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“Hard Rain” is an action-thriller film directed by . The film follows a security guard named Tom (played by ) who is tasked with transporting $3 million in cash during a flood in a small Indiana town. When a group of criminals led by Jim (played by ) attempt to steal the money, Tom is forced to go to great lengths to protect it, including teaming up with a local woman named Karen (played by ).

As the flood waters rise and the tension escalates, Tom and Karen find themselves in a deadly game of cat and mouse with the criminals, who will stop at nothing to get their hands on the cash.


The film received negative reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, it has an approval rating of 28% based on 39 reviews, with an average rating of 4.1/10. The critical consensus reads: “Hard Rain features mediocre acting and forgettable action sequences, and the flood disaster setting feels underutilized.”


The film was not a major awards contender and did not receive any significant nominations or wins.


The film was not a box office success, grossing only $19.8 million worldwide against a budget of $70 million. However, it has gained a small cult following over the years for its over-the-top action sequences and suspenseful moments. Despite its negative critical reception, some viewers appreciate it as a guilty pleasure action film.

Directed by
Produced by Allison Lyon Segan Ian Bryce Mark Gordon Gary Levinsohn
Written by Graham Yost
Starring , , , , , , ,
Music by Christopher Young
Cinematography Peter Menzies Jr.
Edited by Amnon David Paul Hirsch Gillian L. Hutshing
UGC-PH Tele München BBC Nordisk Film Marubeni Toho PolyGram Filmed Entertainment Mutual Film Company
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
(North America)
PolyGram Filmed Entertainment
Universal Pictures
(current International distribution)
Release date January 16, 1998 (United States) April 3, 1998 (United Kingdom) April 6, 1998 (Germany) May 29, 1998 (Denmark) September 5, 1998 (Japan)
Running time 96 minutes
Countries United States Denmark United Kingdom Germany Japan
Language English
Budget $70 million
Box office $19.9 million (US)

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