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      Hard Ground

      TV-PG 2003 1h 36m Western Drama List
      Reviews 43% Audience Score 500+ Ratings Wrongfully imprisoned for 11 years, a bounty hunter (Burt Reynolds) teams with a sheriff (Bruce Dern) to find an escaped convict and his gang. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Sit light in your saddle and don't bruise your brain John "Chill" McKay and Billy Bucklin are convicted criminals on their way to Yuma Federal Prison. John was wrongfully accused while Billy is a ruthless outlaw. Friends of Billy's breaks him out of jail, and in doing so, also release John. John is fine with never seeing Billy again until he discovers that his son is one of the individuals responsible for bringing him in. It looks like John will need to find his son and help him bring Billy to justice despite being an outlaw himself. "There ain't no women within 20 miles from here and there ain't no pretty women in twice that distance." Frank Q. Dobbs, director of Enter the Devil, Hotwire, and Up Hill All of the Way, delivers Hard Ground. The storyline for this picture is interesting and well presented. The story wasn't particularly unique but it was worth following. The script was fairly clever and well delivered and the cast delivers better than average performances. The cast includes Burt Reynolds, Bruce Dern, Martin Kove, Seth Peterson, and Amy Jo Johnson. "It's a white woman. You can't sell a white woman." Hard Ground was a film I came across while flicking through the channels last night. I thought it would be fun to see Burt Reynolds in a western and was not disappointed with this movie. The villain was excellent and presented well and the action scenes were better than anticipated. Overall, this won't be the best western you have ever seen but it is definitely worth your time. "I ain't got no use for drunks. Undependable." Grade: C+ Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member passable time waster...Burts hair looks terrible in the made for tv western Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member quite boring. father and son had no words for each other. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member decent western has lawman and outlaw joining forces Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member Pretty good made for tv western that derives most of its charm from having Reynolds & Dern in the saddle (even if it feels like a swan song)..I just don't feel like I belong in this century; sooner or later none of us will Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Here a movie that is as good as it can be Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Wrongfully imprisoned for 11 years, a bounty hunter (Burt Reynolds) teams with a sheriff (Bruce Dern) to find an escaped convict and his gang.
      Director
      Frank Q. Dobbs
      Producer
      Robert A. Halmi, Larry Levinson, Nick Lombardo
      Screenwriter
      Frank Q. Dobbs, David S. Cass Sr.
      Production Co
      Columbia
      Rating
      TV-PG (V)
      Genre
      Western, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Apr 26, 2005
      Runtime
      1h 36m