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cover: Harsh Times (2005)

Harsh Times (2005)

Director(s): David Ayer

Theatrical Release: 2005

Cast: Christian Bale, Freddy Rodriguez, Eva Longoria, Terry Crews, Noel Guglielmi, Chaka Forman

Genre(s): Drama, crime, Action

Countries: USA


Location in store: Hollywood > Drama

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Running Time: 116m.

An unstable Gulf War veteran with a savior complex receives a shocking wake-up call upon returning stateside and accepting a position with the Department of Homeland Security in the directorial debut of Training Day screenwriter David Ayer. Jim (Christian Bale) is a Gulf War veteran who believes his sworn duty to protect his fellow Americans extends to the streets of Los Angeles, and he longs to fulfill his destiny by joining the LAPD. Rejected by the force and left to ponder his future with his impoverished Mexican paramour -- whom he had intended on bringing to the city after joining the police -- the dejected and unemployed veteran is offered a second shot at helping his country when he is subsequently approached by the Department of Homeland Security. As Jim and his unemployed best friend, Mike (Freddy Rodriguez), carve a swath of chaos through the streets of Los Angeles, the weight of their American dream soon comes crashing down in a devastating blow that threatens to dash their high hopes for a bright future. (allmovie.com)

Member Reviews


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Decent Thriller-Drama by RW - June 1, 2008
I was excited, in a guilty pleasure way, when I saw the previews with Christian Bale playing a Los Angeles Cholo back from serving in the Middle East, trying to get recruited to the FBI. It actually turned out to be a thoughtful action / downward spiraling ensemble drama. From the creator of Training Day.
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