Hardcore


1h 48m 1979
Hardcore

Brief Synopsis

When Michigan businessman Jake Van Dorn lets his teenage daughter go on a church trip to California, she never returns. Jake hires Los Angeles investigator Andy Mast to look for her, and Mast turns up a pornographic film she's recently appeared in. Both stunned and increasingly disappointed with the police, Jake travels to California where he poses as an adult-film producer in hopes of finding someone who's seen his little girl.

Film Details

Also Known As
Hardcore Life, The
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Thriller
Release Date
1979
Production Company
Columbia Pictures; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.
Distribution Company
Columbia-Emi-Warner; Sony Pictures Releasing

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Metrocolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.85 : 1

Synopsis

When the wealthy and conservative Jake Van Dorn learns that his daughter is appearing in pornographic films, he desperately tries to locate her and bring her home. Van Dorn begins talking to pimps, prostitutes and other members of a world he has never known to find his daughter, and eventually poses as an X-rated film producer hoping that she will show up for an job interview.

Film Details

Also Known As
Hardcore Life, The
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Thriller
Release Date
1979
Production Company
Columbia Pictures; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.
Distribution Company
Columbia-Emi-Warner; Sony Pictures Releasing

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Metrocolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.85 : 1

Quotes

Nobody makes it. Nobody shows it. Nobody sees it. It's like it doesn't even exist.
- Andy Mast
Turn it off! Turn if off! TURN IT OFF!!!
- Jake VanDorn

Trivia

Originally Warren Beatty wanted to play the lead role. However, he wanted 'Paul Schrader' to re-write the script so he was would be searching for his sister (not his daughter). When Schrader refused Beatty passed on the project.

Paul Schrader originally had Scott's character discover that his daughter was been killed in a totally unrelated car crash, at which point he simply goes back home. He changed it to Scott finding her against his better judgment.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1990

Released in United States February 1979

Released in United States Winter February 1, 1979

Shown at 33rd Spoleto Festival (Cinema In The Bordello) June 27 - July 15, 1990.

Released in United States 1990 (Shown at 33rd Spoleto Festival (Cinema In The Bordello) June 27 - July 15, 1990.)

Released in United States February 1979

Released in United States Winter February 1, 1979