Celebrating B Movies, Cult Films, and Indie Classics.

Hard Times (1975)

by  |  August 16th, 2011  |  Action/Adventure

Our country is mired in a desperate economic recession… and it naturally made me think of Walter Hill’s excellent depression era film Hard Times (1975) about a bare knuckle fighter (Charles Bronson) who is way too old to be doing what he’s doing and the degenerate gambler (James Coburn) who schemes to make money off of his unknown sure thing.

This film is an old school, man’s man type of movie with all the right kind of acting and choices … it would be ripped off many a time later on (Van Damme’s LIONHEART for one) but not a one really comes close to how awesome this film is. Set in New Orleans and reflecting the hard scrabble times of the Depression, it features some truly kickass fights in addition to Strother Martin. What more can a guy ask for?

If you haven’t seen it yet, rent Hard Times (1975) right away … if you have seen the film, here’s the final fight scene so you can watch it again

Hard Times Final Fight by Shadowninja80

It took a week just to film that last fight. And it is totally cool.

No school like the old school, right?

That is all.


Josh James is a screenwriter and playwright currently based in New York City, author of the original screenplays A Black Heart (Bunce Media & Captivate Entertainment) A Natural High (Videe This Inc) and The Jones Party (Barking Dog Productions). Josh also adapted Peter Biskind’s book Down & Dirty Pictures into a screenplay, wrote the thriller Block Island for Adler Gray Productions and a production polish on LLeju’s Road Kill, directed by John Stockwell. He is the author of many plays that have been produced all over New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, London and all across the United States.

Friday Foster (1975)
5 Awesome Westerns That Were Re-made (or should be re-mastered)
Escape Plan (2013)

Leave a Comment

Connect with Facebook


About AwesomeBMovies.com

AwesomeBMovies.com brings you the very best in B Movies, Cult Films and other Indie classics that may have flown under your radar or may not have gotten the attention they truly deserve.