Michael infiltrates a high-security prison in order to protect an inmate (a good friend of Sam's) who is marked for death by a fellow prisoner.
Tom is incriminated, but dies a fugitive.
Blackpool is fired and Louisa faces a tough decision.
Louisa forgoes happiness to be closer to her brother.
In the first part of this adaptation by Peter Barnes, we are introduced to Tom and Louisa.
A powerful adaptation of Dickens' tale for all times. In an industrial Victorian town the philosophy of the market predominates over human sensitivity and true passions are repressed.
Hard Times movie trailer - starring Charles Bronson, James Coburn, Strother Martin, Jill Ireland, Michael McGuire, Margaret Blye. Directed by Walter Hill. Genre: Action-Adventure
Trailer for the documentary Hard Times: Lost on Long Island.
Though the recession officially ended in summer 2009, the fallout continues for some 25 million unemployed and underemployed Americans, many of whom worked their way up the corporate ladder, achieving the American Dream, only to see it slip through their fingers.
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