- Status: Released
- Movie Tagline: Desperate times call for. . .
- Genres: Action, Drama, Thriller
- Release Date: 1998-01-30
- Runtime: 100.0 min
- Budget: $50.0 million
- Revenue: $13.8 million
- Production Companies: TriStar Pictures, Mandalay Entertainment
Cast & Crew
Michael Keaton, Andy García, Brian Cox, Marcia Gay Harden, Erik King, Efrain Figueroa, Joseph Cross, Janel Moloney, Richard Riehle, Tracey Walter, Keith Diamond, Peter Weireter, Steve Park, Dennis Cockrum, John Meier, Norman Howell, John Rottger, Donna Keegan, Michael Shamus Wiles, Scott Colomby
Synopsis – What to Expect from “Desperate Measures”
Desperate Measures is a 1998 action thriller directed by Barbet Schroeder and starring Michael Keaton, Andy Garcia, and Brian Cox.
The film follows San Francisco police detective Frank Connor (Keaton) as he is tasked with tracking down a serial killer who is targeting the city’s homeless population. After a series of brutal murders, Connor is desperate to find the killer before he strikes again.
When Connor’s investigation leads him to a mysterious mental hospital patient named Peter McCabe (Garcia), he is convinced that he has found the killer. Despite a lack of evidence, Connor becomes increasingly desperate to prove McCabe’s guilt, and resorts to extreme measures to get the truth.
Meanwhile, McCabe is being manipulated by a sinister doctor (Cox) who is using him as part of a sinister experiment. As Connor uncovers the truth behind McCabe’s past, he must also race against time to save the city from a deadly virus that has been released by the doctor.
Desperate Measures is a thrilling and suspenseful action movie that keeps the audience guessing until the very end. With a stellar cast and a gripping story, it is a must-watch for fans of the genre.
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