- Rated: R
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 51 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: November 17, 1998
- Originally Released: 1991
- Label: Universal Studios
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Single Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 2.35
- Dolby Digital 3.0 - English
- Dolby Digital 3.0 - French
- Additional Release Material:
- Film Highlights
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
- Text/Photo Galleries:
- Production Notes
- Biographies: Cast & Filmmaker
- DVD-ROM Features:
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"It won awards for that little Scottish fellow."
- Talent agent Angie (Penny Marshall) to her client Nick Lang (Michael J. Fox) on the success of Irishman Kenneth Branagh's HENRY V
"It's like a movie, it's so real."
- Nick Lang to John Moss (James Woods)
Rolling Stone - 03/21/1991
"...Smart, sassy fun....Live-wire performances..."
Sight and Sound - 05/01/1991
"...A genuinely powerful forward motion...and a rich look..."
Michael J. Fox and James Woods star in this hilarious action farce. Fox is Nick Lang, a Hollywood superstar trying to break out of his nice guy image who believes he can land a role as a tough cop if he can hangs out with the real thing. Much to the chagrin of maverick NYC cop, John Moss (James Woods) who is assigned the annoying task of baby-sitting his new Hollywood sidekick.
Switching Roles |
- Theatrical release: March 8, 1991.
- Christina Ricci's appearance in THE HARD WAY was her second feature film role. (Her first role was in 1990's MERMAIDS.)
- Rap artist LL Cool J's "Mama Said Knock You Out" can be heard in the first club scene of the movie. The rapper plays Billy in the film.