The Hard Way


1h 55m 1991

Brief Synopsis

An actor famous for his shallow action roles has an upcoming audition for a serious part in a cop movie. To prepare, he arranges to trail a reluctant, tough-as-nails, rule-breaking detective, and winds up getting involved in a real search for the Manhattan serial killer known as The Party Crasher.

Film Details

Also Known As
Ett tufft jobb, Hard Way, La Maniere forte, Maniere forte, La
MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Action
Adventure
Release Date
1991
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
New York City, New York, USA; Deal, New Jersey, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 55m

Synopsis

An actor famous for his shallow action roles has an upcoming audition for a serious part in a cop movie. To prepare, he arranges to trail a reluctant, tough-as-nails, rule-breaking detective, and winds up getting involved in a real search for the Manhattan serial killer known as The Party Crasher.

Crew

Cyd Adams

Assistant

Tony Adler

Assistant Director

Ken Aguado

Other

G. A. Aguilar

Stunts

Gary Aharoni

Props Assistant

Danny Aiello Iii

Stunts

Kenneth Albanese

Carpenter

Rick Alexander

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Alexis Alexanian

Production Coordinator

Dick Allen

Construction Coordinator

James Ashwill

Foley Mixer

Michael Badalucco

Props Assistant

Gardner Baldwin

Production Assistant

Robert Balzarini

Video Assist/Playback

Bruce Barbour

Stunts

Kevin Bartnof

Foley Artist

Charley Beal

Art Assistant

Michael Beetham

Project Manager

Gary F Bentley

Special Effects

Dana Bertolette

Stunts

Jeff Block

Casting Associate

Paul Bode

Production Assistant

Susan Bode

Set Decorator

James Bolt

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Bruce Botnick

Music

Jonathan Brandstein

Other

Kelly Breidenback

Assistant

Dennis Bridwell

Security

Jeffrey S Brink

Special Effects

Judith Lyn Brown

Production Coordinator

Robbie Bryan

Stand-In

Paul Bucossi

Stunts

Pete Bucossi

Stunts

Neil Burrow

Sound Editor

Jessica Burstein

Photography

Dale Caldwell

Color Timer

Danny Cangemi

Special Effects

John Caper Jr.

Music Editor

Anthony Cappello

Assistant Camera Operator

D.j. Caruso

Associate Producer

Tom Catalano

Special Effects

Casey Cavanaugh

Special Effects

Alexandra Cohen

Office Assistant

Rob Cohen

Producer

Rob Cohen

Unit Director

Christie Colliopoulos

Assistant

Justin Cooke

Location Scout

L.l. Cool J

Song Performer

Joe Coscia

Hair Stylist

Celia D. Costas

Unit Manager Assistant

Cammie Crier

Assistant

Gail Crosby

Assistant

Charlie Croughwell

Stunt Man

Joseph Cuervo

Makeup

Kerrie Cullen

Stunts

Paul Dale

Scenic Artist

Tanya Sharp David

Adr Mixer

John F. Davis

Storyboard Artist

Jerry Deblau

Electrician

John Deblau

Gaffer

Michael Decasper

Assistant

Deborah Lamia Denevar

Hair

Dan Ditolla

Assistant Property Master

Lem Dobbs

From Story

Lem Dobbs

Story By

Lem Dobbs

Screenplay

Antoine L. Douaihy

Location Coordinator

Richard L Douglass

Stunts

Dianne Dreyer

Script Supervisor

Edward Drohan

Other

Frank Dutro

Consultant

Nancy Ellen

Stunts

Karin Epstein

Photography

E J Evans

Stunts

Lee Falon

Location Assistant

William Farley

Hair Stylist

Sylvia Fay

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Joel Fein

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

T Sean Ferguson

Production Assistant

Frank Ferrara

Stunts

Ken Finlay

Gaffer

Susan Fiore

Dga Trainee

Jeff Flach

Location Coordinator

Richard Ford

Rigging Gaffer

Ron Fortunato

Director Of Photography

Ron Fortunato

Dp/Cinematographer

Ernest Foster

Scenic Artist

Alida Frattarola

Scenic Artist

Patricia Freebery

Office Assistant

Eva Fyer

Unit Production Manager

James V Gartland

Construction Coordinator

Vincent Gerardo

Assistant Camera Operator

William Gerardo

Assistant Camera Operator

Patricia Rivers Gillis

Accounting Assistant

Jennifer Goble

Art Assistant

William Gorlin

Other

Frank Graziadei

Other

David Greene

Camera Operator

Joie Gregory

Location Assistant

Nancy Griegel

Accounting Assistant

Alan Haft

Assistant

Brad Hamler

Stand-In

Steven R Hammond

Transportation Coordinator

Dick Hancock

Stunts

Jeff Hand

Steadicam Operator

Barbara Harris

Adr Voice Casting

Gene Harrison

Stunts

Philip Harrison

Production Designer

Douglas C Hart

Assistant Camera Operator

Thomas J Heilig

Transportation Captain

Don Hewitt

Stunts

Jery Hewitt

Stunts

Emma E. Hickox

Assistant Editor

Hilda Hodges

Foley Artist

Dan Hoffman

Visual Effects

Mark J Horder

Original Music

Deirdre Horgan

Script Supervisor

Richard Huggins

Special Effects

Robert Hyams

Assistant Editor

James J Isaacs

Sound Editor

Jeff Jarvis

Special Effects Coordinator

Jeff Jirgal

Grip

Ingrid Johanson

Production Coordinator

Jeff Jones

Associate Editor

Ed Kalinowski

Electrician

Caroline Kallas

Assistant

Kelly Kane

Assistant

Chaim Kantor

Assistant Camera Operator

John Kasarda

Art Director

Stan Keitt

Assistant Camera Operator

Ken Kensei

Stunts

Barbara Anne Klein

Stunts

Nikita Knatz

Storyboard Artist

David Knox

Steadicam Operator

Michael Kozoll

From Story

Michael Kozoll

Story By

Douglas Lackey

Music Editor

Steve Lambert

Stunt Man

Ilene S Landress

Assistant Production Accountant

Mary Jo Lang

Foley Recordist

Conan Lee

Stunts

Tony Lombardo

Editor

Greg W Lowe

Adr

David Lowry

Grip

Edward W Lowry

Dolly Grip

Martin Lowry

Dolly Grip

Bruce Maccallum

Camera Operator

Anthony Maggi

Special Effects

Mike Maggi

Special Effects

John Magoun

Art Assistant

Bobby Mancuso

Assistant Camera Operator

Kelly L Manger

Assistant Sound Editor

William L Manger

Sound Editor

Dean Manly

Assistant Sound Editor

Bernadette Mazur

Makeup

James Mazzola

Property Master

Jeff Mazzola

Assistant Property Master

Donald M. Mcalpine

Director Of Photography

Donald M. Mcalpine

Dp/Cinematographer

Timothy Mcdowell

Extras Casting Assistant

Kathy Mcgill

Production Accountant

Peter Mcintosh

Coproducer

Peter Mcintosh

Unit Production Manager

John Mcleod

Special Effects

William G Mensching

Technical Supervisor

Andrew J Miller

Special Effects

Billy Miller

Key Grip

Richard Mingalone

Camera Operator

Carlos Moore

Production Assistant

Mindy Morgenstern

Office Assistant

Frank Morriss

Editor

Keith Mouat

Sound Editor

Jeni Munn

Other

Ed Murphy

Stand-In

Robert Musco

Wardrobe Supervisor

Dan Nalepka

Production Assistant

David Orr

Color Timer

Richard L Oswald

Dialogue Editor

John Ottesen

Special Effects

Ron Ottesen

Special Effects

Lois Otto Nalepka

Office Assistant

Conrad Palmisano

Stunt Coordinator

John Pannuccio

Dolly Grip

Peter Pastorelli

Location Manager

Diane Peterson

Stunts

John Petraglia

Other

John M Phillips

Sound Editor

Bridget Pickering

Assistant

Pee Wee Piemonte

Stunts

George Potts

Assistant Costume Designer

Thomas Prate

Key Grip

Robert Primes

Director Of Photography

Robert Primes

Dp/Cinematographer

Lorin Prince

Dga Trainee

Richard Prouse

Scenic Artist

Rick Provenzano

Hair Stylist

Dallas Puett

Associate Editor

Daniel Pyne

Screenplay

Mike Reedy

Special Effects

Lisa Rielle

Stand-In

Film Details

Also Known As
Ett tufft jobb, Hard Way, La Maniere forte, Maniere forte, La
MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Action
Adventure
Release Date
1991
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
New York City, New York, USA; Deal, New Jersey, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 55m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video September 12, 1991

Released in United States Spring March 8, 1991

Began shooting May 21, 1990.

Released in United States Spring March 8, 1991

Released in United States on Video September 12, 1991

Completed shooting August 28, 1990.