Harsh Times is a 2005 American crime film set in South Central Los Angeles. The film stars Christian Bale and Freddy Rodriguez, and was written and directed by David Ayer, who wrote the script for the Academy Award-winning 2001 film Training Day. The film was distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Bauer Martinez Entertainment. Ayer says that the film's characters are largely based on the people he knew when he lived in South Central.
Jim Davis (Christian Bale) is a former U.S. Army Ranger who suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Jim has a Mexican girlfriend, Marta (Tammy Trull), whom he is determined to marry and bring into the United States to start a life together. With this in mind, Jim returns to Los Angeles, California.
|genre||crime drama thriller|
|keywords||answering machine armsel striker best friend colombia department of homeland security drug use fletc gang member government agent group of friends handgun homeland security horrify id kill last chance los angeles police department marijuana married old flame old friend other man outsource paralysis paralyze police department polygraph post traumatic stress disorder united states united states army rangers urine test work out|
|publisher||MGM Distribution Co.|
|theme||gangster hood war|