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  (in credits order)

Balthazar Getty ... Michael Holloway

Peter Weller ... Stuart Chappell

Rebecca Gayheart ... Chloe Holloway

Peter Greene ... Det. Steve Andrianson

Frederic Forrest ... Sean

Brad Dourif ... Roland Montague

Michael Dorn ... Det. Thomas Greenwood

Corin Nemec ... Vincent

Johnny Whitworth ... Tron

Arroyn Lloyd ... Mickey

Clayton Landey ... Announcer

Richard Moll ... Homeless Man

Downtown Julie Brown ... Speaker

Christopher Doyle ... Sweeny

Tane McClure ... Keesha

Cheryl Dent ... Serena
Benjamin Lum ... Mr. Ming
Steve Hulin ... Willie Wilson

Mark Ginther ... Eli Houston
Monty Freeman ... First Transvestite

De'voreaux White ... Second Transvestite
Joseph Reilich ... Third Transvestite

Aloma Wright ... Nurse Johnson

Yareli Arizmendi ... Dr. Marshall
Josephine Bailey ... Desk Clerk

Philippe Bergeron ... Antoine

Daniel Faraldo ... Santos Armando

Gregory Scott Cummins ... Johnny
Dan Metcalfe ... Pete (as Daniel Alexander)
Beau Starr ... Jeremiah Walker
Leroy Thompson ... Dealer
Byron Chief-Moon ... Chatuga

Ilia Volok ... Russian

E.J. Callahan ... Man with Handicap Sign
Maral Nigolian ... Neighbor
Hans Howes ... Bum

Frank Novak ... Husband

Diane Robin ... Wife

Chris Weber ... Hitchhiker
Charles Sergis ... KFWC Newscaster
Eric Strausz ... Cop with Bulletproof Vest
Ron Athey ... Man with Hooks in Face
Crystal Cross ... Woman in Suspension Room
Stosh J. Fila ... Woman in Suspension Room
Bernard Elsmere ... Man in Suspension Room
Cyril Kuhn ... Male Huffer

Tom Bliss ... Male Huffer
Darryl Carlton ... Male Guard
Kari French ... Female Tripper
Mistress Ilsa ... Elegant Woman

Pleasant Gehman ... Lingerie Woman
Marcy Johnson ... Nazi Mistress
Joey Jaramillo ... Bavarian Puppet Boy
Luke Reichle ... Butler
Selene Moreno ... Small Woman
Amber Cannon ... Pale Woman
Jade Semiprecious ... Chopsticks Woman
Russ Glazer ... Man Sucking Toes
Michelle Muloney ... Seductress - Wicked Chamber Club
Chris Colvin ... Boy Toy - Wicked Chamber Club
Alex Livingston ... Chamber Boy - Wicked Chamber Club
Abby Travis ... Member of Punk Rock Band
Ginger Moon ... Exotic Dancer
Austin St. Croix ... Exotic Dancer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dawn Brown ... Reporter on the TV
Mia Heldt ... Heroin Addict

Sonny King ... Nude bar manager
Selene Luna ... Performance Artist
Hannah Sim ... Boiler Room Denizen

Mark Steger ... Boiler
Maureen Flaherty ... Exotic Dancer (uncredited)

Thomas Rosales Jr. ... The Downey Destroyer (uncredited)

Directed by
Isaac H. Eaton 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Isaac H. Eaton 

Produced by
Isaac H. Eaton .... producer
Balthazar Getty .... co-producer
Shon Greenblatt .... co-producer
Peter McAlevey .... producer
Andrea Mia .... co-executive producer
Michael Thomas Shannon .... executive producer
Donald L. West .... line producer (as Donald West)
Holly Wiersma .... associate producer
Original Music by
Brian Tyler 
Cinematography by
Frank Byers 
Film Editing by
Clayton Halsey 
Annamaria Szanto 
Bill Yahraus 
Casting by
Cathy Henderson 
Dori Zuckerman 
Production Design by
Francis J. Pezza 
Set Decoration by
Laura Roberts 
Costume Design by
Luke Reichle 
Makeup Department
Danielle Weiser .... key makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Neil Daly .... additional assistant director
Cecily Jordan .... second second assistant director
Sasha Malarevsky .... first assistant director
Ayal Moreno .... assistant director
J.R. Von Schondorf .... second assistant director
Duncan White .... first assistant director: re-shoots; additional photography
Art Department
Jim Wardell .... lead man
Sound Department
Adam Blantz .... boom operator
Giovanni Di Simone .... sound
Patrick Giraudi .... sound re-recording mixer
Dean Hovey .... supervising sound editor
William Jacobs .... sound effects editor
Shawn Kennelly .... foley mixer
Dave Kustin .... sound facilities coordinator
Mark McBryde .... additional adr mixer
Jeff Porrello .... boom operator
Steve Scoville .... dialog editor (as Scott Scoville)
Brian Slack .... adr mixer
Kelly Vandever .... sound re-recording mixer
Visual Effects by
David Fred Masselink .... optical effects line-up
Christopher Dusendschon .... in-show optical process and effects compositor: THDX (uncredited)
Christopher Dusendschon .... motion control end credit sequence optical compositor: THDX (uncredited)
Christopher Dusendschon .... optical element Hazeltine colorist: THDX (uncredited)
Rick Avery .... stunts
Craig Baxley Jr. .... stunt performer
Eddie Braun .... stunt performer
Jophery C. Brown .... stunt performer (as Jophery Brown)
Angela Devita .... stunt performer
Mark Ginther .... stunt performer
Steve Hulin .... stunt performer
Jeff Jensen .... stunt performer
Amanda LeFlore .... stunt performer
Jena LeFlore .... stunt performer
John LeFlore .... stunt performer
Julius LeFlore .... stunt coordinator
James Lew .... stunt performer
James Lew .... stunts
Monte Rex Perlin .... stunt performer (as Monte Perlin)
Mario Roberts .... stunt performer
Thomas Rosales Jr. .... stunts (as Tom Rosales)
Gary J. Wayton .... stunt performer (as Gary Wayton)
Brian J. Williams .... stunt performer (as Brian J. Williams)
Brian J. Williams .... stunt performer
Al Wyatt Jr. .... stunt performer
Karen Zupan .... stunt performer
Rick Avery .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
James 'Slim Jim' Ballard .... key grip
William Ballard .... gaffer
Matthew Coleman .... lighting technician
Ronald K. De torres .... set lighting technician
David Travis Grieb .... electrician
Leyla Monique Guzman .... camera loader
Leyla Monique Guzman .... second second assistant camera
Steve Hurson .... first assistant camera
Stephen Martin Paull .... lighting technician
Bradley Richard .... second assistant camera
Jacob Rupe .... grip
Jason Rupe .... best boy grip
Christian Sebaldt .... additional cinematographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Renelouise Smith .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Christopher Blackledge .... post-production coordinator
Tricia Fass .... assistant editor
Tod Lautenberg .... assistant editor
Diane Miller .... post-production coordinator (as Diane Evangelista)
David M. Perkins .... final colorist
Chris Regan .... color timer
Music Department
Thomas Golubic .... music supervisor
Dana Niu .... score assistant
Ramin Sakurai .... composer: additional music
Brian Tyler .... orchestrator
Transportation Department
Collin Butrum .... transportation captain
Michael Dawes .... driver
Marc Frantz .... driver: grip truck (uncredited)
Other crew
Ed Baran .... publicist
Randy Buenaflor .... Assistant weapons handler
Bruce Comtois .... head of security
Jack Skeets Gleeson .... production assistant
Stephen A. Mintz .... production assistant
Jonathan Pezza .... production assistant
Jessica Strauss .... assistant: Mr. Eaton and Mr. McAlevy
Mike Tristano .... weapons handler
Florence Vinger .... choreographer

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Rated R for strong violence, sexuality, masochistic images, drug use and language
95 min
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Interesting and grotesque, if familiar, 10 July 2004
Author: Nick Dets from US

The devil feeds from your weaknesses and enstills good in temptation. "Shadow Hours" definitely understands this, and shows an interesting Lucifer who dwells in the seedy underworld of Los Angelos.

To say the least, I wasn't blown away by the story's originality, but director Isaac H. Eaton has some brilliant style tricks to keep it fun and intriguing. He is an adroit director working with a mediocre script, and the results are surprisingly good.

Balthazaar Ghetty plays Michael Halloway, a recovering alcoholic who tries to support himself as well as his wife Chloe by working at a seedy gas station on graveyard shift. In this environment, he's bound to see some interesting things. It seems everyone who comes through has exhausted themselves with something...most likely some sort of sin. They are all running on empty as they scurry through the night. There are wonderful sequences where gas meters rise as different things happen, communicating this theme perfectly.

Anyway, he runs into a mugger and a homeless man (who symbolizes his bottom of the barrel outlook), but most importantly, a writer named Stuart Chappell (played by Peter Weller, in easily one of his best performances). Chappell has a strange fixation on Michael, and he takes care of him, clothing him with nice suits, and giving him tons of money to gamble. From the start, it is obvious this guy's a little shady, however. He neglects the fact that Michael is recovering on AA and influences him to start drinking again. Soon, he plunges Michael into a truly harrowing underworld of fight clubs, gambling, drugs and sex.

In one of the most disturbing scenes of recent memory, they go to a bondage club where people get sadomasochistic pleasure from torture. At first, I was angry that Eaton would use this smut to manipulate his audience into feeling shocked (like how Todd Solondz did in his terrible film "Happiness"). Then I realized, Chappell, a satan figure, is indeed masochistic in that he feeds off his victim's pain. Little did Michael know as he looked at these twisted acts, that he was being used as a partner to Chappell's atrocity.

When Michael becomes closer with Chappell, he realizes how much of a lie this man really is. But the perks of being with him are too great, and soon Michael goes too deep into the dark side, hurting Chloe and damaging the new life he forged after leaving AA. I didn't like how the film ends. It takes an easy (and largely taken) way out, keeping itself on a level of simplicity. I believe Eaton is a genius director, but he sells himself short in "Shadow Hours".

I did like a lot of things in this film. I loved the performances by Getty (who also produced), and more so Peter Weller. He plays Stuart as attractive, fun and seemingly caring, but always dark somewhere deep. I liked how the story was paced and told, but it is lacking in overall freshness.

(2 and 1/2 out of 4)

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