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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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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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Bagman (as Jules DesJarlais)
David Kirkwood ...
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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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The name Carl Metushka comes from the brother-in-law of Shirley MacLaine's character in The Apartment (1960) 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

Patrick: I'm not stupid. I'm smart.
Carl: Oh yeah, you're smart! You failed every fucking class! You were in remedial everything! You flunked fucking gym!
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Referenced in My Name Is Bruce (2007) See more »

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Great Movie
30 January 2003 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Running Time was filmed in Black and White and is the second feature film in history to attempt the technique of one continuous shot.

Carl(Bruce Campbell) launches a full-scale heist to steal mob money from the prison that just released him.

With the enrolled help of his old friend Patrick(Jeremy Roberts) they have a driver and a safecracker.

Carl attempts to carry out the scheme, however everything goes wrong and Carl is forced to make the most important decision of his life.

Great Script from Josh Becker who is also a long time friend of Sam Raimi and the rest of Rami's kliq.

Josh Becker's Directing is right on the money, a great job indeed.

Bruce Campbell gives his best performance ever, he shows how talented of an actor he is.

I give Running Time 9/10


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