HARD RAIN (1998 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.5|5.0 Starsììì

Hard Rain—C-grade film—that, despite an all-star cast of Morgan Freeman, Christian Slater, Randy Quaid, Minnie Driver, and Edward Asner, ends as ‘just another heist’ flick. Watch for Betty White in the film.

Storyline

An armored truck becomes stuck in a ditch during a hard rain storm. ‘Wannabe’ robbers try to take advantage of the situation.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Mikael Salomon for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producer Allison Lyon Segan for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Jim (Morgan Freeman), Tom (Christian Slater), Sheriff Mike Collins (Randy Quaid), Karen (Minnie Driver), Uncle Charlie (Edward Asner), Kenny (Michael A. Goorjian), Mr. Mehlor (Dann Florek), Ray (Ricky Harris), Wayne Bryce (Mark Rolston), Phil (Peter Murnik), Hank (Wayne Duvall), Henry Sears (Richard Dysart), Doreen Sears (Betty White), Mayor (Ray Baker), and Mayor’s Wife (Lisa Fuhrman).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. This movie is one of Christian Slater’s later works. Randy Quaid, Morgan Freeman, and Edward Asner lend quality to the storyline. There are some good action scenes like racing jet skis through flooded buildings and a stained-glass church window that provide interesting viewing.

Ben Meyers

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