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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 overview, first billed only:
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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 ...
Receptionist
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 »

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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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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