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Desperate Hours (1990)

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Release Date
• USA: Oct 5, 1990
DVD Release Date
• R1: Apr 16, 2002

Running Time
1 hour, 45 minutes

Country USA

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Other Titles
• Desperate Hours
• 24 Stunden in seiner Gewalt (1991)

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Genre: Thriller, Suspense, Psychos, Hostage, Police, Infidelity

Tagline: Michael bosworth is looking for a place to call home... Just for a few hours.

Plot: A dizzying battle for survival within the constraints of a hostage situation inside a suburban home, this remake of the 1955 original was filmed largely in Salt Lake City and was written with the collaboration of Joseph Hayes, who authored the original novel, Broadway play, and the 1955 screenplay. Featuring engaging performances by Mimi Rogers and Anthony Hopkins, the film tracks the mayhem caused by a ruthless criminal who takes a suburban family hostage as he waits for and plans his ultimate escape. The highly intelligent Bosworth (Mickey Rourke) escapes from prison, aided by his lovesick attorney, Nancy. Leaving his lawyer behind, Bosworth joins his brother, Wally (Elias Koteas), and their partner. Needing a hideout, the three enter and terrorize the home of Tim (Hopkins) and Nora (Rogers) Cornell. The family’s internal troubles are highlighted as Bosworth and his clan play mind games with the family and diligent FBI agent Chandler takes charge of the manhunt.

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 Directed by
Michael Cimino
The Deer Hunter, Year of the Dragon, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
 Written by
Joseph Hayes
The Desperate Hours
Mickey Rourke
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Anthony Hopkins
The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal, Red Dragon
Mimi Rogers
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Lindsay Crouse
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Kelly Lynch
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Elias Koteas
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David Morse
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 Music By
David Mansfield
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