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Shadow Hours (2000)

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Michael is a recovering alcoholic/drug user. Back on the wagon, he's now responsible for a young, beautiful, and pregnant wife. He's working the graveyard shift at a gas station to support ... See full summary »

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Isaac H. Eaton

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Isaac H. Eaton
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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
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Michael is a recovering alcoholic/drug user. Back on the wagon, he's now responsible for a young, beautiful, and pregnant wife. He's working the graveyard shift at a gas station to support his new family, but the job drives him crazy. Then a wealthy stranger, Stuart, enters Michael's life, taking Michael through a tour of the seediest and slimiest parts of L.A. underbelly. Is Stuart leading Michael to hell, or salvation? Written by Martin Lewison <milst1@yahoo.com>

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Freaks do come out at night. See more »

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, sexuality, masochistic images, drug use and language | See all certifications »
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Stuart Chappelle: Three Categories of people emerge after dark.
Stuart Chappelle: The majority are the Cinderellas, out for dinner, drinks, a movie, they find Prince or Princess Charming, and they flee at midnight.
Stuart Chappelle: Then there's the vampire.
Stuart Chappelle: Pimps, punks, prostitutes, they work the night til the blood or the money's right, and then they leave it for the real lunatics, the certifiable Mr Hydes, the people who cannot sleep at night.
Stuart Chappelle: Did you know half the world's problems are caused by people who can't sleep at night?
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The Pole
Written and performed by Justin Warfield
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Underrated Gem
26 May 2002 | by moviefreak78See all my reviews

'Shadow Hours' opened in late 2000 to some harsh reviews. Many critics believed that director Isaac H. Eaton borrowed from one too many films and that his storyline is jumbled and confused. I for one think that while the storyline can get familiar, the general storyline was going in interesting directions that made it more interesting to watch. And what made it even more interesting is that this film had a supporting cast of many familiar faces.

Balthazar Getty, in the lead role of the recovering addict, is servicable, but not exceptional. He seems one-note in many scenes, and clearly gets his scenes stolen from co-star Peter Weller, who has (I think) his best role in years as the devious writer Stuart Chappell. This is clearly Weller's best performance since 'The New Age' and he relishes it with a passion. One definitely doesn't know where his character is going, and Weller fleshes him out with enough mystery and charisma (without resorting to absurd overacting) to make him an enjoyable antagonist. If losing out to Weller isn't enough, Getty's acting chops also get more heat from Peter Greene, playing a cop, is just as creepy as the other man named Peter.

The soundtrack, with it's constant techno beat, is actually a refreshing change and works with the various set-pieces in the movie. All in all, check this film out. One might be surprised how good it is. It's more proof that one shouldn't always listen to critics.


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Official Sites:

Inwood Films

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 July 2001 (Italy) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,392, 16 July 2000

Gross USA:

$38,181

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,181
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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