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83 Hours 'Til Dawn (1990)

A wealthy man's daughter is kidnapped and placed in a box with air for only 83 hours.

Director:

Donald Wrye

Writers:

Barbara Jane Mackle (book), Gene Miller (book) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Peter Strauss ... Wayne Stracton
Robert Urich ... Bradley Burdock
Paul Winfield ... Doctor Dantley
Elizabeth Gracen ... Maria Ranfield
Kevin Kilner ... Bobby Dankworth
Shannon Wilcox ... Janet Burdock
R. Lee Ermey ... Glen Fairling
Samantha Mathis ... Julie Burdock
Cameron Bancroft ... David Burdock
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tom Allard Tom Allard ... Whitewood
Jacqueline Axton Jacqueline Axton ... Mrs. Dankworth
Victor Brandt Victor Brandt ... Sorella
Christopher Cass ... Chadway
Ancel Cook Ancel Cook ... Woodmere
Danny Dayton ... Morgan
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Wayne Stracton, an unscrupulous psychopathic criminal, kidnaps the teenage Julie Burdock and buries her in a small box with air for only 83 hours. He demands half a million dollars from her father and gives him most detailed instructions on how to deliver the money. Meanwhile the FBI frantically tries to locate Julie, knowing that the kidnaper won't care for her after he's received the money and even less if he doesn't. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Kidnapped and buried alive !

Genres:

Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and terror, and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

83 Stunden - Nervenkrieg gegen die Zeit See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Beach, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Based on the 1971 autobiography of Barbara Jane Mackle, who was kidnapped in 1968 and buried alive for eighty-three hours in a wood-and-fiberglass capsule. See more »

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Version of The Longest Night (1972) See more »

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Not particularly good, but decent, for a TV-movie
11 August 2004 | by TBJCSKCNRRQTreviewsSee all my reviews

I haven't seen the original film, that this one is a remake of, but I guess it's better than this. This film is based on a true story, but I don't know how true to the facts it is. The plot is pretty good, but terribly predictable, partly due to the fact that the whole film is being told as a flashback. It's also slow, especially for a 90-minute movie. The acting is mostly decent at best, with a few exceptions. Samantha Mathis was pretty good, and Peter Strauss was quite convincing. However, pretty much everyone else was overacted and hardly believable. R. Lee Ermey was somewhat good, but since this is the same role that he always plays, it was to be expected. The characters are somewhat well-written. The dialog is bad and pretty cliched. The film is fairly boring, and hard to sit through, mainly due to the predictability of the plot and the bad acting. It does have some good sequences, though, and is decent overall. Due to the various bad factors of the film, it has little to no re-watch value, and is not worth owning, even if you can get it for virtually nothing. I recommend it only to fans of thrillers, and only if it's on TV, and there's absolutely nothing worth watching for those 90 minutes. 5/10


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