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Desperate Hours Movie Review Summary

Actors: Mickey Rourke, Anthony Hopkins, Mimi Rogers, Elias Koteas, David Morse, Kelly Lynch, Lindsay Crouse

Detailed Plot Synopsis of Desperate Hours

DESPERATE HOURS is a Dino De Laurentiis production directed by Michael Cimino in 1990.

Helped by his lawyer Kelly Lynch, Mickey Rourke, a psychotic criminal, escapes from the court. With his brother Elias Koteas and David Morse, he shuts himself away into the Cornell mansion in order to wait for Kelly Lynch. For several hours, the kidnapped Cornell family will have to live with the presence of these three men.

Meanwhile, FBI officer Lindsay Crouse, who's always suspected Kelly Lynch to have helped Rourke's escape, waits for the lawyer to make her first mistake. She'll finally learn of Rourke's location and try to stop the criminals without endangering the Cornell's family.


This report prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   rescuing from kidnappers Escape/Rescue?    -   escape/rescue from kidnapper(s)

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   criminal Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American Unusual characteristics:    -   Mentally ill

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   seeing breasts Is this movie based on a    -   book

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