Shadow Hours (2000)




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Israeli-born director Isaac H. Eaton spins this thriller about a Mephistophelean writer luring an impressionable young man into L.A.'s seamy underside. Stuart Chappell (Peter Weller) persuades gas station attendant Michael Holloway (Balthazar Getty) to abandon the straight and narrow and accompany him on a prowl of increasingly kinky haunts -- including stripclubs, S&M dungeons, fight clubs, and Russian roulette joints. This film was screened at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival.
R (Strong violence, sexuality, masochistic images, drug use and language.)
Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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5150 Productions


Rebecca Gayheart
as Chloe Holloway
Brad Dourif
as Roland Montague
Balthazar Getty
as Michael Holloway
Peter Weller
as Stuart Chappell
Peter Greene
as Det. Steve Andrianson
Michael Dorn
as Det. Thomas Greenwood
Corin Nemec
as Vincent
Arroyn Lloyd
as Mickey
Clayton Landey
as Announcer
Richard Moll
as Homeless Man
Chris Doyle
as Sweeny
Tane McClure
as Keesha
Cheryl Dent
as Serena
Sonny King
as Manager Nude Bar
Benjamin Lum
as Mr. Ming
Steve Hulin
as Willie Wilson
Mark Ginther
as Eli Houston
Monty Freeman
as First Transvestite
De'voreaux White
as Second Transvestite
Joseph Reilich
as Third Transvestite
Aloma Wright
as Nurse Johnson
Yareli Arizmendi
as Dr. Marshall
Josephine Bailey
as Desk Clerk
Daniel Faraldo
as Santos Armando
Beau Starr
as Jeremiah Walker
Ilia Volok
as Russian
E.J. Callahan
as Man with Handicap Sign
Maral Nigolian
as Neighbor
Frank Novak
as Husband
Chris Weber
as Hitchhiker
Charles Sergis
as KFWC Newscaster
Eric Strausz
as Cop with Bulletproof Vest
Ron Athey
as Man with Hooks in Face
Crystal Cross
as Woman in Suspension Room
Stosh J. Fila
as Woman in Suspension Room
Bernard Elsmere
as Man in Suspension Room
Cyril Kuhn
as Male Huffer
Tom Bliss
as Male Huffer
Daryl Carlton
as Male Guard
Kari French
as Female Tripper
Jake Miller
as Fingered Man
Mistress Ilsa
as Elegant Woman
Pleasant Gehman
as Lingerie Woman
Marcy Johnson
as Nazi Mistress
Joey Jaramillo
as Bavarian Puppet Boy
Luke Reichle
as Butler
Selene Moreno
as Small Woman
Amber Cannon
as Pale Woman
Jade Semiprecious
as Chopsticks Woman
Russ Glazer
as Man Sucking Toes
Michelle Muloney
as Seductress, Wicked Chamber Club
Chris Colvin
as Boy Toy, Wicked Chamber Club
Alex Livingston
as Chamber Boy, Wicked Chamber Club
Ginger Moon
as Exotic Dancer
Austin St. Croix
as Exotic Dancer
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Critic Reviews for Shadow Hours

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (1)

Ends up so listless that it manages to make dissolution look like hard work.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Film Journal International

gives the impression that it was made by the ad copywriters - a showcase for the titillation which sells

December 31, 1999

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Full Review… | July 23, 2006
One Guy's Opinion

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Full Review… | December 6, 2005
Film Threat

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Full Review… | December 6, 2005
Film Threat

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August 16, 2005

Audience Reviews for Shadow Hours

[b][i]S.F.W.[/i][/b] Starring: Stephen Dorff, Reese Witherspoon, Jake Busey, and Joey Lauren Adams. Directed by Jefery Levy. Written by Danny Rubin and Jefery Levy. Rated [b]R[/b] (for strong language, some sex and drug content). Running time approximately 1 hour 34 minutes. [center][img][/img][/center] [center][i]Cute, but really...s.f.w.?[/i][/center] Jefery Levy's [i]S.F.W.[/i] is as pointless a film as anyone's ever likely to come across, and what makes it worse is that it has hopes of profundity in all its nonsense. The actors try their very best to keep us interested, but fail. The screenplay tries to be witty and funny, but fails. The director is, in general, a failure. I remember reading on the box art that one critic compared this to Kubrick's [i]A Clockwork Orange[/i]. What a hack. I really didn't like this movie. [b]* (out of ****) D[/b] [b][i]Elizabethtown[/i][/b] Starring: Orlando Bloom, Kirsten Dunst, Susan Sarandon, Alec Baldwin, Bruce McGill, Judy Greer, Jessica Biel, and Paul Schneider. Written and Directed by Cameron Crowe. Rated [b]PG-13[/b] (for language and some sexual references). Running time approximately 2 hours 3 minutes. [center][img][/img][/center] [center][i]Bloom miscast in otherwise cheerful romance.[/i][/center] Everyone hated this movie, and I don't know why. It's silly, yes, and almost completely unbelievable, but its incredibly cute and lovable. Dunst steals every scene she's in, but I didn't find her character irritating. I thought she was a lot like my dearest friend Michelle, who is also my mother. I likd the film. It coulda-shoulda-woulda been great, but it's not, and as-is, I like it. [b]**1/2 (out of ****) B-[/b] [b][i]Eragon[/i][/b] Starring: Ed Speleers, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Guillory, Robert Carlyle, and John Malkovich. Directed by Stefen Fangmeier. Written by Peter Buchman. Rated [b]PG[/b] (for fantasy violence, intense battle sequences and some frightening images). Running time approximately 1 hour 44 minutes. [center][img][/img][/center] [center][i]Clunky and lame. That's what it is.[/i][/center] How did this movie get a theatrical run? It hurt me physically to watch this clunky fantasy epic. After such glorious fantasies as the [i]Harry Potter[/i] and [i]Lord of the Rings[/i] films, this looks like it was made by a bunch of silly fools. The dialogue is ridiculous, the special effects fake as all hell and the story so shamelessly deritive as to induce vomitting and convulsions. It's one of the worst fantasy films ever made. [b]1/2* (out of ****) D-[/b] [b][i]Shadow Hours[/i][/b] Starring: Balthazar Getty, Peter Weller, Rebecca Gayheart, Peter Greene, Frederic Forrest, and Brad Dourif. Written and Directed by Isaac H. Eaton. Rated [b]R[/b] (for strong violence, sexuality, masochistic images, drug use and language). Running time approximately 1 hour 35 minutes. [center][img][/img][/center] [center][i]RoboCop has certainly fallen.[/i][/center] Depravity can only get you so far. In Isaac H. Eaton's [i]Shadow Hours[/i], there isn't one person or event that anyone in the audience could ever enjoy. "Why am I watching this?" I wondered. In the end, there are some striking visuals, but the actors are trapped by the one-dimensional characters and their half-wit minds. This is a bad film, through and through, but I wonder what it would've been in the hands of Tim Burton or Kubrick. [b]* (out of ****) D[/b] [b][i]Dreamgirls[/i][/b] Starring: Jamie Foxx, Boyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Danny Glover, and Jennifer Hudson. Written and Directed by Bill Condon. Rated [b]PG-13[/b] (for language, some sexuality and drug content). Running time approximately 2 hours 12 minutes. [center][img][/img][/center] [center][i]Predictability stops beautiful production from greatness.[/i][/center] Bill Condon's [i]Dreamgirls[/i] could've been an amazing film. It's not, but one can't help but drool over the thought of it achieving greatness. The real reason to watch the film is Jennifer Hudson, whose voice is so powerful it'll give you goosebumps everytime she belts out a tune. Her performance was well-deserving of the Oscar she received, and I hope to see her in more films. The production design, the cinematography - everything is beautifully done, but we've seen this story before. [b]*** (out of ****) B[/b]

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