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Desperate Measures
- Michael Keaton

Overview - Widowed police officer Frank Conner (Andy Garcia) has a cancer-stricken nine-year-old son, Matthew (Joseph Cross), whose only hope for survival is a bone-marrow transplant, but the only matching donor is Pete McCabe (Michael Keaton), a vicious, psychotic killer being held in a maximum-security prison.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Widowed police officer Frank Conner (Andy Garcia) has a cancer-stricken nine-year-old son, Matthew (Joseph Cross), whose only hope for survival is a bone-marrow transplant, but the only matching donor is Pete McCabe (Michael Keaton), a vicious, psychotic killer being held in a maximum-security prison. McCabe at first denies Conner's request for help but then agrees, devising an elaborate plan to use the medical procedure as an opportunity to escape. McCabe breaks loose before the transfusion can occur, and Conner is forced to become both his tracker and his ally, wanting to bring the serial killer back into custody but determined--for the sake of his son--to keep McCabe alive. Keaton is chilling as the vicious, brilliant convict, while Garcia turns in a heartfelt performance as a devoted father caught in the middle of a bad situation getting worse. With DESPERATE MEASURES, director Barbet Schroeder (REVERSAL OF FORTUNE), renowned for his knack of combining urgent family drama with white-knuckle suspense, adds another crowd-pleasing, thought-provoking film to his list of successes.

Cast List

Barbet Schroeder - Director/Prod./Screenwriter
Janel Maloney - Actress
Donna M. Duffy - Actress
Josh Kemble - Actor
Keith Diamond
Christine Ashe - Actress
Jack Gill
Marcia Gay Harden - Oscar winning american actress, POLLOCK
Dennis Cockrum - Actor
Tim Kelleher - Voice Actor/Producer
Richard Riehle
John Meier - Actor
Gary Foster - Filmmaker
Lee Percy - Film editor
Tracey Walter - American actor, REPO MAN
Troy Robinson
Scott Colomby - TV/Film Actor
Neal Matarazzo - Actor
Joe Drago
Donna Keegan - Actor
Brian Cox - British Actor, L.I.E. (2000)
Randy Thompson - Actor
Cliff Fleming - Actor
Michael Shamus Wiles - Actor
Norm Howell - Actor
Gary Jones - Costume Designer, JUST MY LUCK (2006)
Boss Film Studios - Visual effects company
Lee Rich - American Producer
Trevor Jones - Composer, EXCALIBUR (1981)
Joseph Cross - Actor
Steve Park - Actor
David Flick - Actor
Erik King - Supporting Actor
Eric Tignini - Actor
Dirk Vahle - Actor
Andy Garcia - Hispanic Actor, THE GODFATHER PART III (1990)
Steven Schub - Actor/"Caught"
Billy Kane - Actor
Danny Rogers - Actor
Susan Hoffman
Geoffrey Kirkland - Production Designer
Peter Weireter - Actor
Robert Baier - Actor
David Klass
Charles Noland - Actor
Howard Meehan - Actor
Michael Keaton - Actor/Producer, BATMAN (1989)
Michael John Douglas - Actor/Producer, BATMAN (1989)
Efrain Figueroa
Darren Pearce - Actor
Craig Hosking - Actor
Scott Waugh - Actor
John Rottger - Actor
Luciano Tovoli - Director of Photography

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 101
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 014381860726
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Release Date: August 2013

Related Categories:
Movies > Action/Adventure

Related Keywords:
Action
Rivalry
Psychos
Suspense
Thriller
Killer
On-The-Run
Illness
Cops
Escape
Parenthood
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Synopsis:
A San Francisco cop has a problem: His son is gravely ill and the only matching bone marrow donor is a convicted psychotic serial killer. When the murderer escapes, the officer has a choice of joining the lynch mob to hunt him down or trying to protect him in the hope of keeping his son alive.

Reviews:
"...Keaton gives a chilling performance....Garcia is surprisingly convincing....DESPERATE MEASURES' script is intelligently written..." - 04/01/1998 Box Office, p.213

 
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