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Hourglass (1995)

Michael Jardine (C. ThomasHowell), a successful fashion designer finds himself the key suspect in the murder investigation led by police detective Cecil Dish (Ed Begley Jr.) when his wife ... See full summary »

Director:

C. Thomas Howell

Writers:

Steven Paul (story), Darren Dalton (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
C. Thomas Howell ... Michael Jardine
Sofia Shinas ... Dara Jensen
Anthony Clark ... Jimmy Jardine
Colette O'Connell ... Kami
Terry Kiser ... Henry Jardine
Ed Begley Jr. ... Det. Cecil Dish
Johnny Venocur Johnny Venocur ... David Ellison
Timothy Bottoms ... Jurgen Brauner
Y. Hero Abe Y. Hero Abe ... Juzo Narita
Toshi Toda ... Tak Narita
Scott 'Carrot Top' Thompson ... Clerk
Don Most ... Andre
Teresa Jones Teresa Jones ... Harriet (as Teresa Wells Jones)
Darren Dalton ... Pete the bartender / Dog Man
Joanne Baron ... Desk nurse
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Storyline

Michael Jardine (C. ThomasHowell), a successful fashion designer finds himself the key suspect in the murder investigation led by police detective Cecil Dish (Ed Begley Jr.) when his wife drowns under mysterious circumstances. Meanwhile, he falls into a destructive relationship with obsessive fashion model Dara Jensen (Sofia Shinas). Adding to Jardine's crises is a potential hostile takeover of his company by a rival firm that is marked by threats of blackmail and violence. Written by lament

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His time is running out

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Action | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 January 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anthropini klepsydra See more »

Filming Locations:

Agoura, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)
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Trivia

Lou Diamond Phillips and Kiefer Sutherland, who appeared with C. Thomas Howell in Teresa's Tattoo (1994), have cameos in this film. See more »

Quotes

Dara Jensen: Are you ready for my tongue?
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Connections

References The Hitcher (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Mood Swing
Written by Jo Pusateri
Performed by Bahu-Rang
Published by Tooth and Claw Music (BMI)
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Wile away the hours in Howell's not completely wasted pic
16 August 2013 | by videorama-759-859391See all my reviews

This film isn't half that bad. Howell who graduated to B movies many years, has also managed to direct a couple. He was a director and co writer on this one, where a couple of recognizable stars pop up, some who've been in hiding for so long. It's some pretty interesting casting here. What we have is Howell who's head of a fashion business, in partnership with his brother, comedian Anthony Clark, falling for a femme fatale, Shinas, a devious sex pot who has big plans to destroy Howell and take over his business. Dead bodies of employees, start appearing and Howell, who has a weakness for beautiful women, is a prime suspect, where it's a race against time, to find out who's the murderous hand. Some scenes here are completely unwarranted, but Hourglass has a style about it, and a quite interesting storyline, yet also a not such happy ending for Howell. Johhny Venocur is a laugh as one of Howell's, soon to be dead employees.


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