Hard Rain (1998)

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Hard Rain (1998)
  • Time: 97 min
  • Genre: Action | Crime | Drama
  • Director: Mikael Salomon
  • Cast: Christian Slater, Morgan Freeman, Minnie Driver, Randy Quaid

Storyline:

Set during a massive flood started by a dam accident in a small town, Tom (Christian Slater) is an armored truck guard who gets robbed by Jim (Morgan Freeman). Tom gets away with all the money and hides it. In a panic, he tells the sheriff about the area he hid the money in and the sheriff locks him up. Now Tom has to get to the money and keep himself alive battling the sheriff, Jim and his crew and the elements.

One review

  • I never thought Morgan Freeman would do a movie just for a paycheck but I guess even famous, rich actors have to pay their bills just like us regular folk. Hard Rain is a robbery movie that takes place in a small town during a massive flood. The plot goes all over the place with unnecessary twists and turns. You really get the feeling that “Rain” just ran out of steam and the writers made up stuff up as it went along. You also really feel sorry for the actors especially Freeman. To make matters worse, Oscar nominee Minnie Driver shows up a little later with a thankless role. This vehicle using a huge water tank as its main shooting location, was a January release back in 1998. Critics refer to these types of films as “January Junk.” This critic just feels that movies like Hard Rain are “wet” behind the ears. Thumbs down.

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