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Desperate Hours (1990)

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An escaped con on the run from the law moves into a married couple's home and takes over their lives.

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Michael Bosworth is a psychotic criminal who is about to go on trial however, he seduces his lawyer into helping him escape. But as they try to make their getaway, she's left behind. He decides to wait for her to come to him, so he decides to hide at the house of the Cornells. Now it appears that the Cornells have problems of their own. The husband and wife are separated. And there's an FBI agent after them who is using the lawyer to lead them to Bosworth. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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At the height of fear every moment is a desperate hour See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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5 October 1990 (USA)  »

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24 Stunden in seiner Gewalt  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$2,742,912 (USA)
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This remake of the classic The Desperate Hours (1955) was made and released in 1990 which was about thirty-five years after this original movie had launched in 1955. The picture was the third English language version of the story being made and released about twenty-three years after 1967's second version The Desperate Hours (1967) which was made for television. See more »

Quotes

Tim Cornell: You never trusted me before. You have to trust me now.
Michael Bosworth: I blow her head off, Timmy.
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Connections

Version of The Desperate Hours (1955) See more »

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LETTERS OF FIRE
Performed by Cindy Bullens
Written by Cindy Bullens
Courtesy of MCA Records
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Pure garbage
14 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Oh wow. In a bad way. This one was a real groaner. It was somewhat tolerable until near the end. And then it was one headshake moment after another. And I had high hopes in the beginning, with Rourke, Rogers and Hopkins in the cast. And the cable movie guide had given it three out of four stars. So I thought why hadn't I heard of this movie? And then I found out why.

This is just pure Hollywood, formulaic, intelligence-insulting crap. Don't engage your brain. But even then you'll be suffering through it. Why weren't the producers and the director embarrassed to make this trash? Egads!


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