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Desperate Hours (1990)

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An escaped con, on the run from the law, moves into a married couple's house and takes over their lives.

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Michael Cimino

Writers:

Joseph Hayes (novel), Joseph Hayes (play) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mickey Rourke ... Michael Bosworth
Anthony Hopkins ... Tim Cornell
Mimi Rogers ... Nora Cornell
Lindsay Crouse ... Brenda Chandler
Kelly Lynch ... Nancy Breyers
Elias Koteas ... Wally Bosworth
David Morse ... Albert
Shawnee Smith ... May Cornell
Danny Gerard Danny Gerard ... Zack Cornell
Gerry Bamman ... Ed Tallent
Matt McGrath ... Kyle
John Christopher Jones John Christopher Jones ... Neff
Dean Norris ... Maddox
John Finn ... Lexington
Christopher Curry ... Chabon
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Storyline

Michael Bosworth (Mickey Rourke) is a psychotic criminal who is about to go on trial however, he seduces his lawyer into helping him escape. But as they try to make their getaway, she's left behind. He decides to wait for her to come to him, so he decides to hide at the house of the Cornells. Now it appears that the Cornells have problems of their own. The husband and wife are separated. And there's an FBI Agent after them who is using the lawyer to lead them to Bosworth. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Michael Bosworth is looking for a place to call home... Just for a few hours. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

24 Stunden in seiner Gewalt See more »

Filming Locations:

Alta, Utah, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$2,742,912
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This movie is considered Michael Cimino's next significant commercial failure after the box-office disaster of Heaven's Gate (1980). See more »

Quotes

Michael Bosworth: I'll be outta here in less than an hour.
Tim Cornell: What about us?
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Featured in At the Movies: The Worst Films of 1990 (1991) See more »

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BREAKIN' THE CHAIN
Performed by Cindy Bullens
Written by Cindy Bullens and David Mansfield
Courtesy of MCA Records
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Entertaining
1 June 2012 | by raisleygordonSee all my reviews

This is a very entertaining movie that delivers the goods from start to finish, and unlike other hostage movies, gives us some outdoor scenes, most notably a car (and plane) chase. It gives the film sone freshness. This is the first Mickey Rourke movie I've seen, and he makes an effective criminal. Also, the film does something with the cops (in the police car) I've never seen before: A 180 degree turn. And the finale is so over-the- top, it almost boggles the mind. It's a finale unlike anything I've ever seen. Lindsey Crouse, who plays one of the cops, goes over the top with her performance, that I couldn't tell if she was a mean cop, or one that took her job way too seriously.

*** out of ****


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