Harsh Times

Harsh Times is a 2005 American action crime film written and directed by David Ayer in his directorial debut. Set in South Central Los Angeles, the film stars Christian Bale and Freddy Rodriguez. 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 Los Angeles.

Harsh Times
Theatrical release poster
Directed byDavid Ayer
Written byDavid Ayer
Produced byDavid Ayer
Andrea Sperling
StarringChristian Bale
Freddy Rodriguez
Eva Longoria
Terry Crews
Noel Gugliemi
CinematographySteve Mason
Edited byConrad Buff
Music byGraeme Revell
Bauer Martinez Entertainment
Crave Films
Distributed byMGM Distribution Co. (United States)
Summit Entertainment (International)[1]
Release dates
  • September 11, 2005 (2005-09-11) (Toronto International Film Festival)
  • November 10, 2006 (2006-11-10) (United States)
Running time
116 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$2 million
Box office$6 million[2]

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