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Hard Eight

1996-02-28 | Drama / Thriller

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A stranger mentors a young Reno gambler who weds a hooker and befriends a vulgar casino regular.
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Stars: Philip Baker Hall, Gwyneth Paltrow

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    New Generation Award

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    Best Cinematography


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Hard Eight FAQ

Hard Eight won 1997 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards.
On July 30, 2021, there were 5190 public reaction to Hard Eight including less successful, interesting character, substantial role, calm, rock solid.
A stranger mentors a young Reno gambler who weds a hooker and befriends a vulgar casino regular..
The director of Hard Eight is Paul Thomas Anderson.
The certification of Hard Eight is R.
The casts of Hard Eight are Philip Baker Hall starring as Sydney Brown, Gwyneth Paltrow starring as Clementine, John C. Reilly starring as John Finnegan, Samuel L. Jackson starring as Jimmy, F. William Parker starring as Hostage, Philip Seymour Hoffman starring as Young craps player.
The production budget of Hard Eight was 3,000,000 USD.
The revenue of Hard Eight was 222,559 USD.
The release date of Hard Eight is February 28, 1996.
On July 30, 2021, the IMDB rating of Hard Eight is 7.2/10, Rotten Tomato rating is 81/100, Metacritic rating is 78/100, TMDB rating is 6.0/10.
The runtime of Hard Eight is 102 minutes.