The Hard Way

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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.

  1. Lem Dobbs


  2. Michael Kozoll


  3. John Badham


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  1. Michael J. Fox

    Michael J. Fox

    Ray Casanov | Nick Lang

  2. James Woods

    James Woods

    Detective Lt. John Moss, NYPD

  3. Stephen Lang

    Stephen Lang

    Party Crasher

  4. Annabella Sciorra

    Annabella Sciorra


  5. Mos Def

    Mos Def

    Dead Romeos (as Dante Smith)

  6. Luis Guzmán

    Luis Guzmán


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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 51m

Budget -

Revenue $65,595,485.00

Homepage -

Release Information

  • March 8, 1991
    R, Theatrical



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