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Walter Hill

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Hard TimesHard Times (Street Fighter) (1975) Recommended
Dir. Walter Hill
Feat. Charles Bronson, James Coburn, Jill Ireland
During the Great Depression Charles Bronson fights economic gloom with his fists in this invigorating punch–fest from the action ace Walter…
Driver, TheDriver, The (1978)
Dir. Walter Hill
Feat. Ryan O'Neal, Bruce Dern, Isabelle Adjani
Memorable exercise in action stylistics from dir. Hill (THE WARRIORS), which opposes specialist getaway driver Ryan O’Neal with maniacal cop Bruce…
Warriors, TheWarriors, The (1979) Recommended
Dir. Walter Hill
Feat. Michael Beck, James Remar
NY street–gang Warriors, stranded far from their home–turf, must risk crossing the territory of a dozen other hostile gangs. Sleek yet…
Long Riders, TheLong Riders, The (1980)
Dir. Walter Hill
Feat. David Carradine, Keith Carradine, Robert Carradine
Sombre treatment of the perennial Jesse James/Cole/Younger–gang saga, starring real–life brothers Carradine, Keach and Quaid, does…
Southern ComfortSouthern Comfort (1981) Recommended
Dir. Walter Hill
Feat. Keith Carradine, Powers Boothe, Fred Ward
A foolish National Guard unit encounter anything but Southern hospitality while on training manoeuvres in the Louisiana bayous. This allegory of the…
48hrs48hrs (48 Hours) (1982) Recommended
Dir. Walter Hill
Feat. Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte, Annette O'Toole
Eddie Murphy excels in his film debut as a street–smart ex–con who teams up with veteran cop Nick Nolte to track down some bad…
Streets of FireStreets of Fire (1984)
Dir. Walter Hill
Feat. Willem Dafoe, Michael Pare, Rick Moranis
Surprise hit is an unusual blending of motorcycles, 50s rock'n'roll melodrama and tough, futuristic street action. Lane plays a pop diva who is…
CrossroadsCrossroads (1986)
Dir. Walter Hill
Feat. Ralph Macchio, Jami Gertz, Joe Seneca
Great Ry Cooder music peps this light drama in which Ralph Macchio seeks lost blues tunes in the Deep South.
Extreme PrejudiceExtreme Prejudice (1987)
Dir. Walter Hill
Feat. Nick Nolte, Powers Boothe, Maria Conchita Alonso
Former childhood friends Boothe and Nolte find themselves on opposite sides of the law, and in love with the same woman in this gritty modern…
Red HeatRed Heat (1988)
Dir. Walter Hill
Feat. Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Belushi, Peter Boyle
Director reworks his 48HRS for Arnie and Belushi as mismatched cops on a mission in Moscow.
Johnny HandsomeJohnny Handsome (1989)
Dir. Walter Hill
Feat. Mickey Rourke, Ellen Barkin, Elizabeth McGovern
Mickey Rourke plays a deformed petty criminal who takes the rap for a major robbery. In prison he is given a new handsome face and proceeds to avenge…
Tales from the CryptTales from the Crypt (1990)
Dir. Robert Zemeckis, Walter Hill, Richard Donner
Feat. Miguel Ferrer, Roy Brocksmith
Three gruesome anecdotes featuring; an out–of–work executioner who turns vigilante, an adulterous housewife who gets a sharp Christmas…
Another 48 HoursAnother 48 Hours (1990)
Dir. Walter Hill
Feat. Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte, Brion James
Barely adequate sequel to the buddy–cop smash hit.
TrespassTrespass (1992)
Dir. Walter Hill
Feat. Ice-T, Ice-Cube, Bill Paxton
Two firemen set off to claim a 50–year buried stolen fortune, but their dreams turn sour when they encounter an unhospitable street gang headed…
GeronimoGeronimo (1994)
Dir. Walter Hill
Feat. Wes Studi, Robert Duvall, Gene Hackman
Intelligent, if unremarkable, big–budget Western that chronicles the U.S. Army's attempt to bring down the great Apache warrior,…
Wild BillWild Bill (1995)
Dir. Walter Hill
Feat. Jeff Bridges, Ellen Barkin, John Hurt
Evocatively intercuts the remorseful twilight of gunfighter Wild Bill Hicock's life, with a series of tangy, sepia–toned flashbacks.
Last Man StandingLast Man Standing (1996)
Dir. Walter Hill
Feat. Bruce Willis, Bruce Dern, Christopher Walken
Gunslinger Bruce Willis dishes up violent justice for two factions of bootleggers in an actioner that ropes in western, mob movie, film noir and even…
Bullet to the HeadBullet to the Head (2012)
Dir. Walter Hill
Feat. Sylvester Stallone, Sung Kang, Sarah Shahi
A jaded hitman (Stallone) teams up with an embattled cop in this muscular Big Easy crime story, elevated by the seasoned, strong–arm direction…

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