Harsh Times (2005)

Director
David Ayer

Main cast
Christian Bale; Freddy Rodríguez; Eva Longoria; Chaka Forman; Tammy Trull

Genres
Crime, Drama, Thriller, Action

Description
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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