HARD TO KILL
Release Date: February 09, 1990
Starring: Steven Seagal, Kelly LeBrock,
& Frederick Coffin
Genre: Police Action-Drama
Runtime: Approximately 96 minutes
Distributor: Warner Brothers
Director: Bruce Malmuth
Producer: Gary Adelson
Writer: Steven McKay
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Storm emerges from his coma in 1990 after seven years, and his true identity becomes known. After playing cat-and-mouse with a would-be assassin, he is whisked away by his attendant nurse to an isolated country home. There he convalesces, which includes resuming his martial arts training, practicing acupuncture in front of a Buddha statue and having sex with the nurse.
Storm makes contact with O'Malley, who, intimidated by the corrupt policemen connected with the senator, was forced to resign from the department. Their plan is to use the audio tape that O'Malley has kept, and the stashed videotape which Storm plans to retrieve, to bring the senator to justice.
The action scenes are hokey and unbelievable, especially when Storm obliterates over a dozen machine gun-equipped henchmen with his semi-automatic pistol. However, everything is possible when you're "hard to kill." Also, the film advocates revenge; and, if that ungodly premise isn't enough, the movie paints an unreasonable and inaccurate picture of politics by depicting the corrupt senator living in a lair surrounded by no one except thugs. Drug overlords and kingpins have been presented with more depth than this fellow. Do yourself a favor and skip HARD TO KILL.