THE HARD TRUTH is a muscular actioner and triangular sex intrigue that distinguishes itself from similar direct-to-video fare on the strength of its acting, as well as the some notably cagey plot twists.
Jonah Mantz (Michael Rooker) is a dedicated street cop whose fatal flaw comes in the form of the exotic Lisa Kantrell (Lysette Anthony), his live-in girlfriend. Kantrell is personal assistant to Hamilton Nichols (Roy Baker), a corrupt city councilman whose swing vote will determine the fate of a
major city development. If approved, the project will both displace minority housing and provide lucrative construction contracts to Leandro, a local crime lord. Nicho...