Hard Rain (also known as The Flood) is a 1998 American/British action thriller disaster movie, produced by Mark Gordon, written by Graham Yost (the writer-producer team also behind the film Speed) and directed by former cinematographer turned director Mikael Salomon. It stars Christian Slater, Morgan Freeman, Randy Quaid, Minnie Driver and Ed Asner.
The plot centers around a heist and man-made treachery amidst a natural disaster in a small Indiana town. The tagline is "A simple plan. An instant fortune. Just add water." The film was not a financial success in the United States but fared better overseas and had good video sales, yet received polarized reviews.
The film is also noteworthy for its use of the song "Flood" by the christian rock group Jars of Clay, which launched the band into the mainstream music scene.
The production of the film was a collaborative effort between numerous film studios, one of which was the British Broadcasting Corporation. At one point, John Woo was...