Writer-director Hill's first feature is a picturesque action film about a bareknuckle streetfighter (Bronson) who drifts into Depression-era New Orleans and hooks up with a small-time gambler. The gambler takes over the boxer's career, arranging illegal fights and involving him in a scheme to fleece some gangsters. Hill's eye for atmosphere combined with Bronson's best tough-guy role makes for a winning combination.
Walter Hill - Screenwriter/Director/Prod.
Margaret Blye - American Actress/"Hombre"
Maggie Blye - American Actress/"Hombre"
Lawrence Gordon - Producer, 1970s-/ 48 HOURS, PREDATOR, TOMB RAIDER
Bryan Gindorff - Screenwriter/Producer
Philip H. Lathrop - American Director of Photography
Strother Martin - American Supporting Actor
Bruce Henstell - Screenwriter\"Hard Times"
Jill Ireland - Actress/Dancer/In USA
Trevor Williams - Production Designer, PRETTY BABY ((1978), FUTUREWORLD
Charles Bronson - American Actor
Charles Buchinski - American Actor
Charles Buchinsky - American Actor
Charles Bunchinsky - American Actor
James Coburn - American actor, THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN/AFFLICTION
Roger Spottiswoode - Director/Prod./Screenwriter
Max Kleven - Second Unit Director/Stunt Coord.
"The violence in HARD TIMES is swift and pulpy -- its thrilling to watch Chaney K.O. his first opponent with a blink-and-youll-miss-it punch." - 05/03/2013 New York Times
"Directed with great precision and sobriety, HARD TIMES itself seems the taciturn opposite of so much of the unruly, loquacious American cinema of the 1970s..." - 07/07/2013 New York Times