Hardcore Henry (2016)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 36 mins

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Henry wakes up to find that his missing limbs are replaced with cybernetic parts, struggles to recharge his robotic body parts, while he tries to rescue his wife from a group of mercenaries led by the telekinetic Akan.

Cast: Danila Kozlovsky, Haley Bennett, Sharlto Copley, Tim Roth

Crew: Ilya Naishuller (Director), Fedor Lyass (Director of Photography), Pasha Kapinos (Director of Photography), Vsevolod Kaptur (Director of Photography), Darya Charusha (Music Director)

Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Release Dates: 15 Apr 2016 (India), 07 Apr 2016 (Malaysia), 14 Apr 2016 (Singapore)

Tagline: First they made him dangerous. Then they made him mad.

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Did you know? The scene where Henry slides down an escalator and knocks a woman violently to the ground wasn't planned. An extra missed her mark and was standing in the wrong area, resulting in her being knocked over. After the take she reportedly popped up and asked if they'd gotten the shot. Read More
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as Estelle
as Jimmy
as Henry's Father
as Park Thug #2
as Lighter Thief Mercenary
as Elevator Guard #2
as Elevator Guard #3
as Elevator Guard #1
as Slick Dmitry
as Police Officer #1
as Keycard Guard
as Tray-In-The-Head John In Brothel
as Car Fetishist
as Young Bully #2
as Katya the Dominatrix
as Angry Prostitute
as Headphones Guy
as Timothy / Higher-Self Merc
as Stoner
as Young Bully #1
as Young Bully #3
as Anti-cat Guard
as Ella the Whore
as Marty
as Waterbottle Kid
as Thug in the Water #2
as Yuri
as One-arm dog walker
as Brothel Madam
as Police Officer #2
as Shop Girl
as Waterkid's Girlfriend
as Thug in the Water #1
as Concerned Boy
as Park Thug #1
as Parking Lot Security
as Brothel Barman
as Security Guy Interacting With Pliers
as Olga the Dominatrix
as Concerned Girl #1
as Escalator face plant girl
as Stoner's Girlfriend
as Book Reader
as Staircase Guard
as Concerned Girl #2
as Windshield Merc
as Robbie

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Director of Photography
Still Photographer
Steadicam Operator
Camera Operator

Music

Music Director
Music Editor

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Sound Designer
Sound Re-recording Mixer
Sound Effects Editor
Sound Editor

Casting

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Costume and Wardrobe

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Editorial

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
English
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
Dolby Atmos
Camera:
GoPro HD Hero3
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 (Flat), 2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Archival Source:
QubeVault (Real Image Media Technologies) [Digital]
Taglines:
First they made him dangerous. Then they made him mad.
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Trivia:
Nearly entirely shot using GoPro Hero3 Black Edition cameras.

Sharlto Copley called this film as the most challenging of his acting career.

Crowdfunding was used to get additional funds during post-production.

The film premiered as "Hardcore" at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival on September 12, 2015. The film became one of the most popular movies at the festival, and led to a bidding war between Lionsgate, Universal, and STX Entertainment. Ultimately, STX acquired worldwide rights to "Hardcore", including a wide release commitment, for $10 million, becoming the studio's first festival acquisition. It was retitled "Hardcore Henry" for its domestic release.

According to Sharlto Copley the stuntmen for this film were so impressive, that the total injuries of the cast and crew were only 5 stitches and 1 chipped tooth.

Darya Charusha, who plays a dominatrix biker, is also the film's composer.

Before this film, writer and director Ilya Naishuller made several music videos for his Russian indie rock band "Biting Elbows". The videos were shot in the same style: Fast paced, first person perspective action videos.

BigThink.com called the director "the next Quentin Tarantino".

Feature film debut of director Ilya Naishuller.

The video game "Payday 2" had a cross-promotion before the movie's release. It came with heists relating to the film's plot, along with a new playable character and new weapons.

The scene where Henry slides down an escalator and knocks a woman violently to the ground wasn't planned. An extra missed her mark and was standing in the wrong area, resulting in her being knocked over. After the take she reportedly popped up and asked if they'd gotten the shot.

When asked which stunts were most difficult to film, Sharlto Copley cited elbowing a man out of a moving vehicle while driving and director Ilya Naishuller described the escalator scene. That was the last sequence shot in a late production reshoot, after Naishuller concluded that the shot was too dull and needed "something extra".