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30th January 1998
1h 40m
Barbet Schroeder
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Desperate Measures

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Desperate Measures is a 1998 Action Drama film released on 30th January; Barbet Schroeder directed the film which stars Andy Garcia, Michael Keaton, and Brian Cox.

San Francisco police officer Frank Connor is in a frantic search for a compatible bone marrow donor for his gravely ill son. There's only one catch the potential donor is convicted multiple murderer Peter McCabe who sees a trip to the hospital as the perfect opportunity to get what he wants most: freedom. With McCabe's escape, the entire hospital becomes a battleground and Connor must pursue and, ironically, protect the deadly fugitive who is his son's only hope for survival.

If you started watching this film now, it would finish at approximately 8:08pm.
Andy Garcia Andy Garcia
Age at Filming ≈ 41
Michael Keaton Michael Keaton
Age at Filming ≈ 46
Brian Cox Brian Cox
Age at Filming ≈ 51
Marcia Gay Harden Marcia Gay Harden
Age at Filming ≈ 38
Richard Riehle Richard Riehle
Age at Filming ≈ 49
Michael Shamus Wiles
Age at Filming ≈ 42
Joseph Cross
Age at Filming ≈ 11
Erik King
Age at Filming ≈ 34
Scott Colomby
Age at Filming ≈ 45
Keith Diamond
Age at Filming ≈ 35
Janel Moloney
Age at Filming ≈ 28
Norman Howell
Age at Filming ≈ 40
Tracey Walter Tracey Walter
Age at Filming ≈ 50


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Cast Age

Estimated Ages At Time of Filming

5% 0-12
5% 20-29
15% 30-39
30% 40-49
10% 50-59
35% Unknown

Cast Genders

Who Is Most Represented

15% Female
85% Male

Good/Bad Characters

More Heroes of Villains?

5% Good
5% Bad
90% Unknown

Character Types

What Characters Feature

20% Cop
15% Detective
10% Doctor
10% Prisoner
5% Criminal
5% Police Captain
5% Prison Warden
5% Prison Guard
5% SWAT Commander
5% Nurse
15% Unknown

Frequently Asked Questions

Who plays the lead role(s) in Desperate Measures?
The lead roles are played by Andy Garcia and Michael Keaton.
Is Desperate Measures on Netflix?
No, Desperate Measures is not currently available on Netflix in the United States
Is Desperate Measures on Amazon Prime?
No, Desperate Measures is not currently available on Amazon Prime in the United States
Is Desperate Measures on Disney Plus?
No, Desperate Measures is not currently available on Disney+ in the United States