Hard Way (The)
The life of the mercenary is transitory and violent. They roam the world in packs, feeding off obscure political upsets, internecine wars and the general shabby consequences of man’s continuing efforts to destroy himself. Some, though, are loners. John Connor is one such man.
He’s Irish and he’s one of the world’s top marksmen. But Connor is tired of watching men die; tired of the impersonal hotel rooms, wet streets and ever-present fear of a tap on the door in the dead of night. He has done his last job. Now he wants to settle down in Ireland, perhaps salvage his sinking marriage, and drift gently into obscurity. But there is always one more job to do…
Patrick McGoohan – legendary star of Danger Man and The Prisoner, is John Connor, playing opposite Lee Van Cleef (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly) as the ruthless co-ordinator who coerces him into undertaking one last ‘hit’. Filmed in and around Dublin, with the multi-award winning John Boorman (Hope and Glory, Excalibur) as executive producer and making use of Brian Eno’s innovative ready-made ‘soundtrack’ Music for Films, The Hard Way brilliantly illuminates a bleak and merciless twilight world.
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