Gail Thackray A.K.A Gail Harris

Hard to Die

Year

1990

Role

Dawn

The campy scream-queen flick by director Jim Wynorski that became a cult classic. I think I won a Hub Cap award for “Breast Actress of the Year,” for this movie!

 

It was a spoof take off of Die Hard (Bruce Willis). I was the Bruce Willis character, but wearing a red teddy and shooting a semi-automatic.

 

The story is 5 girls end up in a tower skyscraper during a “terrorist” attack. The script exceptionally crafted and of course the sprinklers go off so we all end up with wet T shirts, then a little more gratuitous nudity when the only shops left are a lingerie shot and a gun shot, hence the red teddy and semi-automatic.

 

And they were real guns! I had a quick army gun training course, then the crew was covered in bullet proof screens and I was standing there in lingerie!

The funny story behind this movie was that it was produced by Roger Corman’s wife Linda Corman, as a little side bet. Roger had had this amazing set built for his Big Budget movie (well Roger’s view of big budget). Roger and his wife went on vacation for 2 weeks, so Roger’s wife assigned Wynorski to do the movie in Roger’s set while they were gone. The entire movie was shot in 2 weeks on a shoestring budget. In the end it far out grossed Roger’s big budget film and became a huge cult classic.

Stars  Gail Thackrayaka Gail Harris or Robyn Harris (sometimes used for the really camping bmovies), Melissa MooreKaren Mayo-ChandlerDeborah Dutch  Stacia Zhivago |and

And of course Peter Spellos who plays Orville Ketchum

Gail Thackray in Hard  to Die
Gail Thackray in Hard  to Die
Gail Thackray in Hard  to Die
Gail Thackray in Hard  to Die
Gail Thackray in Hard  to Die
Gail Thackray in Hard  to Die
Gail Thackray in Hard  to Die
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