Visiting Hours (1982)

Visiting Hours (1982) Movie

Visiting Hours

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Release Date
(UK) - 18 April 1982
(Canada) - 21 May 1982
(USA) - 28 May 1982
(Netherlands) - 10 June 1982
(Australia) - 24 June 1982

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105 USA:103

There is no known cure.....for MURDER. In this hospital your next visit may be your last. So frightening you'll never recover.

1980s, ambulance, anger, angst, asphyxiation, asylum, b-movie, ball, bandage, bathroom, beating, bed, bedroom, beer, beer-bottle, beer-drinking, bite, bite-marks, biting, black-eye, blonde, blood, boiling-oil, boss, bouquet


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Cast of Visiting Hours

  1. Affleck, Neil as [Police Officer] <14>
  2. Andrei, Damir as [Paramedic] <15>
  3. Atkin, Harvey as [Vinnie Bradshaw] <6>
  4. Bettcher, Steve as [Anesthetist] <17>
  5. Boone, Walker as [Elevator Policeman] <18>
  6. Coady, Terrance P. as [Ent. Security Officer] <20>
  7. Comar, Richard as [Emergency Doctor 2] <21>
  8. Dennis, Charles as (uncredited) [Doctor]
  9. Ducharme, Yvan as [Policeman 1] <24>
  10. Fiore, Domenico as [Policeman 2] <27>
  11. Francoeur, Richer as [Anesthetist] <29>
  12. Goldberg, Isadore as [Old Man (cataracts)] <33>
  13. Hagopian, Dean as [Journalist 1] <34>
  14. Ironside, Michael as [Colt Hawker] <1>
  15. Knight, Victor (I) as [Hospital Administrator] <35>
  16. McKeowan, Bob as [Floor Director] <41>
  17. Michaels, Steve (I) as [Plainclothesman 1] <39>
  18. Nelthorpe, Malcolm as [Entrance Security Officer] <42>
  19. Nincheri, Roland as [Emergency Doctor] <43>
  20. Rebiere, Richard as (as Richard Briere) [Entrance Policeman] <19>
  21. Reynolds, Michael J. as [Porter Halstrom] <8>
  22. Robbins, Ron (I) as [Hair Dresser] <45>
  23. Robbins, Ron (II) as [Hair Dresser] <45>
  24. Robinson, Robby (I) as (as Robbie Roberson) [Matthew] <46>
  25. Shatner, William as [Gary Baylor] <4>
  26. Silverman, Danny (I) as [Young Colt] <49>
  27. Starr, Marty as [Sally's Boyfriend] <50>
  28. Tiberghien, Jérôme as [Grant] <51>
  29. Vancourt, Randy as (uncredited) [Studio Grip]
  30. Waln, Dustin as [Mr. Hawker] <13>

  31. All Cast

Genres in Visiting Hours

  1. Horror
  2. Thriller

Plot of Visiting Hours

Deborah Ballin is a controversial middle-aged TV journalist, who is campaigning on air on behalf of a battered woman who murdered her abusive husband, claiming justifiable defense against the Full Plot >>

Business of Visiting Hours

BT: CAD 5,500,000 GR: USD 12,581,713 (USA) (27 June 1982) GR: USD 11,943,356 (USA) (20 June 1982) GR: USD 10,944,524 (USA) (13 June 1982) GR: USD 8,913,984 (USA) (6 June 1982) GR: USD 5,250,157 (USA) (31 May 1982) GR: USD 13,258,670 (USA) OW: USD 5,250,157 (USA) (31 May 1982) (1,176 screens) PD: 26 August 1980 - 24 October 1980 WG: USD 406,733 (USA) (27 June 1982) (364 screens) WG: USD 509,105 (USA) (20 June 1982) (338 screens) WG: USD 1,133,359 (USA) (13 June 1982) (660 screens) WG: USD 2,581,076 (USA) (6 June 1982) WG: USD 5,250,157 (USA) (31 May 1982)

Certificate of Visiting Hours

M/18 (Portugal)
R (Australia)
K-18 (Finland)
-16 (France)
18 (Norway)(video premiere)
15 (Sweden)
18 (UK)
(Banned) (Iceland)
16 (Iceland)(cut)
(Banned) (Norway)(1982-2003) (cinema release)
BPjM Restricted (Germany)

Composers of music of Visiting Hours

  1. Goldsmith, Jonathan (II)

Cinematographers of Visiting Hours

  1. Verzier, René (director of photography) (as Rene Verzier)

Costume Designers of Visiting Hours

  1. White, Delphine

Distributors of Visiting Hours

Anchor Bay Entertainment [us] - (2005) (USA) (DVD)
Shout! Factory [us] - (2011) (USA) (DVD)
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation [us]

Editors of Visiting Hours

  1. Lord, Jean-Claude (as Jean Claude Lord)
  2. Thouin, Lise

Misc of Visiting Hours

  1. Boudreau, France (script girl)
  2. Brousseau, Pierre (I) (unit publicist)
  3. Di Novi, Denise (script coordinator) (as Denise DiNovi)
  4. Duguet, Linda (bookkeeper)
  5. Duguet, Yvette (production accountant)
  6. Egyes, Michael (craft service)
  7. Forget, Denise (production secretary)
  8. Gascon, Louis (production assistant)
  9. Gosselin, Joanne (bookkeeper)
  10. Légaré, Monique (secretary to producer) (as Monique Legare)
  11. Léonard, Gilles (comptroller) (as Gilles Leonard)
  12. Major, Serge (administrator)
  13. Potashnik, Jerry (production assistant)
  14. Serapiglia, Pietro L. (production assistant) (as Peter Serapiglia)
  15. Williamson, Diane (I) (bookkeeper)

Quotes of Visiting Hours

Colt Hawker: [Letters framed on his wall] God, you blast them all: blacks, Jews, Mexicans...

Deborah Ballin: Don't leave me. He's here. I know it! Full Quotes >>

Other Titles of Visiting Hours

  1. Das Horror-Hospital (1982) (ENG)
    (West Germany)

  2. Delitto al Central Hospital (1982) (ENG)

  3. Get Well Soon (1982) (ENG)

  4. Horror-Hospital (1982) (ENG)

  5. Terreur à l'hôpital central (1982) (ENG)
    (Canada: French title)

  6. The Fright (1982) (ENG)

  7. Delitto al Central Hospital (1982) (ITA)

Shooting/Filming Locations of Visiting Hours

  1. Montréal, Québec, Canada

Trivia of Visiting Hours

- The film became controversial in the UK after it briefly appeared on the DPP 72 list of video nasties.

- The limp Michael Ironside sports at the end of the movie was real; he broke his ankle on the first day of filming.

- Star 'Michael Ironside' (qv) was cast as Colt Hawker partly because he had given such a sinister performance in 'David Cronenberg' (qv)'s _Scanners (1981)_ (qv), which was also from the same producers of Visiting Hours.

- This was the first of the UK's infamous 'Video Nasty' films to be aired on television. The ITV network aired the film uncut in 1989 and subsequently the network received a fine from the Broadcasting Standards Council.

- The hospital used in the film was Veteran's Hospital in Senneville, Quebec. It served for both interior and exterior shooting for the film.

- The theme music for this film is modeled after 'John Carpenter (I)' (qv)'s iconic _Halloween (1978)_ (qv) score.

- The films French title "Terreur a l'hoptial central" translates to The Terror of Central Hospital. Full Trivia >>