MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,219 this week

In the Blink of an Eye (1996)

TV Movie  |   |  Biography, Crime, Drama  |  24 March 1996 (USA)
5.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.8/10 from 162 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 1 critic

Hamel portrays director Dickoff who suspends her career in order to help a friend who's been in prison for quite some time in connection with a murder.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 250 titles
created 13 Mar 2011
 
a list of 239 titles
created 06 Apr 2012
 
a list of 629 titles
created 13 Apr 2012
 
a list of 462 titles
created 28 Dec 2012
 
list image
a list of 4741 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: In the Blink of an Eye (TV Movie 1996)

In the Blink of an Eye (TV Movie 1996) on IMDb 5.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of In the Blink of an Eye.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Uncaged (1991)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Miki and her younger brother Robby flee their destructive home and find themselves in the towering metropolis, Los Angeles. There, they meet Sharkey, a pimp. Miki becomes infatuated with ... See full summary »

Director: Lisa Hunt
Stars: Leslie Bega, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Pamella D'Pella
A Kiss to Die For (TV Movie 1993)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Those Bedroom Eyes - William, a Harvard psychology professor is having trouble dealing with life after the death of his wife when he meets a beautiful woman named Ali. As their relationship... See full summary »

Director: Leon Ichaso
Stars: Tim Matheson, Mimi Rogers, William Forsythe
Road Kill (1999)
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Alex is the film student forced by his college professor to stop making Jackie Chan "homage" films and make "something from the heart" in order to graduate. Lars is the painting student and... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Leutwyler
Stars: Jennifer Rubin, Erik Palladino, Billy Jayne
In the Blink of an Eye (Video 2009)
Fantasy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

After police detectives save a pop star, her manager invites them for a weekend in Mexico on his yacht. But the perfect vacation turns to terror when he wife and friends go missing.

Director: Michael Sinclair
Stars: David A.R. White, Eric Roberts, Andrea Logan White
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A female cop goes undercover in a high price whorehouse to find a murderer and discovers she likes the assignment more than she should.

Director: Gregory Dark
Stars: Athena Massey, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Meg Foster
Tricks (TV Movie 1997)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Ex-showgirl and part-time hooker Rogers looses her legitimate job at a casino because of an abusive trick. She gets revenge when she is blacklisted and her son is threatened.

Director: Kenneth Fink
Stars: Mimi Rogers, Tyne Daly, Callum Keith Rennie
Disappearance (TV Movie 2002)
Mystery | Thriller | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A family driving through Nevada decides to take some snapshots at an out-of-the-way ghost town named Weaver, and horrible things start happening.

Director: Walter Klenhard
Stars: Harry Hamlin, Susan Dey, Jeremy Lelliott
Host (TV Movie 1998)
Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

If you were a brilliant young scientist diagnosed with only months to live, what choices would you make? To have faith that you were taken early for a reason and go quietly, or to use ... See full summary »

Director: Mick Garris
Stars: Peter Gallagher, Mimi Rogers, Jake Lloyd
Comedy | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A young woman relay races across Canada with her boyfriend and another couple to bail her brother out of a marijuana charge.

Director: Malcolm Ingram
Stars: Jaimz Woolvett, Breckin Meyer, Jake Busey
When She Was Bad... (TV Movie 1979)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Stressed by a recent move and being a stay-at-home mom, Teeny takes out her bottled-up rage on her daughter Robbie. Only the help of her friends, family and counselors can stop her from harming Robbie and herself.

Director: Peter H. Hunt
Stars: Cheryl Ladd, Robert Urich, Eileen Brennan
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

In a series of flashbacks and confessional conversations with her prison guard, Regina seeks to understand her life in her final hours on death row before she is sent to the electric chair ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Purdy
Stars: Mimi Rogers, Billy Zane, John Terry
The People Next Door (TV Movie 1996)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

When hapless Anna Morse decides to leave her violent husband for good and moves into an Albuquerque rental house with her three little daughters, things are gradually looking up again at ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Hunter
Stars: Nicollette Sheridan, Michael O'Keefe, Ernie Lively
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Micki Dickoff
...
Sonia Jacobs
...
Jose Quinon
...
Jessie
...
Satz
Judith-Marie Bergan
...
Tina Jacobs
Keith Brunsmann
T.J. Lowther
Dan Diliberto ...
(as Daniel Diliberto)
...
Murial
Paul Abbott ...
Jeremy
Geoffrey Bennett ...
Reporter
J. Scott Bronson ...
Red Head Deputy
Edit

Storyline

Hamel portrays director Dickoff who suspends her career in order to help a friend who's been in prison for quite some time in connection with a murder. Written by Hans Arentsen <arent@iname.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Based on a true story. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 March 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amiche per la vita  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

|

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Why do amateur reviewers hate t.v. movies?
7 August 2001 | by (Victoria B.C.) – See all my reviews

I can't think why...is it some kind of fad? ...conventional wisdom?...a taste for the bells and whistles...special effects...t and a of a theatre , or straight-to-video film, rather than the solid storytelling of yer typical t.v. movie?

I'm seldom disappointed when I do get to watch the latter (wish I could say the same of the former). Trouble is, I like to study what other viewers have to say about a movie before I waste a couple of hours of my precious time(I'm seventy), on a possible dud, and few movie buffs, pro or amateur, deign to report them...perhaps because they don't watch them in the first place, dismissing them as "mere t.v. movies"

Well, they might be missing something, especially if they're as jaded with, and hard-to-please by theatre, and video productions as I've become.

Because I've found that most (not all)t.v. movies are worth watching. They usually cut to the chase, get on with the story, which, even if it is not all that fresh and original - usually it is - is told in a manner that draws one in, makes one identify with the characters, forgetting that they're played, often by favourite t.v. thespians more familiar as characters from sitcom, prime or daytime drama-and this, for me, is an added bonus, as in the movie under review here, its star the striking Veronica Hamel who played a Public Defender on "Hill St Blues" for all those years, very comfortable in the role of a film-maker who drops everything to rescue a falsely-imprisoned friend a victim of "jail-house informants"

This is based on a true story...yes, yes, I know that films from the other genres I've derided are, too, the difference being that a t.v. production generally doesn't tart it up, to make it a vehicle for some megastar, or special effects whizz, or some self-indulgent director out to shock or titillate us.

Such a t.v. movie, then, is "In The Blink Of An Eye" , a harrowing tale of an innocent married couple railroaded into prison (and worse!) by a justice system(American AND Canadian), which permits the actual perpertrator of a crime, to rat on his "co-conspirators" who then get the maximum punishment compared to his slap-on-the-wrist. All this is revealed more than fifteen years later, when our heroine (Hamel) belatedly learns that her childhood best friend(Mimi Rogers)is in prison for murdering two police officers. Unable to believe this of one whom she knew so well, she puts her career as a film producer on hold (she, went on, in fact, to produce this very film) to get the case re-opened, and justice finally done.

The film has flaws...the main one for me, is that the defence for the woman, her hubby, and their children, was so feeble in the first place. Apparently the woman took the advice of her lawyer and would not permit her children nor herself to take the witness stand in the couples defence,(another flaw -what of the husband? no reference in the film to his testimony or lack of it), lest they "be torn apart" by a prosecutor driven by political ambition...it was better for Mom and Dad to be subsequently to be sentenced to death, maybe? (Both, initially, were). But, still, I remember this film is from real life, and we all know that real life is far more complex, frustrating, and far-fetched than even the most delirious of movie-makers could dream up.

Despite its flaws, which made me rate it but "8" "In The Blink Of An Eye" really makes one think - often yet another virtue of t.v. movies.


12 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss In the Blink of an Eye (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?