- 1h 48m
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A powerful, unflinching glimpse into the dark, bizarre world of the pornography industry. George C. Scott (Academy Award(r) Winner, Best Actor, Patton 1971) gives a strong, sensitive portrayal of a deeply religious Midwestern businessman whose daughter, while on a church-sponsored outing, runs away from home. He hires an oddball detective (Peter Boyle, TV’s “Everybody Loves Raymond”), who learns that the daughter has been making cheap sex films. When the father realizes that he can no longer trust the detective, he decides to hunt for his daughter himself. Posing as a porno film producer casting a new movie, he gathers clues with ferocious determination. His treacherous journey gives him a fast, hard lesson in big-city life and a close-up view of the world of porn, its victims and exploiters. Finally, with the help of a prostitute, he locates his daughter. But is it too late?
© 1979 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: Director Paul Schrader's preoccupations with alienation and faith are given a compelling avatar in George C. Scott's superb performance, although some audiences may find Hardcore too soft to live up to its provocative promise.
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- Genre:Thriller, Drama
- Release Date:February 9, 1979
- Audio Format:Stereo
- Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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