Hard Eight

When good luck is a long shot, you have to hedge your bets.

Hard Eight (1996)


A stranger mentors a young Reno gambler who weds a hooker and befriends a vulgar casino regular.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson

Hard Eight Vodly
Vodly Score: 6.9/10 from 383 votes
Release Date: 1996-02-28
Status: Released
Run time: 96 min / 1:36
Budget: $3,000,000
Revenue: $222,559
Production Companies : Trinity Filmed Entertainment, Rysher Entertainment, Green Parrot
Production Country: United States of America


Philip Baker Hall
as Sydney Brown
Gwyneth Paltrow
as Clementine
John C. Reilly
as John Finnegan
Samuel L. Jackson
as Jimmy
F. William Parker
as Hostage
Philip Seymour Hoffman
as Young craps player
Melora Walters
as Jimmy's girl
Robert Ridgely
as Keno manager
Nathanael Cooper
as Restroom attendant
Wynn White
as Waitress
Kathleen Campbell
as Keno girl
Michael J. Rowe
as Pit boss
Peter D'Allesandro
as Bartender
Steve Blane
as Stickman/Cocktail waitress
Jean Langer
as Cashier
Andy Breen
as Groom
Renee Breen
as Bride
Jane W. Brimmer
as Aladdin Cashier
Mark Finizza
as Desk clerk
Richard Gross
as Floorman
Cliff Keeley
as Aladdin change booth attendant
Carrie McVey
as El Dorado cashier
Truman Robbins
as Pastor
Ernie Anderson
as Pants on fire person
Wendy Weidman
as Pants on fire person
Jason "Jake" Cross
as Pants on fire person


Sound Jon Brion Original Music Composer
Production John S. Lyons Producer
Camera Robert Elswit Director of Photography
Production Robert Jones Producer
Writing Paul Thomas Anderson Screenplay
Directing Paul Thomas Anderson Director
Production Daniel Lupi Co-Producer
Production Fran├žois Duplat Executive Producer
Production Hans Brockmann Executive Producer
Sound Kevin Kubota Boom Operator
Production Christine Sheaks Casting
Sound Michael Penn Original Music Composer
Costume & Make-Up Mark Bridges Costume Design
Editing Barbara Tulliver Editor
Production Keith Samples Executive Producer
Sound Paula Fairfield Sound Effects Editor
Art Michael Krantz Art Direction
Art Nancy Deren Production Design
Sound Daniel Pellerin Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Camera Jason "Jake" Cross Grip
Production Helene Mulholland Associate Producer
Art David A. Koneff Set Decoration
Production Daniel P. Collins Unit Production Manager
Production Craig Markey Production Manager
Sound John Brasher Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Marty Hutcherson Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Richard King Sound Designer
Crew Geno Hart Transportation Coordinator
Sound Carlos Isais Sound Recordist
Directing Elizabeth Ludwick-Bax Script Supervisor
Editing Phil Hetos Color Timer
Sound Mark Weingarten Production Sound Mixer
Camera Mark Tillie Still Photographer
Lighting Kelly Clear Gaffer
Camera Rick Stribling Key Grip
Camera Tim Soronen Grip
Editing Theresa Repola Mohammed Negative Cutter
Lighting Martha Fay Best Boy Electric
Sound Jeffrey R. Payne Sound Editor
Crew Glenn Knowlton Transportation Co-Captain
Camera James Irons Best Boy Grip
Camera Bob Ivanjack Dolly Grip
Camera Alan Parr Dolly Grip
Crew Al Boone Transportation Captain
Crew Chris Waldoch Transportation Co-Captain
Art Mark Harrington Property Master

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