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The story is rather simple: master thief Slater and his cohorts attempt to do their final job as Kubrick's "The Killing," but realize that the money they get are all marked by FBI. They have to wait another day for money laundering, but while waiting, crooked agent Val Kilmer steps in, to extort money from them.
As the mildly interesting opening of the film shows, "Hard Cash" has slightly comical flavor, not taking itself so seriously. OK, but with what little humor in there soon gone away, the film goes on and on without much to boast of. Though the heist scenes are shot competently, the suspense comes very few between the acts, so even its 90 minutes running time looks very tedious. And obligatory explosions and car chase are, to be honest, very cheap.
The leading players, including Slater, Kilmer, and Daryl Hannah might not impress you, but the supporting cast are interesting -- see, for example, Balthazar Getty ("Lost Highway"), Bokeem Woodbine ("3000 Miles to Graceland"), Sara Downing (TV's "Roswell"), William Forsythe ("The Rock"), and Verne Troyer (Mini-Me of "Austin Powers" sequels). But they have no moment to really show something they can, possibly except for Troyer's "contigency plan" and even he, or always reliable Getty or Forsythe cannot save the show. So, what can you expect from the leads, who plays the characters we don't care much?
Even Kilmer's and Slater's fans would be dismayed with their "acting," because they don't show any. Those who like them should wait for a Lenny Harlin film "Mindhunters" where they are sure to live up with our expectations.
My suggestion is to rent the movie first if you want to see it that badly (I did because of V. Kilmer), that way if you don't like it you don't waste your money, and if you do like it...well different strokes for different folks.
HARD CASH is pretty dreadful. How dreadful? It was originally released as RUN FOR THE MONEY. Films don't change their titles for nothing.
The acting is okay, but there are a half-dozen or so too many why-are-we-doing-this scenes. The usually reliable Val Kilmer walks through the movie with a dazed and confused expression on his face. Slater is a little bit more on top of things, but he's saddled with a wise beyond her years daughter who doubles as a card sharp and is forced to read lines like "I just can't live like this anymore." Not your typical eight-year-old declaration.
Granted, not many movies have dart gun toting midgets crawling out of toilets, but that happens before the opening credits are run. After that it's all downhill. Pass this one by.
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Wouldn't recommend it. Didn't really have much of a plot, mediocre. Don't remember much of it and doubt if I'll watch it again to find out.Published on December 1, 2013 by Denise J. Murray
Ok, What a Movie.. kept me at the edge of my seat.. I am very happy I got this DVD in my Dvd Collection!Published on April 28, 2013 by Anthony
Again I must go against the grain. I think this is a very good movie. I don't care about Val Kilmer in this one. Read morePublished on July 26, 2010 by Copy RuStar
Wow!!!! I figured that if a movie has Val Kilmer and Christian Slater in it. Then it has to be a good movie. Man was I wrong. I didn't think a movie could be this bad. Read morePublished on February 15, 2010 by LectricEye
Hard Cash is a solid action film. Great cast, Val Kilmer is awsome in this. I saw the cool packaging and had to pick this up. Read morePublished on March 18, 2009 by WONKA
Okay, this movie probably deserves three stars but I gave it four because despite being unrealistic at times this is a good flick. Read morePublished on September 10, 2004 by Angelo Salvo
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