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Hours (2013)

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A father struggles to keep his infant daughter alive in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

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Eric Heisserer

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Eric Heisserer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Walker ... Nolan Hayes
Genesis Rodriguez ... Abigail Hayes
Nancy Nave ... Sandra
Shane Jacobsen ... Marc
Natalia Safran ... Karen
TJ Hassan ... Jeremy (as T.J. Hassan)
Lena Clark ... Lucy
Kesha Bullard Kesha Bullard ... Nurse
Yohance Myles ... Dr. Edmonds
Judd Lormand ... Glenn
Tony Bentley ... Doctor
Ian Hoch ... Resident
Kerry Cahill ... Nurse Shelly
Oscar Gale ... Hector
Christopher Matthew Cook ... Lenny (as Matt Cook)
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Storyline

In New Orleans just before Hurricane Katrina hits, a pregnant woman gives birth prematurely. She dies and her baby is in critical condition. The baby has to be kept in a neonatal incubator. When the hurricane strikes, all the power goes out and everyone in the hospital leaves. But the baby's father stays because the baby can't be moved so he has to take care of his baby by making sure the ventilator stays on. And because there's no power, the only power source is generator that he has to crank every few minutes. So he has to stay awake while waiting for someone to come for them. Written by michaelh2001@gmail.com

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Every second counts

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, violence and drug material | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 December 2013 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

Horas desesperadas See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$801,983
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

One of Paul Walker's last movies, he passed away two weeks before this movie was released in the USA. See more »

Goofs

The Adrenaline shot Nolan Hayes takes in the arm would have worked almost instantaneously. That's what they're designed to do, much like an EPI pen. If v a doctor had a patient in cardiac arrest he or she would not be afforded the luxury of the 1:50 seconds wait that Nolan waited for his Adrenaline hit. Granted heart patients have the drug administered in a different way, but still, a shot of pure Adrenaline would be a fast acting sensation, particularly with an emaciated system, hypertension, and a faster pulse. Further, when forced to protect his baby, he uses the drug on an intruder and voilà. Instant results. See more »

Quotes

Abigail Hayes: You're so stubborn. I love that about you.
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Connections

Featured in I Am Paul Walker (2018) See more »

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All I Feel Is You
Written and Performed by Natalia Safran and Mikolaj Jaroszyk (as Mikolaj Mick Jaroszyk)
Produced by Mikolaj Jaroszyk and Kostek Andriejew
Published by Natalia Safran and Mikolaj Jaroszyk (as Mikolaj Mick Jaroszyk)
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Dramatic and Tense
11 January 2014 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In August 2005, in New Orleans, Nolan Hayes (Paul Walker) brings his pregnant wife Abigail (Genesis Rodriguez) with Eclampsia to the Saint Mary Hospital. Abigail delivers a premature baby and dies and the baby needs to be kept in a ventilator. A few hours later, the Hurricane Katrina hits the hospital, cutting the power and the hospital is evacuated. Nolan stays with his daughter since the equipment is not portable and soon he finds that the battery is in the end of its life and only can hold three minutes of charge. He finds a battery charge and has initially to crank every three minutes. As long as time goes by, the battery holds less charge. But the situation gets worse when marauders invade the hospital.

"Hours" is a dramatic and tense movie with Paul Walker that has magnificent performance in the role of a father that struggles to keep his baby alive during the tragedy of the Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. The screenplay is filled with his recollections of his beloved wife that breaks the tension. Despite the story is almost theatrical in one location, it never disappoints. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Contagem Regressiva" ("Countdown")


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