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Desperation: When a sheriff arrests a writer, a family, a couple, and a hitchiker and throws them in a jail cell in the deserted town of Desperation, they must fight for their lives.

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Released: May 23, 2006
Runtime: 131 mins
Genres: Drama Fantasy Horror Mystery Thriller
Countries: USA
Director: Mick Garris
Actors: Annabeth Gish Charles Durning Clint James Ewan Chung Glenn R Wilder Henry Thomas Kelly Overton Matt Frewer Ron Perlman Sammi Hanratty Steven Weber Sylva Kelegian Tom Parker Tom Skerritt

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Desperation Comments

Posted by flintstonesbyte 5 months ago
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As I've said before, some of King's books adapt well to the screen, other's not so much. This wasn't one of the better efforts, but it wasn't the worst, either. I've always thought that this would've been better if elements from it's mirror book 'The Regulators' would've been incorporated and then done as a mini-series. King's books aren't known for being short and sweet and trying to make them fit into the time allotted format of a film, is just a bit on the hard side. Still, I did enjoy this movie. Production values were good, Ron Perlman was just wonderful and the screenplay itself, was okay. 3/5 stars. (Added to my 'From Page To Screen' playlist.)

Posted by Arisma 11 months ago
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Sorry I wasted my time on this, honestly. Not suspenseful, not well written, poorly acted (even with some great actors in the cast), not even decent exposition. Bad all around.

Posted by vanili 11 months ago
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good ol stephen king 4/5

Posted by cjames22dox 1 year, 6 months ago
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woot ron pearlman is so awesome

Posted by SamcroSon 1 year, 6 months ago
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This was another decent Mick Garris directed Stephen King movie, though certainly not the best by a mile. Ron Perlman is ridiculous as the villain and Steven Webber and Tom Skerrit do well enough as the good guys. 5/10

Posted by bigmike50 2 years ago
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seen this some yrs. ago, really didn't care 4 it then & still don't it's not bad just not my favorite.

Posted by kekelynn 2 years, 1 month ago
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I absolutely love this movie! Especially after i read the book!! most definitely a good watch and read..

Posted by Medjed4ever 2 years, 11 months ago
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While I was watching Desperation, I felt like there is narrator hidden inside characters, like there is just one character, and like the story is being written while the movie is playing, same thing in The Langoliers.

Posted by siddrizzy 2 years, 11 months ago
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It's an alright movie 6/10 kind of worth watching

Posted by scraprok 3 years ago
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Ok they made a movie out of desperation but did they ever do one out of the regulators? If they did, i'd like to watch that.

Posted by akatobi2002 3 years, 1 month ago
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oh dude, i read this book! it's an intense book. like most stephen king movies, it doesn't live up to the book. except for maybe Green Mile

Posted by Karmah01 3 years, 2 months ago
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Good movie! Definitely worth a watch. 7/10

Posted by tysont 3 years, 2 months ago
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i read the book and saw the movie...BOTH were very good .... this is a must see

Posted by art35 3 years, 3 months ago
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Yeah, this was a bit scary. It was a good one.

Posted by Kelgan 3 years, 5 months ago
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Ron Perlman = LEGEND

Posted by DebbieLegg 3 years, 5 months ago
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Stephen King is one screwed up guy but he can tell an awesome story .... great movie!

Posted by jlalewicz 3 years, 6 months ago
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Good movie! Exceptional I thought for a made-for-tv! 'It' was another excellent movie that translated well to screen. However, Desperation better captured just how 'chilling' the novel really was. 'It' was very good up until the end but having read the book, I just felt that it didn't capture the climactic ending as the novel did. Guy who plays the sherrif in Desperation was REALLY GOOD! Don't think they could have chosen a better actor to play that sicko.....TACK!!

Posted by just_me52 3 years, 7 months ago
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thumbs up big time 4/5

Posted by MarkupMaster 3 years, 8 months ago ( Edited 3 years, 8 months ago )
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Guess what happens when you mix killers, monsters, ghosts, physichics and religious propaganda... Desperation. 4/10

Posted by ptyes 3 years, 9 months ago
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Loved it. It is a B movie indeed. But very good as it forces you to dive in one of Stephen King's nightmare.

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