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Shadow Hours (2000)

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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Michael Holloway
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Stuart Chappell
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Chloe Holloway
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Sean
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Det. Thomas Greenwood
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Keesha
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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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Rated R for strong violence, sexuality, masochistic images, drug use and language | See all certifications »
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20 July 2001 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

La hora de las sombras  »

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

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$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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Strange Love Addiction
Performed by Supreme Beings of Leisure
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26 August 2001 | by (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada) – See all my reviews

I'm a tough sell when it comes to contemporary American films, and have

turned almost exclusively to watching foreign films or classics (ie: loved "Night of the Iguana;" admire Hitchcock), but when my 15 year old grabbed "Shadow Hours" off the shelf I thought I'd give it a shot for the sake of mother\daughter movie night.

Smart writing (a bloody rare attribute), terrific acting, fabulous score and a film noir look--I was hooked. Loved the jump cut gas station scenes, the crazies, the repetition of certain phrases/themes, the progressive descent into urban madness, and, Oh, Lordy, that Moby piece that tied it together at the end.

I've watched it twice, the second time with my husband, who is recommending it to fellow 'good film' afficionados, and so on, and so on...

Interesting to read B'zar Getty's bio. Note the tattoos on his hand in the film - they're the real deal.


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