Monday, January 2, 2012
HARD TIMES (1975)
This is probably one of my favorite Charles Bronson flicks because he's basically playing a bad ass throughout the whole movie. He's a guy who doesn't say too much and does his talking with his fists. This, of course, would go on to define Bronson throughout most of the rest of his career. Directed by Walter Hill(his first movie) who would go on to make THE WARRIORS and starring James Coburn and Martin Strother this one is well-acted and really well done all around for a film with a pretty simple plot-line about street-fighting and being a tough guy with honor and all that. It's sort of an earlier, grittier version of ROCKY really. Also appearing in a main villain role is a bald headed fellow named Robert Tessier who would go on to play Mr. Clean in commercials. So if you ever wanted to see a fight between Mr. Bronson and Mr. Clean here's your big chance.