Desperate Measures (1998)

R   |    |  Action, Crime, Drama


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Frank Conner is an honest police officer who desperately needs to save his son's life. However, after losing all hope, he finds out that a criminal Peter McCabe in jail is his only savior.


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  • Frank & Samantha
  • Frank & Peter
  • Marcia Gay Harden as Dr. Samantha Hawkins
  • Frank & Matt
  • Andy Garcia stars as Frank Conner
  • Frank & Peter

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2 May 2006 | ccthemovieman-1
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| High Marks For Suspense
Here's an underrated suspense movie that's good. It's "good" in that fact it delivers what it promises: suspense. I'm sure there are a number of holes in this far-fetched tale but it's fun to watch nevertheless.

Michael Keaton is almost mesmerizing in his role as the sick killer. There is some decent action in here, too, but suspense is the name of this game. Once you've started in, it's very difficult to put down. Andy Garcia and Marcia Gay Hayden turn in solid performances as well.

It was nice to see a tough-but-loving father (Garcia) go to any lengths to save his kid. Speaking of the kid (Joseph Cross), they show this very little soft-spoken boy that is trying be saved and all of sudden he says the word "a-hole." What is the purpose of inserting that? Only in the world of film.

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