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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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Cast

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Carl
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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
Dana Craig ...
Mr. Mueller
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Prison Guard
Bridget Hoffman ...
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Jules Desjarlais ...
Bagman (as Jules DesJarlais)
David Kirkwood ...
Security Guard
James Rose ...
Butch ...
Paul Harris ...
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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Also Known As:

Der fast perfekte Überfall  »

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$130,000 (estimated)
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The film was shot, entirely in order, in 10 days, with the last day ending at 10 AM. See more »

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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 »

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[Carl is walking past inmates on his way out of prison]
Inmate: Carl, my man!
Carl: Keep the faith, brothers! I'll look up on your wives and girlfriends and let 'em know you miss 'em!
Inmate: FUCK YOU!
Carl: ...not anymore.
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Hold on to your head and stomach...
28 November 2001 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

"Running Time" is more a cinematic stunt than a movie. It provides intellectual diversion but little emotional involvement. All of the edits in this "continuous take" project are obvious, but it is great fun to watch Bruce Campbell do what he does so well. Anita Barone is especially good in what is essentially an underwritten part as Janine, the whore with the heart of gold. As an added bonus, the movie is shot with all-Steadicam and gave me both a headache and an upset stomach. I haven't had both of those while watching a film since "Galaxy of Terror"! I soldiered on 'til the end because I wanted to see what happened next, so I'll declare "Running Time" a cut above a mild diversion.


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