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Deborah Ballin is a controversial middle-aged TV journalist, who is campaigning on air on behalf of a battered woman who murdered her abusive husband, claiming justifiable defense against the so-called victim. But her outspoken views championing women's rights incense one of the studio's cleaning staff, closet homicidal psycho (and misogynist) Colt Hawker whose deep seated despising all all things female occurred from seeing his Mother throwing boiling oil in the face of his abusive Father when he was a small child (and who's M.O. is to photograph victims he stabs as they're spasming to death). So much so that he decides there and then to shut her up...PERMANENTLy! Managing to beat her home, he soon dispatches her maid Francine, before turning his rage onto her as she come home (greeting her in only wearing her jewelry and make-up). Despite the brutal injuries he lashes out on her, she manages to survive and is rushed off to hospital. But undaunted he catches up to her in hospital and disguised as a florist... he enter the building to continue his mission to finish her off...along with anyone else who gets under his skin.
There is no known cure.....for MURDER.
Title: VIsiting Hours
Release Date: May 28, 1982
Runtime: 105 mins
All Genres: Horror, Thriller
IMDB Rating: 4.3
Buried.com Rating: 5.3 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With V
MPAA Rating: R
Jean Claude Lord
Michael Ironside ...Colt Hawker
Lee Grant ...Deborah Ballin
Linda Purl ...Sheila Munroe
William Shatner ...Gary Baylor
Lenore Zann ...Lisa
Harvey Atkin ...Vinnie Bradshaw
Helen Hughes ...Louise Shepherd
Michael J. Reynolds ...Porter Halstrom
Kirsten Bishop ...Denise (as Kirsten Bishopric)
Deborah Kirshenbaum ...Connie Wexler (as Debra Kirschenbaum)
Elizabeth Leigh Milne ...Patricia Ellis
Maureen McRae ...Elizabeth Hawker
Dustin Waln ...Mr. Hawker
Neil Affleck ...Police Officer
Damir Andrei ...Paramedic
Dorothy Barker ...Sally Flavin
Steve Bettcher ...Anesthetist
Walker Boone ...Elevator Policeman
Richard Rebiere ...Entrance Policeman (as Richard Briere)
Terrance P. Coady ...Ent. Security Officer
Richard Comar ...Emergency Doctor 2
Dora Dainton ...Mrs. Corrigan
Sylvie Desbois ...Main Desk Nurse
yvan Ducharme ...Policeman 1
Sarita Elman ...T.V. Director
Kathleen Fee ...Emergency Nurse
Domenico Fiore ...Policeman 2
Tali Fischer ...Bridget
Richer Francoeur ...Anesthetist
Lorena Gale ...Nurse 1
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VIsiting Hours Horror Film Trailer 1
More Movie Taglines:
- There is no known cure.....for MURDER.
- In this hospital your next visit may be your last.
- So frightening you'll never recover.
- Colt Hawker: [Letters framed on his wall] God, you blast them all: blacks, Jews, Mexicans...
Deborah Ballin: Don't leave me. He's here. I know it!
- The film became controversial in the UK after it briefly appeared on the DPP 74 list of video nasties.
The limp Michael Ironside sports at the end of the movie was real; he broke his ankle on the first day of filming.
Star Michael Ironside was cast as Colt Hawker partly because he had given such a sinister performance in David Cronenberg's Scanners (1981), which was also from the same producers of Visiting Hours.
This was the first of the UK's infamous 'Video Nasty' films to be aired on television. The ITV network aired the film uncut in 1989 and subsequently the network received a fine from the Broadcasting Standards Council.
The hospital used in the film was Veteran's Hospital in Senneville, Quebec. It served for both interior and exterior shooting for the film.
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