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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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Storyline

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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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Based on a true story
16 November 2002 | by Moondrop_CSee all my reviews

The fact that this actually happened (to Barbara Mackle, who wrote a book about her experience that this movie is based on) makes it even creepier. And the fact that the man who kidnapped her is now a doctor (Gary Steven Krist) is frightening. The fact that he thinks everyone should forgive and forget (and even wrote a book of his own) tells me that he has no idea what he did to that girl or what could have happened to her. It's been a while since I saw the movie, but watching it gave me the creeps, thinking that someone could do that to another person. Good movie.


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