From Academy AwardÂ®-winning director Michael Cimino comes this taut psychological thriller about a family held hostage in their own home. Starring Mickey Rourke, Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins, Mimi Rogers and Kelly Lynch, this nail-biting action film grabs you by the throat and leaves you gasping in terror. Prepare yourself. The Desperate Hours have begun.
In dire need of a hideout, escaped convict Michael Bosworth (Rouke) uses his charming smile to gain entry into the posh home of Nora and Tim Cornell (Rogers and Hopkins) and their two children. While waiting for his beautiful lawyer- turned- accomplice (Lynch) to arrive, Bosworth's smile soon explodes into homicidal rage when the Cornells desperately try to fight back. Holding the family at gunpoint and ruthlessly pitting husband against wife, Bosworth's fury escalates into a shocking night of terror and cold-blooded murder. Finally, the family is to take a stand that will either destroy them... or unite them as never before.