
Susan Bode Set Decoration

Rob Cohen Producer

Robert Primes Director of Photography

Philip Harrison Production Design

Lem Dobbs Screenplay

Lem Dobbs Producer

Costume & Make-Up
Deborah La Mia Denaver Makeup Artist
Deborah La Mia Denaver Hairstylist

Charley Beal Assistant Art Director

Tony Lombardo Editor

Costume & Make-Up
Bernadette Mazur Makeup Artist

Dianne Dreyer Script Supervisor

Costume & Make-Up
Bron Roylance Makeup Artist
Rick Provenzano Hairstylist
William A. Farley Hairstylist
Joseph Coscia Hairstylist
George Potts Assistant Costume Designer

John Magoun Assistant Art Director
Richard T. Allen Construction Coordinator
James V. Gartland Construction Coordinator

Visual Effects
Dan Hoffman Animation Supervisor

Jeff Block Casting Associate

Costume & Make-Up
Guy Tanno Costume Supervisor
Timothy Alberts Set Costumer

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