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Desperate Measures (1998)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  30 January 1998 (USA)
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San Francisco police officer Frank Connor is in a frantic search for a compatible bone marrow donor for his gravely ill son. There's only one catch: the potential donor is convicted ... See full summary »

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San Francisco police officer Frank Connor is in a frantic search for a compatible bone marrow donor for his gravely ill son. There's only one catch: the potential donor is convicted multiple murderer Peter McCabe who sees a trip to the hospital as the perfect opportunity to get what he wants most: freedom. With McCabe's escape, the entire hospital becomes a battleground and Connor must pursue and, ironically, protect the deadly fugitive who is his son's only hope for survival. Written by Sony Pictures (with permission)

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Desperate times call for. . . See more »


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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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30 January 1998 (USA)  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£349,271 (UK) (27 February 1998)

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$13,668,777 (USA) (10 April 1998)
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Michael Bay was originally set to direct but pulled out to do The Rock (1996). See more »

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During the car chase, a police unit radios 'I have the blue '89 Ford pickup eastbound on Van Ness'; however, Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco is a principal north-south street. See more »

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Peter McCabe: I can't imagine a God that would care.
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References Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) See more »

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Written by John Fogerty (as John C. Fogerty)
Performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival
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One long cat and mouse scene.
27 February 2001 | by (Sacramento, California) – See all my reviews

They give you the set up then bore you to death with a constant cat and mouse chase. The main characters are involved in one constant stand-off where they threaten each other, every five minutes or less. And I'd like to see the police force that would let one of their cops pull off the A. Garcia bit. It's like some local cop walking Charlie Manson out of prison to go get a cup of coffee. Get real!


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