Hard Times

Hard Times (1975)

New Orleans, 1933. In those days words didn't say much.

  • Genre: Drama, Action, Crime
  • Release Date: 1975-08-13
  • User Rating: 6.7/10 from 191 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 33min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Columbia Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Walter Hill
star 6.7/10
From 191 Ratings


In the depression, Chaney, a strong silent streetfighter, joins with Speed, a promoter of no-holds-barred street boxing bouts. They go to New Orleans where Speed borrows money to set up fights for Chaney, but Speed gambles away any winnings.

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  • Charles Bronson

    as Chaney
  • James Coburn

    as Spencer "Speed" Weed
  • Jill Ireland

    as Lucy Simpson
  • Strother Martin

    as Poe
  • Margaret Blye

    as Gayleen Schoonover
  • Michael McGuire

    as Gandil
  • Felice Orlandi

    as Le Beau
  • Edward Walsh

    as Pettibon
  • Bruce Glover

    as Doty
  • Robert Tessier

    as Jim Henry
  • Nick Dimitri

    as Street
  • Frank McRae

    as Hammerman
  • Maurice Kowalewski

    as Caesare
  • Naomi Stevens

    as Madam
  • Lyla Hay Owen

    as Waitress
  • John Creamer

    as Apartment Manager
  • Robert Castleberry

    as Counterman
  • Becky Allen

    as Poe's Date
  • Joan Kleven

    as Carol
  • Anne Welsch

    as Secretary
  • Fred Lerner

    as Caesare's Hitter
  • Jimmy Nickerson

    as Barge Fighter
  • Chuck Hicks

    as Speed's Hitter
  • Walter Scott

    as Pool Player
  • Max Kleven

    as Pool Player
  • Valerian Smith

    as Handler
  • Bob Minor

    as Zack
  • Larry Martindale

    as Driver
  • Charles W. Schaefer Jr.

    as Card Player
  • Leslie Bonano

    as Card Player
  • Ronnie Philips

    as Cajun Fighter
  • Ron Centanni

    as Fight Spectator (uncredited)
  • M.C. Gainey

    as Party Guest at Mansion (uncredited)
  • Brion James

    as Man (uncredited)
  • Laura Misch Owens

    as Prostitute (uncredited)
Directing Walter Hill Director
Writing Walter Hill Screenplay
Writing Bryan Gindoff Screenplay
Writing Bruce Henstell Screenplay
Writing Bryan Gindoff Story
Production Lawrence Gordon Producer
Editing Roger Spottiswoode Editor
Production Jane Feinberg Casting
Production Mike Fenton Casting
Writing Bruce Henstell Story
Production Fred Lemoine Associate Producer
Production Paul Maslansky Executive Producer
Sound Barry De Vorzon Original Music Composer
Camera Philip H. Lathrop Director of Photography
Crew Gerald Endler Special Effects
Art Dennis W. Peeples Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Jack Bear Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Joe DiBella Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Phil Rhodes Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Joe Torrenueva Hair Designer
Costume & Make-Up Ferdinand Zoren Veltman Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Vivienne Walker Hairstylist
Production Fred Lemoine Unit Production Manager
Directing Michael Daves Assistant Director
Directing Nathan Haggard Second Assistant Director
Sound Michael Colgan Sound Editor
Sound Donald F. Johnson Sound Mixer
Directing Bonnie Prendergast Script Supervisor
Production Buzz Feitshans Production Executive
Art Trevor Williams Art Direction
Art Allan Gordon Property Master
Art Alex Tavoularis Other
Art James T. Woods Set Painter
Art David Coleman Assistant Property Master
Sound Robert Hernandez Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Arthur Piantadosi Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Donald C. Rogers Sound Director
Crew Max Kleven Stunt Coordinator
Crew Nick Dimitri Stunts
Lighting Wilbur Kinnett Gaffer
Camera Carl Manoogian Key Grip
Camera Jim Coe Still Photographer
Editing Dennis Dolan Assistant Editor
Production Norman Webster Location Coordinator
Sound Jerry MacDonald Music Editor
Sound Albert Sendrey Orchestrator
Sound Eddy Lawrence Manson Musician
Crew J.W. Coffman Transportation Coordinator
Crew Gabriel Puccio Picture Car Coordinator
Production Ernest Anderson Publicist
Crew Lynda Gordon Other
Production Elaine Gyorke Producer's Assistant
Production Karen Rasch Production Secretary
Crew Sandy Siegel Other
Production Howard R. Schuster Finance
Lighting Calvin Maehl Gaffer