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Shadow Hours (2000)

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Michael is a recovering alcoholic/drug user. Back on the wagon, he's now responsible for a young, beautiful, and pregnant wife. He's working the graveyard shift at a gas station to support ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Holloway
Stuart Chappell
Chloe Holloway
Det. Thomas Greenwood
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Michael is a recovering alcoholic/drug user. Back on the wagon, he's now responsible for a young, beautiful, and pregnant wife. He's working the graveyard shift at a gas station to support his new family, but the job drives him crazy. Then a wealthy stranger, Stuart, enters Michael's life, taking Michael through a tour of the seediest and slimiest parts of L.A. underbelly. Is Stuart leading Michael to hell, or salvation? Written by Martin Lewison <milst1@yahoo.com>

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Freaks do come out at night. See more »


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Rated R for strong violence, sexuality, masochistic images, drug use and language | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

20 July 2001 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

La hora de las sombras  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$14,392 (USA) (14 July 2000)


$37,221 (USA) (1 September 2000)

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Stuart Chappelle: I've seen things in this city that make Dante's Inferno read like Winnie The Pooh.
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A Unique Thriller
14 March 2006 | by (Lake Isabella, CA) – See all my reviews

It is a shame that Shadow Hours is kind of one of those rare thrillers that may have been sorta ignored during it's release, but it is perhaps one of the likable thrillers I have seen in recent years. Director and writer Isaac Eaton did a rather fine job at creating tension and keeping me interested through the story.

Balthazar Getty in my opinion has been rather too underrated in films. This talented young actor did a good turning point here in Shadow Hours as the troubled Michael. Trying to straighten out his life, Michael has a new wife (Rebecca Gayheart) and a child on the way. He gets a job during the night shift and encounters a mysterious man named Stuart, (creepily portrayed by Peter Weller). They become close friends and they begin to experiment in the terrible parts of the city and Michael begins going downhill. Eventually Michael learns that Stuart could be a sociopath and he has to fight against him to get back to his life again.

Shadow Hours should very well be viewed for those that are fans and are inspired by this kind of genre. The film also has a familiar cast in cameo appearances that include Peter Greene, Richard Moll (of TV's Night Court) and Oscar nominees Frederic Forrest and Brad Dourif.

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