Hard Times 1975 Charles Bronson Fight 2 of 2.
Hard Times is a 1975 film starring Charles Bronson as Chaney, a drifter who travels to Louisiana during the Great Depression and begins competing in illegal bare-knuckled boxing matches. This was Walter Hill's directorial debut.
Directed by Walter Hill
Produced by Lawrence Gordon
Written by Walter Hill (screenplay)
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Starring: Charles Bronson, James Coburn, Jill Ireland
Plot: Chaney (Charles Bronson), a mysterious, down-on-his luck drifter during the Great Depression, arrives in town in the boxcar of a freight train. He comes upon a bare-knuckled street fight run by gamblers. After the bout, he follows one of the fight's organizers, the fast-talking "Speed" (James Coburn). Chaney asks Speed to set up a fight. Betting his few dollars on himself, Chaney wins with a single punch.
Bronson didn't play a tough guy; he was a tough guy! He worked in coal mines from the age of 10, and received $1.00 for every ton of coal he helped bring out of the mines. He also fought in WW2 as a tail gunner.
An underrated film most kids 2 day never heard of . Charlie was a magnificent actor whò was an icon in Hollywood. The true prize fighter . Nimble on the feet .hands like greased lightening .Bob weave duck and HIT . MAY GOD RESERVE A PLACE IN HEAVEN 4 U CHARLIE U R THS MAN.
A TRUE GENTLEMEN . WHEN HE BATTERED TGAT BIG XUNT AT THE FAIR GROUND . THEY INVADED THE BAR . BATTERED ANITHE R 3 OR 4 . GOT THE XASH AND ONLY TOOK WHAT WAS HUS . MY HERO A SOLIX GOOD MAN REST IN PEACE XHARLIE .AS I CAN ASURE U GOD HAD RESERVED A PLACS IN HEAVEN 4 U .
He had that coal miner's hardass physique all his life, like chiseled stone. Shows what hard labor can do for you. It gives you deep strength that most men lack. If you're smart, you won't tangle with a coal minin sonofabitch. I know because I was dumb at least once.
I liked the bar scene too where Bronson hits Edward Walsh(Petibone) with the butt of the pistol and says"thats one way wanna see another?". Awesome Bronson. If i ever was questioned by pigs after slaying a mugger, ill tell em my name is paul kersey.
Walter Hill was such an underrated director. This is such a classy movie. Bronson has never been better...probably his best performance. The final fight is so well choreographed, both men actually doing the stunt work, not an editing orgy you are today.
Greatest their knuckles fist fight ever. Much better than the fight club movie which was over choreographed and cluttered with drama. This is no frills pure hard knuckles. It was also great to see James Coburn who knew and trained with Bruce Lee
Their knuckles and face would've been swollen like a cantaloupe. It would have been better if they filmed them with tape on their hands and shown them with black eyes and broken noses and broken jaws. " Rocky" at least got that part right.
I remember going to see this movie not expecting much, but wow. What I got out of it was : you had to bee real though to make it during the Gt Depression. We should expect hard times coming back again.
It's hard to think of a better model of masculinity than charles bronson. There are a few names that spring to mind of course; i mean it's not like lee marving was whining about his feelings. But for sheer physical presence, it's hard to think of another name. Dude was a wolf.
One thing that often escapes peoples' attention, though Levi Strauss started in 1853, nobody is wearing blue jeans, sneakers or baseball hats. Did people have more class back then or did they simply have more self-respect than to be seen in public looking poorly?
Great movie. Love Bronson and the other famous actors in This scene. But it's such a shame that whites are good at fighting each other but can't defend their homelands against the modern invasion of Islam and blacks. Somehow they have been psychologically disarmed
Bronson is buried in Vermont, not far from the Farm he once owned for more than 20 years. Jill Ireland is also buried with him, her ashes are inside the top of a cane that was placed in his coffin. If you go to the find a grave site, you can see his resting place.