History Film / VisitingHours

25th Sep '15 9:45:07 PM mlsmithca
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* BigBad: Colt Hawker, the racist misogynist psycho killer whose after Deborah.

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* BigBad: Colt Hawker, the racist misogynist psycho killer whose who's after Deborah.
17th Dec '14 10:46:59 PM erforce
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* BigBad: Colt Hawker, the racist misogynist psycho killer hose after Deborah.

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* BigBad: Colt Hawker, the racist misogynist psycho killer hose whose after Deborah.
17th Dec '14 10:41:06 AM erforce
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'''''Visiting Hours''''' is a 1982 [[SlasherMovie slasheresque]] horror film. It stars Lee Grant, MichaelIronside, Linda Purl, Lenore Zann and WilliamShatner.

Deborah Ballin (Grant) is a journalist who has set out to prove that a woman accused of killing her husband is actually a case of self-defense, citing her husband's {{domestic abuser}} status. A television program about this case catches the eye of woman-hating psycho Colt Hawker (Ironside), who decides to make Deborah his next victim.

Colt attacks Deborah at her home, but she eludes him and survives. Wounded severely by Colt's assault, she is taken to a hospital to recover. But Colt is determined to finish the job and is planning to pay her a visit...

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\n\n'''''Visiting Hours''''' is a -->-- '''{{Tagline}}s'''

A
1982 [[SlasherMovie slasheresque]] horror horror/thriller film. It stars Lee Grant, MichaelIronside, Creator/MichaelIronside, Linda Purl, Lenore Zann Creator/LenoreZann and WilliamShatner.

Creator/WilliamShatner.

Deborah Ballin (Grant) is a journalist who has set out to prove that a woman accused of killing her husband is actually [[KillingInSelfDefense a case of self-defense, self-defense]], citing her husband's {{domestic abuser}} status.[[DomesticAbuser history of domestic abuse]]. A television program about this case catches the eye of woman-hating psycho Colt Hawker (Ironside), who decides to make Deborah his next victim.

Colt attacks Deborah at inside her home, but she eludes him and survives. Wounded severely by Colt's assault, she is taken to a hospital to recover. But Colt is still determined to finish the job and is planning to pay her a visit...

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visit...



* AxeBeforeEntering

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* AxeBeforeEnteringAxeBeforeEntering: Colt starts smashing through the door to Deborah's bedroom when she starts screaming for help at the outside.
* BigBad: Colt Hawker, the racist misogynist psycho killer hose after Deborah.



* CatScare: Deborah's parrot.
* ComfortingComforter
* DestinationDefenestration: Happens to a guard who crosses Colt.
* DomesticAbuser: Colt's father towards his mother.

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* CatScare: Deborah's parrot.
*
After Deborah gets home from the opening interview, her parrot gives her a scare when she opens a door upstairs.
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ComfortingComforter
* CompletelyDifferentTitle: The French title of the film was ''The Terror of Central Hospital''.
* TheCrocIsTicking: Colt wears a small bell around his neck, which rings whenever he moves.
* DestinationDefenestration: Happens to a A guard who crosses Colt.
hears the commotion caused by Colt killing a yet another patient at the hospital, and goes to investigate. When he arrives at the patient's room, Colt grabs him and throws him throw an office window.
* DomesticAbuser: Colt's father was one towards his mother.mother. She put an end to it with boiling oil.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: After stabbing Sheila on the stomach, Colt encounters her daughter and a babysitter on the staircase. He takes two menacing steps forward with a kitchen knife in his hand... and proceeds to leave the blade on the steps, and goes away.
* EyeScream: Colt finally manages to grab Deborah in the hospital, and she answers with throwing medical alcohol on his eyes.
* {{Flatline}}: In the hospital, Colt cuts one patient's oxygen tube, and watches her die. When a nurse gets to the scene, the patient's heart monitor is flatlining.



* HoistByHisOwnPetard
* HollywoodHeartAttack: Colt causes one in an old woman in the hospital.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard
* HollywoodHeartAttack:
HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:In the end, Deborah stabs Colt causes one in an old woman in the hospital. with his own switchblade, and he [[WallSlump slumps against a wall]]]].



* KnifeNut: Colt prefers knives.
* LikeFatherLikeSon: Colt got his misogynistic traits from his father.
* LadyDrunk: Colt's landlady.
* MedicalHorror: Main selling point.
* MenacingStroll: Justified, as Ironside [[RealitySubtext broke his ankle]] during the first day of filming. Explained in-movie with Colt swallowing lots of pills before going after Deborah for the last time.
* MirrorScare
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Colt Hawker.
* NotQuiteDead

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* KnifeNut: Colt prefers knives.
* LikeFatherLikeSon: Colt got
to use his misogynistic traits from his father.
* LadyDrunk: Colt's landlady.
* MedicalHorror: Main selling point.
switchblade for killing.
* MenacingStroll: Justified, Justified with Colt's limping, as Ironside [[RealitySubtext broke his ankle]] during the first day of filming. Explained in-movie with Colt swallowing lots of pills before going after filming.
* MirrorScare: As
Deborah for dries her face on front of a mirror, the last time.
* MirrorScare
camera pulls back to show that Colt is behind her before she sees it.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Colt Hawker.
Hawker, which combines the gun label with the predatory bird.
* NotQuiteDeadNotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:After getting stabbed, Colt lives long enough to grab Deborah's leg once beofre succumbing to his wound and dying for good]].



* PetTheDog: Colt still cares for his geriatric father.

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* PetTheDog: Colt still cares is shown caring for his geriatric father. father, who resides in old folk's home.



* RemovedFromThePicture: Colt has a wedding picture of his parents with his mother torn out.
* ScreamingWoman

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* RemovedFromThePicture: Colt has a copy of the wedding picture of his parents parents, which has the side with his mother torn out.
* %%* ScreamingWoman



* ShirtlessScene: Colt's initial attack on Deborah.
* StrawMisogynist
* TrophyRoom: Colt keeps pictures of his past and [[StalkerShrine future]] victims in his closet.
* TwoFaced: Colt's father, who got boiling oil thrown on his face by his wife.

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* ShirtlessScene: Colt's initial attack on Deborah.
* StrawMisogynist
Deborah in her house has him going shirtless.
* TrophyRoom: Colt keeps pictures of his past and [[StalkerShrine future]] victims in on the wall of his closet.
* TwoFaced: Colt's father, who father got boiling oil thrown on his face by his wife.wife when he tried to drunkenly force himself on her, which left half of his face scarred.



* WindowPain

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* WindowPain
2nd Feb '14 1:35:41 PM SomeSortOfTroper
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* IdiotBall: Despite acquiring evidence against Colt, Lisa doesn't show it to the cops right away. She instead shows them to Sheila and waits to show them to Deborah.



* PlotInducedStupidity: Despite acquiring evidence against Colt, Lisa doesn't show it to the cops right away. She instead shows them to Sheila and waits to show them to Deborah.
1st Mar '13 10:53:20 PM PaulSebert
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->''So frightening you'll never recover."''


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->''So ->''"So frightening you'll never recover."''

1st Mar '13 10:53:02 PM PaulSebert
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Added DiffLines:

->''"There is no known cure.....for MURDER."''
->''So frightening you'll never recover."''

30th Dec '12 5:34:11 PM JeffWeskamp
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[[caption-width-right:211:Nor to cheesy taglines.]]

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[[caption-width-right:211:Nor to for cheesy taglines.]]
18th May '12 11:06:09 AM TheNinth
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Deborah Ballin (Grant) is a telejournalist who has set to prove woman accused of killing her husband to be a case of self-defence, citing husband's {{domestic abuser}} status. Television program about this catches the eye of woman hating psycho Colt Hawker (Ironside), who decides to make Deborah his next victim.

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Deborah Ballin (Grant) is a telejournalist journalist who has set out to prove that a woman accused of killing her husband to be is actually a case of self-defence, self-defense, citing her husband's {{domestic abuser}} status. Television A television program about this case catches the eye of woman hating woman-hating psycho Colt Hawker (Ironside), who decides to make Deborah his next victim.



* DestinationDefenestration: Happens to guard who crosses Colt.

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* DestinationDefenestration: Happens to a guard who crosses Colt.



* FreudianExcuse: Colt's mother attacking his father is where his hatred for women stems from.

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* FreudianExcuse: Colt's mother attacking his father is where what his hatred for of women stems from.



* HollywoodHeartAttack: Colt causes one to an old woman in the hospital. Followed by {{flatline}}.

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* HollywoodHeartAttack: Colt causes one to in an old woman in the hospital. Followed by {{flatline}}.



* {{Novelization}}: [[http://www.amazon.com/Visiting-Hours-Kent-Rembo/dp/0523418442 Yes]].

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* {{Novelization}}: [[http://www.amazon.com/Visiting-Hours-Kent-Rembo/dp/0523418442 Yes]].Yes]], but only available used.
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