Desperate Measures Movie Review 1998

Information and Film Reviews for Desperate Measures the Movie

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Police officer Frank Connor (Garcia) desperately searches for a bone marrow donor for his dying son. Turns out the perfect match is vicious murderer and prison inmate Pete McCabe (Keaton). McCabe seizes the opportunity to unleash an elaborate and violent prison escape in a San Francisco hospital. Keaton, as a poor man's Hannibal Lecter, offers this movie's only entertainment. If not for the dying child to propel its already ludicrious story along, it would be a great source for slapstick comedy. Film was held back for several months before its final release and you'll find out why the studio wanted to hide this one.


Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL:, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 100 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Psycho-Thriller, Hospitals & Medicine, San Francisco, Fugitives, Psychotics/Sociopaths, Great Escapes, Dads, Death Row
Henry Bean, Neal Jimenez, David Klass
Andy Garcia, Michael Keaton, Marcia Gay Harden, Brian Cox, Efrain Figueroa, Joseph Cross, Richard Riehle
Luciano Tovoli
Barbet Schroeder
Trevor Jones
Lee Percy, Sandy Getzler
Barbet Schroeder, Lee Rich, Gary Foster, Mandalay Entertainment, TriStar Pictures

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