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Before sunrise on August 29, 2005, Nolan Hayes (Walker) arrives at a New Orleans hospital with his pregnant wife, Abigail (Rodriguez), who has gone into early labor. What should be one of the happiest days of Nolan's life quickly spirals out of control when the birth goes tragically wrong and Hurricane Katrina ravages the hospital, forcing an evacuation. Nolan and his newborn baby are soon cut off from the world by power outages and rising flood waters. With his baby completely dependent on a ventilator Nolan faces one life-and-death decision after another, fighting to keep his daughter alive, as minute by agonizing minute passes...becoming unimaginable hours.
the official version from online.wsj.com on August 27, 2013
Set in New Orleans, Hours revolves around Nolan (Walker) as his beloved wife dies during childbirth, leaving him to care for their newborn on his own. As Nolan struggles to come to grips with his loss, Hurricane Katrina simultaneously devastates the coast of Louisiana. After the hospital is evacuated, Nolan alone must fight to keep his daughter alive – amid violent conditions and armed looters. When an electricity shortage threatens to disrupt his child’s incubator, Nolan will have to race against time in order to save his child from the raging storm.
the official version from voltagepictures.com on June 3, 2012