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Five Desperate Hours (1997)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sharon Lawrence ... Clair Ballard
Giancarlo Esposito ... Joseph Grange
Daniel Hugh Kelly ... Jim Ballard
Rocky Carroll ... Lt. Frank Early
Sarah Scott Davis ... Charlene 'Charlie' Mayberry
Garry Chalk ... Capt. Durk
Brent Stait ... Danbury
Gordie Giroux Gordie Giroux ... Tad
Billy 'Sly' Williams
Kimberly Unger Kimberly Unger ... Nora
Tarie Tennessey Tarie Tennessey ... SWAT Officer
Colin Cunningham ... Wesley Ballard
J.B. Bivens ... Sergeant
Brenda Crichlow ... TV Reporter
Stephen E. Miller ... Jeff Burroughs


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In seconds, their paths crossed. In hours, their lives changed.


Drama | Crime | Thriller

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How would you survive being held hostage in your own home?
22 October 2006 | by akong126See all my reviews

I've seen this movie twice. I think it's a good movie. It is about how Claire (Lawrence)is held hostage in her home by a strange man named Joseph who is armed with a rifle. Upset and scared, Claire gathers up the courage and strength to help her captor surrender to the police. The movie shows how one can endure being in a dangerous situation and eventually get out of it. I liked the house that Claire lives in because it seems cozy and hidden away from paparazzi. I think this movie has great all-star cast. This movie is similar to an episode I saw of Law & Order. One lesson from this movie is that one should think about how committing suicide will impact others.

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Release Date:

5 October 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

5 Horas de Desespero See more »

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Production Co:

Thomas Carter Company See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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