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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 »


Isaac H. Eaton


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


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 »


Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, sexuality, masochistic images, drug use and language | See all certifications »


Official Sites:

Inwood Films





Release Date:

20 July 2001 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

La hora de las sombras See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,392, 16 July 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$37,221, 3 September 2000
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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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26 August 2001 | by Shell-31See all my reviews

I'm a tough sell when it comes to contemporary American films, and have

turned almost exclusively to watching foreign films or classics (ie: loved "Night of the Iguana;" admire Hitchcock), but when my 15 year old grabbed "Shadow Hours" off the shelf I thought I'd give it a shot for the sake of mother\daughter movie night.

Smart writing (a bloody rare attribute), terrific acting, fabulous score and a film noir look--I was hooked. Loved the jump cut gas station scenes, the crazies, the repetition of certain phrases/themes, the progressive descent into urban madness, and, Oh, Lordy, that Moby piece that tied it together at the end.

I've watched it twice, the second time with my husband, who is recommending it to fellow 'good film' afficionados, and so on, and so on...

Interesting to read B'zar Getty's bio. Note the tattoos on his hand in the film - they're the real deal.

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