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Running Time (1997)

 |  Crime, Thriller  |  March 1997 (USA)
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Running Time was filmed in black and white, in real time, and seemingly takes place in one continuous, fluid shot. It's a little like Hitchcock's "Rope," but it's on location! Carl, an ... See full summary »

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Carl
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Patrick
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Janie
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Buzz (as Stan Davis)
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Donny (as Gordon Jennison)
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Warden
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Mr. Mueller
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Prison Guard
Bridget Hoffman ...
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Jules Desjarlais ...
Bagman (as Jules DesJarlais)
David Kirkwood ...
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James Rose ...
Butch ...
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Jack Perez ...
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Running Time was filmed in black and white, in real time, and seemingly takes place in one continuous, fluid shot. It's a little like Hitchcock's "Rope," but it's on location! Carl, an ex-con who sets out to rob the prison laundry system where he worked for 5 years (while in the pen), has spent ten years in prison planning the ultimate heist. Upon his release, he meets up with a high school buddy, who's made all the arrangements for the job, and rented him a hooker for his first encounter in a decade with a real girl. After picking up the safecracker and their getaway driver, they've got twenty minutes to pull off the perfect heist...but soon everything falls apart before Carl's eyes. He might still get the girl, though! Written by Scary Mary <mary@bronze.coil.com>

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Time is Running Out!

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Crime | Thriller

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March 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der fast perfekte Überfall  »

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$130,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Director Josh Becker stated on his website that Alfred Hitchcock's Rope (1948) was the major influence in making his movie to seemingly not have any cuts. See more »

Goofs

About 41:50 into the movie, Carl ducks behind a large garbage can. A police car drives down the street, and the camera man with camera is reflected on the police car's window. See more »

Quotes

Janie: This is ridiculous. I can't just pack up and leave, go to Austria or wherever.
[looks around apartment]
Janie: Why not? What the hell is stopping me?
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Ratings on IMDb can be really crap sometimes
20 July 2015 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie purely based on the IMDb ratings it got. And once again I got completely fooled. 7,2 ratings? Seriously? Did we watch the same movie? I even read that for some the movie was not long enough... Well to me it could not end faster. The story is really bad. Those must be the worst criminals I have ever seen. Planning a heist like they did is completely ridiculous. When they run away after the heist I had the feeling my grandmother could run faster then them. And the cars that are supposed to be chasing them, do they have a 5 mile per hour limit or what? No really, the story is just bad. And why do we still make black and white movies? I don't get it. I could make a better movie with my 200 dollar handycam. And in color... Bruce Campbell should stay in the genre he was good at, and that's Evil Dead. This movie was a complete waste of my time.


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