83 Hours 'Til Dawn (1990)

Genres - Drama, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Thriller, Docudrama  |   Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG13
  • AllMovie Rating
    5
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

Share on

83 Hours 'Til Dawn utilizes a plot device originally seen on another fact-based TV movie, The Longest Night (1972). Robert Urich stars as a wealthy business executive whose 20-year-old daughter is abducted by sociopathic Peter Strauss. The kidnapper seals his victim in a small box and buries it deep underground, with an air-tube as her only conduit to the outside world. Strauss threatens to never reveal the girl's whereabouts unless Urich ponies up half a million dollars. The original telecast of 83 Hours 'Til Dawn ran a distant second to a competing network showing of the theatrical feature Three Men and A Baby (87).

Characteristics

Keywords

killing, prevention, buried-alive, daughter, kidnapping, maniac, premature-burial, race-against-time, racer, rescue, victim