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Visiting Hours (1982)

 -  Horror | Thriller  -  28 May 1982 (USA)
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A crazed, women-hating killer (Ironside) attacks journalist Deborah Ballin (Grant). When he discovers that his attack didn't kill Deborah, he comes to the hospital to finish what he started.

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Vinnie Bradshaw
Helen Hughes ...
Louise Shepherd
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Porter Halstrom
Kirsten Bishop ...
Denise (as Kirsten Bishopric)
Deborah Kirshenbaum ...
Connie Wexler (as Debra Kirschenbaum)
Elizabeth Leigh-Milne ...
Patricia Ellis
Maureen McRae ...
Elizabeth Hawker
Dustin Waln ...
Mr. Hawker
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Damir Andrei ...
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Deborah Ballin is a controversial middle-aged TV journalist, who is campaigning on air on behalf of a battered woman who murdered her abusive husband, claiming justifiable defense against the so-called victim. But her outspoken views championing women's rights incense one of the studio's cleaning staff, closet homicidal psycho (and misogynist) Colt Hawker whose deep seated despising all all things female occurred from seeing his Mother throwing boiling oil in the face of his abusive Father when he was a small child (and who's M.O. is to photograph victims he stabs as they're spasming to death). So much so that he decides there and then to shut her up...PERMANENTLY! Managing to beat her home, he soon dispatches her maid Francine, before turning his rage onto her as she come home (greeting her in only wearing her jewelry and make-up). Despite the brutal injuries he lashes out on her, she manages to survive and is rushed off to hospital. But undaunted he catches up to her in hospital and... Written by suspicous

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In this hospital your next visit may be your last. See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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R | See all certifications »

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28 May 1982 (USA)  »

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CAD 5,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,250,157 (USA) (4 June 1982)

Gross:

$5,250,157 (USA) (4 June 1982)
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The movie's "Visiting Hours" title logo printed in white lettering colored the letter "R" in red to evoke blood and shaped the character as well with a long serif crossed with a line to evoke both an injection syringe and intravenous drip. See more »

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(at around 45 mins) Michael Ironside's character dashes through a bathroom door in the hospital, and the camera and 2-3 crew members are briefly reflected in the mirror above the sink, before he closes the door. See more »

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Colt Hawker: [Letters framed on his wall] God, you blast them all: blacks, Jews, Mexicans...
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a very "smart" horror movie
5 March 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

i really enjoyed this movie.the pace is frantic at times(in a good way)there's lots of suspense.the villain is definitely menacing,to say the least.even better is the fact that this movie contains no stoned or drunk, easy target teenagers.the victims are all adults and the killer is not just some faceless murdering machine.he has a personality(not a good personality,but at least he has 1)the other thing i liked is that we are shown some insight into why this particular psycho kills women.this is a Canadian movie,which may surprise some people,given how good the movie is.William Shatner is in this movie,but thankfully his role is small enough not to torpedo the movie.others in the movie include Michael Ironside,Lee Grant and Linda purl.1 other thing i should say is that "Visiting Hours"is a "smart" horror flick.easily 8*/10


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