Hardcore is a 1979 film directed by Paul Schrader starring George C Scott. It centres around the disappearance of Kristen Van Dorn (Ilah Davis), the teenage daughter of wealthy Michigan businessman, Jake Van Dorn (Scott). When evidence emerges that Kristen is now working in the pornography industry, Jake is horrified. Unable to rely on the slow pace of the police investigation, Jake resolves to bring Kristen back himself. His attempts to trace her whereabouts in the pornographic underworld exposes him to a previously hidden subculture that strains his religious convictions and outlook on life.