The Hard Way



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


Top Billed Cast

  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. Yasiin Bey

    Yasiin Bey

    Dead Romeos

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The Hard Way
The Hard Way


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Status Released

Release Information

  • March 8, 1991


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 51m

Budget -

Revenue $65,595,485.00

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