Critic Reviews of "Hardware"
SFX MagazineOctober 19, 2010
One of those lovingly crafted movies where ingenuity and enthusiasm overcome the budgetary limitations.
Georgia StraightJuly 07, 2010
Stanley's attempts at visual stylishness are so relentless they preclude the simple act of telling a good tale.
Film Freak CentralJanuary 19, 2010
Shut up. Try to pay attention.
BrianOrndorf.comOctober 26, 2009
Nearly two decades later, Hardware retains its merciless poise, and while the filmmaker has slipped into obscurity, his finest work still lunges for the throat.
Bryant Frazer's Deep FocusOctober 14, 2009
They say all you need to make a movie is a girl and a gun. But if you've got a girl and a killer robot, then you're really onto something.
Goatdog's MoviesAugust 16, 2006
Stanley is nothing if not a master of efficient filmmaking.
Needcoffee.comMay 06, 2003
Surprisingly capable sci-fi/monster thriller. And the soundtrack is so cool it can kill from fifty yards away.
New TimesJanuary 16, 2003
Fantastic "future shock" movie about a killer robot run amuck in a postnuclear future. Not to be missed!
eFilmCritic.comJanuary 01, 2000
If the story were as involving as the visual style...
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Actors of "Hardware"
Carl McCoyDescription: Carl McCoy was born in Lambeth, London, and grew up in nearby Brixton.He is a co founder of Gothic Rock band, Fields of the Nephilim. He was lead singer, lyric writer, co composer and artist from 1984 to 1991. In 1992, he left Fields of the Nephilim to form a new band called "The Nefilim"; meanwhile, the rest of the band hired a new lead singer and became "Rubicon". "The Nefilim" released one album and one single in 1996, before Carl fell out with the record label "Beggars Banquet" over tour plans and band presentation. "Rubicon" released two albums and some singles. Carl briefly resurrected the original line up of Fields of the Nephilim for an ill-fated reunion between 1997 to 1998, before musical differences once again divided the band. From 2003 to present, Carl McCoy has been recording and performing as Fields of the Nephilim, accompanied by a new band line up. To date, Fields of the Nephilim have released two EPs, several albums, a live album, a best of album, several singles, a collection of their promo videos, two VHS concert videos, and a DVD. A new live DVD and CD was in the pipeline in August 2010.Alongside his long time partner, Lynn, Carl works as Sheerfaith. Sheerfaith produce artwork, graphic design, animation, sound production and related creative services. Sheerfaith have also been responsible for a number of different pieces of artwork and graphic design for FOTN and Nefilim releases, as well as for band merchandise and the official FOTN web site.Carl McCoy had a cameo role in the 1990 horror film "Hardware", written and directed by his friend Richard Stanley. Richard also directed the first two Fields of the Nephilim promo videos, Preacherman and Blue Water, as well as assisted with the bands distinctive western look. More recently, Richard has recorded numerous Fields of the Nephilim concerts for a proposed DVD entitled "Ceremonies".Carl also assisted on the 2000 film "The 13th Sign", by voicing the villain (Dravel), operating the second assistant camera (as Sheerfaith), and by providing the closing credits music (Darkcell AD).Having shown an interest in the occult from a young age, Carl has his own occult order known as the Order of the 24th Moment.Carl McCoy has a partner called Lynn, and two daughters, Scarlett and Eden.He lives in England.
Iggy PopBirth date: 21 April 1947, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USADescription: Legendary Rock 'n' Roll wildman and substance abuser. Recorded a series of classic rock albums with The Stooges and later as a solo artist. Worked extensively with David Bowie.
Dylan McDermottBirth date: 26 October 1961, Waterbury, Connecticut, USADescription: A Golden Globe winner and Emmy nominee, Dylan McDermott has proved his talent in film, television and theater. He was born Mark Anthony McDermott in Waterbury, Connecticut, to Diane (Marino) and Richard McDermott. Diane was 15 and Richard was 17 when Dylan was born. Richard earned money by hustling pool. Dylan is of Italian (from his maternal grandfather), Irish, English and French descent. During Dylan's early years, his parents separated. In 1967, when Dylan was five, his mother was murdered by her live-in boyfriend. The murder was initially ruled an accidental shooting occurring while her boyfriend cleaned his gun, but police reopened the case in 2012 and revealed evidence showing it was impossible for her death to be have been accidental. Dylan and his sister Robin, who was then six months old, were taken in by their grandmother, Avis (Rogers) Marino.When Dylan was 15, his father met and married playwright/activist Eve Ensler. Eve adopted Dylan. Eve encouraged him to go to acting school and Fordham University in New York City. He met his now ex-wife, Shiva Rose, at a coffee shop in Venice, California, on the same day he got a big acting break by being cast in the film In the Line of Fire (1993) with Clint Eastwood. As a result of his connection with Eastwood, Dylan attended a dinner honoring Clint. There, he met Jeffrey Kramer, a man who used to frequent a bar where Dylan had earlier worked. Kramer was, at that time, the president of David E. Kelley Productions. He asked Dylan to meet David E. Kelley for a then-upcoming series about lawyers, The Practice (1997), and the rest was history. Another mentor of Dylan is Joanne Woodward, who discovered him while he was doing workshops at the Neighborhood Playhouse. The series earned him a Golden Globe in 1999 and nominations in 2000 and 2001, as well as an Emmy nomination in 1999.His film credits include The Pang Brother's The Messengers (2007); Wonderland (2003); Home for the Holidays (1995); Steel Magnolias (1989); Hamburger Hill (1987); Miracle on 34th Street (1994); In the Line of Fire (1993) and Burning Palms (2010). McDermott's television credits include the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced TNT drama, Dark Blue (2009); and TNT's dramatic limited series, The Grid (2004), opposite Julianna Margulies.In 2008, McDermott starred in Nicky Silver's "Three Changes" at Playwrights Horizons. Starring opposite Maura Tierney, the play follows an uncomfortably married Upper West Side couple. Additionally, in September 2006, McDermott was on stage in Eve Ensler's new play, "The Treatment". Ensler's play explored the relationship between a traumatized former military interrogator (McDermott) and his psychologist Colonel, who is assigned to give him routine treatment. The play opened the Impact Festival 2006, a New York City-wide arts festival as part of the Culture Project. McDermott was nominated for a Drama League Award for his performance.McDermott appeared on television in the first season of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk's FX drama, American Horror Story (2011), opposite Connie Britton and Jessica Lange.McDermott co-starred in Jay Roach's comedy, The Campaign (2012), opposite Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis. McDermott played "Tim Wattley", a political consultant who runs the campaign of a candidate from North Carolina. The Warner Bros. film was released on August 10, 2012. That year, McDermott was also seen in the indie coming-of-age drama, The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), alongside Logan Lerman (playing Lerman's character's father), Emma Watson, Paul Rudd, Ezra Miller and Mae Whitman.In 2013, McDermott had a supporting role in Antoine Fuqua's Olympus Has Fallen (2013), alongside Aaron Eckhart and Gerard Butler. The film followed a former Secret Service agent who becomes America's only hope when the President is taken hostage by terrorists.McDermott's additional theatre credits include Neil Simon's production of "Biloxi Blues" on Broadway and "Golden Boy", directed by Joanne Woodward at the Williamstown Theater Festival.
John LynchBirth date: 26 December 1961, Corrinshego, Newry, Northern Ireland, UKDescription: John Lynch was born on December 26, 1961 in Corrinshego, Newry, Northern Ireland. He is an actor, known for Sliding Doors (1998), Black Death (2010) and The Secret Garden (1993). He was previously married to Mary McGuckian.
Mark NorthoverBirth date: 27 March 1950Description: Mark Northover was born on March 27, 1950. He was an actor, known for Willow (1988), Hardware (1990) and A Kind of Hush (1999). He died on June 6, 2004 in Upton, Dorset, England.
Stacey TravisBirth date: 29 August 1964, Dallas, Texas, USADescription: Stacey, born and raised in Dallas, Texas, attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in the United Kingdom and graduated with a degree in film from USC.Her film credits include, Cindy in The Great Buck Howard (2008), Amanda Bynes mother in Easy A (2010), Geoffrey Rush's wife Bonnie in the Coen Brother's film Intolerable Cruelty (2003), Dana in Ghost World (2001), Barry Levinson's film Bandits (2001) and Steven Soderbergh's Oscar winning film Traffic (2000). Traffic was the recipient of SAG Award for "Outstanding Performance by a Cast".She has done recent dramatic turns on television in Life (2007), Private Practice (2007) and The Riches (2007). Her comedic performances include Men of a Certain Age (2009), Desperate Housewives (2004) and Entourage (2004) to name a few.Stacey is a founding member of The Echo Theatre Company. With the theatre group Huggermugger, she played Countess Orsini in Gotthold Ephraim Lessing's 'Emilia Galotti' and in Victorien Sardou's 'A Scrap of Paper'.Her brother Greg Travis is an actor and comedian who also resides in Los Angeles.
Paul McKenzieBirth date: 29 August 1964, Dallas, Texas, USADescription: Paul McKenzie is an actor, known for Hardware (1990), Stars of the Roller State Disco (1984) and Buddy's Song (1991).
LemmyBirth date: 24 December 1945, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, UKDescription: Lemmy was born on December 24, 1945 in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England as Ian Fraser Kilmister. He died on December 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
William HootkinsBirth date: 5 July 1948, Dallas, Texas, USADescription: William Michael Hootkins was born on July 5, 1948, in Dallas, Texas. He moved to London, England in the early '70s and lived there up until 2002. Hootkins was an actor at Theatre Intime while attending Princeton University where he learned how to speak fluent Mandarin Chinese. He also trained as an actor at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, and attended St. Marks, where he was in the same theater group as Tommy Lee Jones. The imposingly bulky and heavyset Hootkins first began acting in films and TV shows alike in the mid '70s. His more noteworthy parts include the first of the Rebel fighter pilots to get killed while attacking the Death Star in "Star Wars", scientist Topol's bumbling oaf assistant in "Flash Gordon", Major Eaton, sent by the US government in "Raiders of the Lost Ark", one of Rod Steiger's demented sons in "American Gothic", a corrupt police lieutenant in "Batman", a disgusting sleazy voyeur in "Hardware", a coarse South African police chief in "Dust Devil", the mysterious and duplicitous Mr. X in "Hear My Song", a haughty corporate executive in "Death Machine", Santa Claus in "Like Father, Like Santa", and an opera-singing vampire in "The Breed". Moreover, Hootkins had small parts in two "Pink Panther" pictures: he's a taxi driver in both "The Trail of the Pink Panther" and "Curse of the Pink Panther".Among the TV shows he did guest spots on are "Yanks Go Home", "Agony", "Play for Today", "Tales of the Unexpected", "The Life and Times of David Lloyd George", "Brett Maverick", "Cagney and Lacey", "Taxi", "Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense", "Poirot", "Chancer", "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles", "The Tomorrow People", "The West Wing", and "Absolute Power". Hootkins received many accolades for his outstanding performance as Sir Alfred Hitchcock in Terry Johnson's hit play "Hitchcock Blonde". In addition to his substantial film and TV credits, Hootkins was also a popular and prolific voice artist who recorded dozens of plays for BBC Radio Drama; he supplied the voices for such iconic individuals as Orson Welles, J. Edgar Hoover, and Winston Churchill. William Hootkins died of pancreatic cancer on October 23, 2005.
Mac McDonaldBirth date: 18 June 1949, Long Island, New York, USADescription: Mac McDonald (born Terence McDonald in Long Island, New York, USA) is an American actor. He is best known for playing Captain Hollister on the BBC TV series Red Dwarf and frequently plays American characters in other British TV shows. He has also had many movie roles in films such as Aliens, Batman and The Fifth Element, all of which were filmed in England. After leaving school Mac pursued a stage career, with a strong personal preference for comedy and music. In 1968 he was in Shreveport, Louisiana as the local TV station's Bozo the Clown. Later he moved to San Francisco, working for some time as a cycle courier and joining the AAA Acting Company.He developed an interest in the teachings of George Gurdjieff but in 1974 turned down an invitation to attend the movement's training school, deciding instead to travel in Europe, armed only with a fool's hat and a melodica. In Amsterdam he met a fellow American and accepted an invitation to stay in a commune in Kentish Town, North London. There he stayed for some years, taking over a leatherworking business from another, departing American resident and running a leather goods stall in the newly-opened Camden Lock Market.There he hit upon a novel idea for busking, the "Human Jukebox", in which he waited in a large silver box until, when prompted by the insertion of a coin and the selection of a song, he opened a window and delivered his (unaccompanied) rendering. This was quite a success since Mac's quite passable tenor was reinforced by a showbizzy, faux-sincere personality that was by turns endearing, ironical and impossibly corny. As the "Human Jukebox" he made his first UK TV appearance, standing in for Elton John's part with Kiki Dee in the hit duet Don't Go Breaking My Heart.At about this time Mac joined another company, this time presenting children's shows in conjunction with the Inner London Education Authority until in 1982, after a couple of seasons, he and another member, Hilary, left to form a three-person musical comedy troupe, The Cheap Shots, with Mac's close friend Sakal providing the music. The threesome developed "The Chip Shop Show", a series of spoof musicals popular on the newly burgeoning London alternative comedy circuit, making many appearances at The Comedy Store (London) alongside Ronnie Golden, John Hegley and others, including several future Red Dwarf players.This format led to further TV work and Mac acquired an agent, bringing appearances in TV commercials and other parts requiring an American. The Cheap Shots disbanded and Mac, still living in North London, now with his partner Eleanor, settled down to develop his film and TV career. After a few minor film roles his appearance in Red Dwarf raised his profile and brought more and better roles.McDonald has two daughters, singers Naomi Jasmine and Jess McDonald.
Chris McHallemBirth date: 1960, London, England, UKDescription: Chris McHallem was born in 1960 in London, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003), Frank (2014) and Becoming Jane (2007).
Barbara Yu LingBirth date: 1960, London, England, UKDescription: Barbara Yu Ling was an actress, known for Hardware (1990), The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973) and Ping Pong (1987). She died in 1997.
Oscar JamesBirth date: 25 July 1942, Trinidad, British West Indies [now Trinidad and Tobago]Description: Oscar James was born on July 25, 1942 in Trinidad, British West Indies. He is an actor, known for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), EastEnders (1985) and Hardware (1990).
Arnold LeeBirth date: 25 July 1942, Trinidad, British West Indies [now Trinidad and Tobago]Description: Arnold Lee is an actor, known for Hardware (1990), Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) and A Majority of One (1960).
Susie SavageBirth date: 25 July 1942, Trinidad, British West Indies [now Trinidad and Tobago]Description: Susie Savage is known for her work on Hardware (1990), Fishnet (2002) and Marauders (1986). She was previously married to Mark Savage.
Fred LeeownBirth date: 25 July 1942, Trinidad, British West Indies [now Trinidad and Tobago]Description: Fred Leeown is an actor, known for Hardware (1990).
Mimi CheungBirth date: 25 July 1942, Trinidad, British West Indies [now Trinidad and Tobago]Description: Mimi Cheung is an actress, known for Hardware (1990).
Directors of "Hardware"
Richard StanleyBirth date: 22 November 1966, Fishhook, South AfricaDescription: Richard Stanley is the award-winning South African-born filmmaker, who made a name of himself with his first feature film, the sci-fi movie Hardwar...
Creators of "Hardware"
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Kevin O'NeillBirth date: 1953, London, England, UKDescription: Kevin O'Neill was born in 1953 in London, England. He is a writer, known for The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003), Hardware (1990) and Gree...