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on 29 April 2005
Hard Rain is a cross between a disaster and a thriller movie and whilst being a million miles away from being a classic, it does have enough integrity to entertain for its duration and all in all in not a bad old romp at all.
Christian Slater plays Tom, a security guard on a mundane cash run to collect the money from local banks. On the way back to headquarters he and his partner get caught in the flooded town of Huntingburg. Then a little too conveniently Morgan Freeman and his band of crooks appear and hijack the security van. Slater escapes with the money and hides it in a crypt in the local cemetery. Meanwhile local Sheriff, Randy Quaid is dealing with both the evacuation of the town and church renovator Minnie Driver who has brought the unconscious Slater into the jail. Slater had burst into the church earlier whilst escaping from Freeman and his gang and Minnie promptly whacked him with a crucifix mistaking him for a thief.
And so begins a tale of motorboats and floating coffins, baddies and goodies who seem to change sides at the drop of the hat, and more pistols and rifles (that all seem to work perfectly well even after being submerged in water) than you can shake a stick at.
All good fun, and even though the characters are pretty one-dimensional, the thrills and spills do carry you along to the end.