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Desperate Hours (1990)

 -  Crime | Drama | Thriller  -  5 October 1990 (USA)
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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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The film's source stage-play "The Desperate Hours' (1955) by Joseph Hayes was a smash box-office hit on Broadway and won Tony Awards for both Best Play and Best Direction - Robert Montgomery. See more »

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Michael Bosworth: There's too many rules in this house.
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BREAKIN' THE CHAIN
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Written by Cindy Bullens and David Mansfield
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Strangely Hypnotic
9 July 2002 | by (Columbus, Ohio) – See all my reviews

A peculiar piece of entertainment, Michael Cimino's Desperate Hours feels rather odd for a number of reasons. Not the least of which is the off kilter performance of Lindsay Crouse as the FBI agent from another galaxy. Was that lady weird or what? I couldn't understand 50% of what she said throughout this very watchable mess of a movie. Not surprisingly, Cimino's pacing is somehow frustrating and gripping at the same time. This aspect of his films seem to linger in my memory for awhile. Fans of Kelly Lynch should realize that she's topless for much of her screen time. Finally, I found the score to be very unique in flavor. Most movies of this type have a dark, menacing soundtrack. The music here is often lush,ethereal sentimental even. Not much tension sustained, but this alternates nicely with the over the top performances of Rourke, Rogers and Hopkins. All in all I think this an enjoyable flick for those looking for something slightly different in their suspense movie.


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