Desperate Measures Poster

Release Date: January 30th, 1998

DVD Release Date: May 27th, 1998

R|1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary
Widowed cop Frank Conner (Andy Garcia) is determined to secure a bone marrow transplant for his son, Matt (Joseph Cross), who will die of leukemia if a suitable donor isn't found. Conner discovers that incarcerated serial murderer Peter McCabe (Michael Keaton) is a match for Matt, and the psychopath eventually agrees to donate marrow, but he escapes from the operating room just before the procedure. Conner quickly follows, but the scheming McCabe won't be easily apprehended.

Cast: Michael Keaton, Andy Garcia, Brian Cox, Marcia Gay Harden, Erik King, Efrain Figueroa, Joseph Cross, Janel Moloney

Director: Barbet Schroeder

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: Eaglepoint, Mandalay Pictures, TriStar Pictures

Distributors: TriStar Pictures

Keywords: Police station, Father, Engaging, Pursuit, Son, 1990s, Hospital, Quest, Doctor, Police officer, Prison, Intense