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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.

Director:

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 ... Neff
Dean Norris ... Maddox
John Finn ... Lexington
Christopher Curry ... Chabon
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Storyline

Psychotic criminal, Michael Bosworth's about to go on trial. But prior to doing so, he cons his lawyer into helping him escape. As the pair try to make their getaway, she's left behind. He decides to wait for her to come to him. He hides out at the house of the Cornells. Now it appears the Cornells have problems of their own. The husband and wife are separated, and there's an FBI agent after them who's 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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Trivia

Final movie featuring Mickey Rourke that was directed by Michael Cimino. The others being Heaven's Gate (1980) and Year of the Dragon (1985). See more »

Quotes

Michael Bosworth: A man is not a man unless he knows how to mix a proper martini and tie a proper bowtie.
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Version of Drohi (1970) 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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12 March 2000 | by culwinSee all my reviews

How do you even screw this up? How do you screw up a script that was already a successful book and film? I don't know, but somehow Michael Cimino did it. This mediocre movie is a 100-minute snorefest about a bad dude (played by Mickey Rourke, who contributes nothing to the role), who kidnaps a upper-middle-class family. Most of the other actors do good to very good jobs, notably Michael Morse who plays one of Rourke's cronies, and Anthony Hopkins in a role which is far beneath him. But the plot is nothing but totally predictable filler and just when you think it has gone nowhere, it goes even more nowhere. Since we already know that the script can be done well, there is no one to blame here except Michael Cimino for the non-direction this movie took. 5 out of 10.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Desperate Hours See more »

Filming Locations:

Alta, Utah, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,367,657, 8 October 1990

Gross USA:

$2,742,912

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,742,912
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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