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A father struggles to keep his infant daughter alive in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

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Eric Heisserer

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Eric Heisserer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Walker ... Nolan Hayes
Genesis Rodriguez ... Abigail Hayes
Nancy Nave ... Sandra
Shane Jacobsen ... Marc
Natalia Safran ... Karen
TJ Hassan ... Jeremy (as T.J. Hassan)
Lena Clark Lena Clark ... Lucy
Kesha Bullard Kesha Bullard ... Nurse
Yohance Myles ... Dr. Edmonds
Judd Lormand ... Glenn
Tony Bentley ... Doctor
Ian Hoch ... Resident
Kerry Cahill ... Nurse Shelly
Oscar Gale ... Hector
Christopher Matthew Cook ... Lenny (as Matt Cook)
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In New Orleans just before Hurricane Katrina hits, a pregnant woman gives birth prematurely. She dies and her baby is in critical condition. The baby has to be kept in a neonatal incubator. When the hurricane strikes, all the power goes out and everyone in the hospital leaves. But the baby's father stays because the baby can't be moved so he has to take care of his baby by making sure the ventilator stays on. And because there's no power, the only power source is generator that he has to crank every few minutes. So he has to stay awake while waiting for someone to come for them. Written by michaelh2001@gmail.com

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Every second counts

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, violence and drug material | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 December 2013 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

Horas desesperadas See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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This father of the year charged the battery at least 1280 times. That's over 5200 cranks on the generator handle! See more »

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There is no electricity in the empty hospital but the snack machine works. See more »

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[last lines]
Nolan: [hugging crying baby] I know you.
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All I Feel Is You
Written and Performed by Natalia Safran and Mikolaj Jaroszyk (as Mikolaj Mick Jaroszyk)
Produced by Mikolaj Jaroszyk and Kostek Andriejew
Published by Natalia Safran and Mikolaj Jaroszyk (as Mikolaj Mick Jaroszyk)
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Paul Walker gives an outstanding and honest performance
15 December 2013 | by faithisagoodthingSee all my reviews

I recently watched the brilliant Hours, and to say the great Paul Walker nailed this role is an understatement.

What an honest and sincere portrayal of a desperate grieving father (Nolan Hayes) and the horrors of trying everything possible to ensure that his new born baby daughter (Abigail) survives, whilst on a ventilator machine in a hospital.

It's simply just heart-breaking to watch and again, what a performance by Walker.

All this includes the backdrop of Hurricane Katrina's devastation to add to the tension of this awesome movie. The multiple flashbacks works extremely well to tell the back-story of Nolan's life and it reminded me of movies like 127 Hours.

I have noticed that some critics and fans have complained that the movie is either too long or has some plot holes. I just kept on thinking, the movie although it has a very simple story, covered what it needed too realistically and I didn't personally find any plot holes; plus the time-frame was just perfect.

What a great shame that Paul Walker died recently, because although greatly missed, he should rightly so, be very proud of this movie (and many others that he had done previously), and had so much more to offer as a great actor.

I urge everyone to see this movie as soon as possible - whatever the format for Walker's performance but also, the movie as a whole is genuinely great. Paul Walker for sure will be missed.


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