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Harsh Times

Jim Davis is an ex-Army Ranger who finds himself slipping back into his old life of petty crime after a job offer from the LAPD evaporates. His best friend is pressured by his girlfriend Sylvia to find a job, but Jim is more interested in hanging out and making cash from small heists, while trying to get a law enforcement job so he can marry his Mexican girlfriend.

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Released: Nov 10th, 2006
Budget: $2,000,000.00
Revenue: $3,335,839.00

Harsh Times Main Cast

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Christian Bale
Christian Bale
plays Jim Luther Davis
Freddy Rodríguez
Freddy Rodrí…
plays Mike Alonzo
Eva Longoria
Eva Longoria
plays Sylvia
Chaka Forman
Chaka Forman
plays Toussant
Tammy Trull
Tammy Trull
plays Marta
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • SPOILER: The film was released by Bauer Martinez Entertainment, however this was not the first company writer/director David Ayer went to. Ayer had originally sold the script to another company, but they demanded changes that Ayer was unwilling to implement. They wanted several flashback scenes of Jim (Christian Bale) and Mike (Freddy Rodríguez) as kids, to help establish their bond, they wanted less profanity, and they also wanted the ending of the film changed, so that Jim survives, and puts his life back together. Ayer refused to make the changes, and purchased the script back.
  • Emilio Rivera, who plays the ill-fated Eddy who the main characters try to sell their gun to, also acted behind the scenes as a dialect and culture coach for the Welsh Christian Bale and the Chicago-born, Puerto Rican Freddy Rodríguez.
  • The license plate 2GAT123, which appears in this film, has also featured in many other films, including Beverly Hills Cop II, Traffic, Pay It Forward, Mulholland Drive, Crazy/Beautiful, L.A. Story, Two and a Half Men and S.W.A.T. (which was also written by David Ayer).
  • David Ayer first met Christian Bale when Bale auditioned for Training Day, for the role that ultimately went to Ethan Hawke. Ayer liked Bale's intensity, and gave him the Harsh Times script. Bale loved it, and Ayer promised him that if the movie was ever made, he could play Jim. When the movie went into production, Ayer kept his promise.
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