Is The Desperate Hour Based On A True Story?

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Naomi Watts as Amy in The Desperate Hour
Credit: Sky Cinema

While The Desperate Hour seems like a well-crafted film, its timely release doesn't sit well with its US viewers. This is particularly true since the movie was released in one of the worst school shootings in history. In some regions, the movie is called Lakewood.

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Now that The Desperate Hour is available to stream on Amazon Prime Video, many can't help but ask if the film is based on a true story. In this guide, we look over the details of the film and whether it's inspired by real life.

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The Desperate Hour Release Date

Naomi Watts as Amy in The Desperate Hour
Credit: Sky Cinema

The Desperate Hour was actually released in theaters on September 12, 2021. And after some time, the movie is now available on Amazon Prime Video. It has even landed on the trending shows.

What Is The Desperate Hour About?

Emergency alert on phone in The Desperate Hour
Credit: Sky Cinema
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The Desperate Hour is about a newly widowed mother of two who is still reeling in from her loss. As she goes out for a run, she receives an emergency alert that the schools in her city are on lockdown mode. She learns that her young daughter is safe at her school. Meanwhile, her teenage son is part of the group taken in as a hostage by an unidentified individual.

The woman named Amy (played by Naomi Watts) does everything she can to ensure her son's safety. At one point, authorities question her about her son's involvement in the situation. This leads Amy to make frantic calls on her phone to convince her son to stop whatever it is that he is doing.

But later in the film, we learn that her son is actually innocent.

Who Is Part Of The Desperate Hour Cast?

Naomi Watts as Amy in The Desperate Hour
Credit: Sky Cinema

The cast of The Desperate Hour includes the following:

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  • Naomi Watts (as Amy)
  • Colton Gobbo (as Noah)
  • Andrew Chown (as Robert Ellis)
  • Sierra Maltby (as Emily)
  • Michelle Johnston (as Heather)
  • Woodrow Schrieber (as Detective Paulson)
  • David Reale (as CJ)
  • Jason Clarke (as Greg Minor)

Where To Watch The Desperate Hour Trailer?

Naomi Watts as Amy in The Desperate Hour
Credit: Sky Cinema

Since the film is already available on Amazon Prime Video, you can already watch it on the streaming service. If you need convincing, here is its trailer:

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The Desperate Hour is now available on Amazon Prime Video.



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