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Five Desperate Hours (1997)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Crime, Thriller  |  5 October 1997 (USA)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Clair Ballard
Joseph Grange
Jim Ballard
Lt. Frank Early
Charlene 'Charlie' Mayberry
Capt. Durk
Gordie Giroux ...
Kimberly Unger ...
Tarie Tennessey ...
SWAT Officer
Wesley Ballard
J.B. Bivens ...
TV Reporter
Jeff Burroughs


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In seconds, their paths crossed. In hours, their lives changed.


Drama | Crime | Thriller






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5 October 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

5 Horas de Desespero  »

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1.33 : 1
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How would you survive being held hostage in your own home?
22 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've seen this movie twice. I think it's a good movie. It is about how Claire (Lawrence)is held hostage in her home by a strange man named Joseph who is armed with a rifle. Upset and scared, Claire gathers up the courage and strength to help her captor surrender to the police. The movie shows how one can endure being in a dangerous situation and eventually get out of it. I liked the house that Claire lives in because it seems cozy and hidden away from paparazzi. I think this movie has great all-star cast. This movie is similar to an episode I saw of Law & Order. One lesson from this movie is that one should think about how committing suicide will impact others.

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