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About Hard Times

Charles Bronson demonstrates exactly what tough is in this two-fisted action drama about a drifter suddenly caught up in the fight game during the Great Depression. Chaney (Bronson), a down-on-his-luck loner, hops a freight train to New Orleans where, on the seedier side of town, he tries to make some quick money the only way he knows how, with his fists. Chaney approaches a hustler named Speed (James Coburn) and convinces him that he can win big money for them both. Chaney wins a few tough illegal fights bare-fisted but Speed's carelessness with his money and indebtedness to a gang of thugs forces Chaney to fight one last match with Street, a huge monster of a man. The final bout is a no-holds-barred, knock-down, drag-out fight that Bronson fans will love.

Screenplay

Walter Hill, Bryan Gindoff, Bruce Henstell

Executive Producer

Paul Maslansky

Director

Walter Hill

Producer

Lawrence Gordon

Actor

Maggie Blye, Charles Bronson, James Coburn, Jill Ireland, Strother Martin