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Hard to Hold
Hard to Hold
Actors: Rick Springfield, Janet Eilber, Patti Hansen, Albert Salmi, Gregory Itzin
Director: Larry Peerce
Genres: Comedy, Drama
PG     2010     1hr 33min

A rock star chased by women falls for a stuffy child psychologist in san francisco. Studio: Uni Dist Corp. (mca) Release Date: 12/28/2004 Starring: Rick Springfield Patti Hansen Run time: 93 minutes Rating: Pg Direct...  more »


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Actors: Rick Springfield, Janet Eilber, Patti Hansen, Albert Salmi, Gregory Itzin
Director: Larry Peerce
Creators: Richard H. Kline, D. Constantine Conte, Dana Miller, Joe Gottfried, Kurt Neumann, Richard Rothstein, Thomas Hedley Jr.
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Love & Romance
Studio: Universal Studios
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 06/01/2010
Original Release Date: 01/01/1984
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1984
Release Year: 2010
Run Time: 1hr 33min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 10
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

This is a great film if you love Rick Springfield' s music.
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I really enjoyed "Hard to Hold" even though the critics trashed it, but then they've trashed everything Rick Springfield has ever done. I guess he's just too handsome, charming, and nice to be taken seriously as a musician or as an actor. Rick puts more of himself into his live concerts than any performer I've ever seen on stage and yes, I have seen Bruce Springsteen and Pink Floyd. Yes, I confess the dirty little secret: I'm a devoted fan of Rick's, and frankly "Hard to Hold" was exactly the movie I wanted to see as a fan. Great music and a romantic rock star falls in love with an ordinary girl story line. It's not exactly Wuthering Heights--although I'd bet Rick could do a great Heathcliff--but it features some of my favorite Springfield songs and a great message: You'd better love somebody because at the end of your time on this earth the love is all that really counts. This movie is a must for all Springfield fan and romantics! Do you believe in love and happy endings? Get yourself a big bowl of buttered popcorn and curl up with "Hard to Hold." You won't be disappointed."
Great for Rick Springfield fans & anyone who loves the 80s
cait | Las Vegas, NV United States | 09/10/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I love this movie. I gave it four stars instead of five because the script is admittedly weak in places and the directing makes it look like a TV movie rather than a feature film. But none of that obscures the positive points of the movie.It should be obvious that this film will hold the most appeal for fans of Rick Springfield. He is a much better actor than one might assume and plays some of the awkwardly-written swings of his character well. Janet Eilber does a good job as the conservative "ordinary" woman his character falls in love with. The weakest performance in the film is Patti Hansen's, as the rocker's songwriting partner and former girlfriend. She works hard but can't overcome the stilted dialogue she's given in most of her scenes.The best part of the movie may be the music. The majority of the songs in the film are written and performed by Springfield and will be familiar to fans. Not a great film, but one I enjoy a great deal. If you're a fan you will feel the same way."
Hard To Hold
Jan Arnold | Chickamauga, GA United States | 04/08/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"In "Hard to Hold", Rick Springfield was able to show the humble, compassionate and faithful side of a rock star falling in love. Working many concerts over the years, I have seen the different personalities of rock stars.(I have even met Rick!) I am very appreciative that he was able to portray a successful musician and show a more personal side. I especially can relate to the role of the teacher...since I am one! "Hard to Hold" is a Cinderella story...dreamable and believeable. I could care less if it won awards or not....I truly enjoyed watching it."
The plot gets no stars; Rick gets one.
Jan Arnold | 02/24/1999
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Hard to Hold was hard to swallow and hard to watch. It featured 80s pop star Rick Springfield as a teen idol who falls in love with a prissy psychologist. It's your typical opposites attract love story with only the flavor of Springfield's music to get you through the minutes. It was a completely embarrising first feature film for Springfield (which he admitted in later years), and it failed to let critics see past the lame storyline to Springfield's true acting ability. Springfield is a pretty good actor, but unfortunately Hard to Hold was a hard vehicle to display such talent."