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Also known as The Streetfighter, Hard Times stars Charles Bronson as Chaney, an aging bare-knuckle boxer, trying to scratch out a living in the middle of the Depression. "Speed" (James Coburn) is the two-bit promoter who books Chaney in the tank towns of the South and Midwest. He is briefly reinvigorated by an affair with the lovely Lucy (Jill Ireland, Mrs. Bronson in real life), but it's back to the seedy realm before too long. Hard Times represented the directorial debut of Walter Hill, who even at this early stage demonstrated the gritty verisimilitude that he'd bring to such future projects as Walter Hill (1979) and Walter Hill (1984). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Charles Bronson
as Chaney
James Coburn
as Spencer "Speed" Weed
Jill Ireland
as Luby Simpson
Strother Martin
as Poe
Robert Tessier
as Jim Henry
Nick Dimitri
as Street
Felice Orlandi
as Le Beau
Edward Walsh
as Pettibon
Larry Martindale
as Driver
Bruce Glover
as Doty
Frank McRae
as Hammerman
Lyla Kay Owen
as Diner waitress
Fred Lerner
as Caesare's hitter
Jim Nickerson
as Barge fighter
Chuck Hicks
as Speed's hitter
Max Kleven
as Poolplayer
Bob Minor
as Zack
Frank McRae
as Hammerman
Chuck Hicks
as Speed's hitter
Bruce Glover
as Doty
Max Kleven
as Poolplayer
Jim Nickerson
as Barge fighter
Larry Martindale
as Driver
Lyla Kay Owen
as Diner waitress
Fred Lerner
as Caesare's hitter

Crew

Walter Hill
Director
Lawrence Gordon
Producer
Paul Maslansky
Producer
Bruce Henstell
Screen Story
Bruce Henstell
Screenwriter
Walter Hill
Screenwriter
Philip H. Lathrop
Cinematographer
Barry de Vorzon
Composer (Music Score)
Roger Spottiswoode
Editor
Dennis Peeples
Set Designer
Jack Bear
Costume Designer
Arthur Piantadosi
Sound/Sound Designer
Michael Daves
First Assistant Director
Max Kleven
Stunts
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