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Out of Time -- Police Chief Matt Lee Whitlock is respected by his peers and loved by his community. But when Banyan Key is shocked by a double homicide, he finds himself in a race against time to solve the murders before he himself falls under suspicion.
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3 October 2003 (USA) See more »
How do you solve a murder when all the evidence points to you. See more »
A Florida police chief must solve a vicious double homicide before he himself falls under suspicion. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Denzel Washington ... Matt Lee Whitlock

Eva Mendes ... Alex Diaz Whitlock

Sanaa Lathan ... Ann Merai Harrison

Dean Cain ... Chris Harrison

John Billingsley ... Chae

Robert Baker ... Tony Dalton

Alex Carter ... Cabot

Antoni Corone ... Deputy Baste

Terry Loughlin ... Agent Stark

Nora Dunn ... Dr. Donovan

James Murtaugh ... Dr. Frieland
Peggy Sheffield ... Judy Anderson
Evelyn Brooks ... Judy's Mom
Eric Hissom ... Hotel Clerk

Tom Hillmann ... Living Gift Salesman (as Tom Hilmann)
Parris Buckner ... Dr. Shider

Arian Ash ... Dental Assistant

Mike Pniewski ... Agent White
Veryl Jones ... Agent Fetzer (as Veryl E. Jones)

Tim Ware ... Fire Chief
Jesse Beaton ... Ramona (as Jesse B'Franklin)

Ed Amatrudo ... Arson Investigator (as Edward Amatrudo)

Neil Brown Jr. ... Morgue Attendant

Elena Maria Garcia ... Bartender
David J. Negron ... Sketch Artist (as David Negron)

O.L. Duke ... Detective Bronze
Sharlene Garcia ... Sharlene
Ron Madoff ... Detective (as Ronald J. Madoff)
Steve Raulerson ... Man Serving Divorce Papers
Suzanne Grant ... Screaming Woman

Dottie Healy ... Woman in Lobby (as Dorothy A. Healy)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Angelo Fierro ... Detective (uncredited)

Deborah Smith Ford ... Mother (uncredited)

WBBrown II ... Detective (uncredited)

Catfish Jean ... Mall Patron (uncredited)

Natalie McNeil ... Beach Partier (uncredited)

Rick Michaels ... Arson Investigator (uncredited)

Gustavo Perez ... Postman (uncredited)

Al Quinn ... Driver (uncredited)

Mario Xavier ... Driver (uncredited)

Directed by
Carl Franklin 
Writing credits
David Collard (written by) (as Dave Collard)

Produced by
Jesse Beaton .... producer (as Jesse B'Franklin)
Jon Berg .... executive producer
Alex Gartner .... executive producer
Dan Genetti .... associate producer
Neal H. Moritz .... producer
Kevin Reidy .... executive producer
Damien Saccani .... executive producer
Stephen Traxler .... associate producer (as Steve Traxler)
Gina White .... associate producer
Stokely Chaffin .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Graeme Revell 
Cinematography by
Theo van de Sande (director of photography) (as Theo Van De Sande)
Film Editing by
Carole Kravetz Aykanian  (as Carole Kravetz-Aykanian)
Casting by
Mali Finn 
Production Design by
Paul Peters 
Art Direction by
Gary Kosko 
Set Decoration by
Kathryn Peters  (as Kathryn Peters-Cardinale)
Costume Design by
Sharen Davis 
Makeup Department
Larry M. Cherry .... hair stylist: Denzel Washington (as Larry Cherry)
Carl Fullerton .... makeup artist: Denzel Washington
Elizabeth Lambert .... makeup artist (as Beth Lambert)
Elaine L. Offers .... key makeup artist (as Elaine Offers)
Rod Ortega .... key hair stylist
Gianna Sparacino .... hair stylist
Production Management
Kevin Reidy .... unit production manager
Aaron B. Koontz .... assistant production manager (uncredited)
Darren Moorman .... production supervisor: additional photography (uncredited)
Stephen Traxler .... production supervisor (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bob Brown .... second unit director (as Robert Brown)
Jamala Gaither .... second second assistant director
Melanie Grefe .... first assistant director: second unit (as Melanie Grefé)
Nina Jack .... second assistant director
Karen Radzikowski .... second assistant director: second unit
Barry K. Thomas .... first assistant director
Art Department
Will Blount .... property master
Lewis Bowen .... paint foreman
Michael Calabrese .... leadman
Cliff Carothers .... construction foreman
Monica Castro .... assistant property master
Henry Dando .... greens person
Stephen P. Durante .... leadman
Richard Fojo .... assistant art director
Geoffrey S. Grimsman .... lead set designer
Christine Hughen .... assistant set decorator
Alexa Marino .... art department coordinator
David J. Negron .... storyboard artist (as David Negron Sr.)
Holly Ritchie .... standby painter
Jeff Snyder .... set dresser
Douglas Womack .... construction coordinator (as Douglas A. Womack)
Amanda S. Burns .... art/construction office coordinator: Gulf Coast (uncredited)
Peter Damien .... construction foreman (uncredited)
Dupree Dial .... set dresser (uncredited)
Stephen I. Erdberg .... set dresser (uncredited)
Michael J. Flynn .... on-set greens (uncredited)
Romain Gateau .... third property assistant (uncredited)
James Harris .... shop foreman (uncredited)
Fred Moyse .... construction paramedic (uncredited)
Jeremy Alan Read .... set dresser (uncredited)
Alan S. Reynolds .... charge scenic: West Coast (uncredited)
Chris Samp .... stand-by painter: reshoots (uncredited)
Nicholas Scott .... stand-by painter: second unit (uncredited)
Roger Sherman .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Jeff Shewbert .... propmaker foreman (uncredited)
Michele Waldfogel .... art department coordinator (uncredited)
Sound Department
Walter Anderson .... production sound mixer
Scott Clements .... cable
Victor Ray Ennis .... first assistant sound effects editor
Linda Folk .... adr editor
Gary Gegan .... re-recording sound mixer
Jeremy J. Gordon .... dialogue editor (as Jeremy Gordon)
Kimberly Harris .... adr supervisor
Greg Hedgepath .... supervising sound editor (as Gregory Hedgepath)
Dan Hegeman .... sound effects editor
Matthew Iadarola .... re-recording sound mixer
Daniel S. Irwin .... dialogue editor
Shawn Kennelly .... foley mixer
Laura Macias .... foley artist
Michael A. Morongell .... sound mixing engineer (as Michael Morongel)
Chris Navarro .... adr recordist
Tom Ozanich .... sound effects editor
Andy Peach .... sound mixing recordist (as Andrew Peach)
Andy Potvin .... sound consultant: Dolby
Paul Rodriguez .... sound mix facility coordinator
Sean Rowe .... foley artist
Douglas Shamburger .... boom operator
Mary Ruth Smith .... dialogue editor
Peter Staubli .... foley supervisor
Eric Thompson .... adr mixer
Ben Wilkins .... sound effects editor
John Bires .... sound engineer (uncredited)
Tom Ozanich .... sound designer (uncredited)
Martin Schloemer .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Michael E. Doyle .... special effects foreman (as Michael Doyle)
Kevin Harris .... special effects coordinator
Christian Byrd .... special effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
R. Christopher Biggs .... compositor: Boy Wonder (as Chris Biggs)
Julie Currin .... producer: additional titles
Fish Essenfeld .... compositor: Boy Wonder
Paul Graff .... compositor: Boy Wonder
Dennis Hoffman .... visual effects producer: Boy Wonder
Adam Howard .... inferno artist: additional titles
John Huikku .... compositor: Boy Wonder
Kenton Hulme .... visual effects editor: Boy Wonder
Daryl Klein .... compositor: Boy Wonder
Tim Landry .... visual effects supervisor: Boy Wonder
Frank Maurer .... compositor: Boy Wonder
Debbi Nikkel .... visual effects coordinator: Boy Wonder (as Deborah A. Nikkel)
Marlo Pabon .... compositing supervisor: Boy Wonder
Steve Rundell .... executive producer: additional titles
Sharmishtha Sohoni .... compositor: Boy Wonder (as Sharmishtha R. Sohoni)
Burt Ward .... visual effects executive producer: Boy Wonder
Everette Webber .... compositor: additional titles
Steve Fong .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Kyle J. Healey .... senior compositor (uncredited)
Brian Smallwood .... digital artist (uncredited)
Bob Brown .... stunt coordinator (as Robert Brown)
Troy Brown .... stunt player
Jon H. Epstein .... stunt coordinator: second unit (as Jon Epstein)
Diana Michaels .... stunt player
Robert Powell .... assistant stunt coordinator
J.C. Robaina .... stunt player
Iris Lynne Sherman .... stunt player
Don Abbatiello .... picture car coordinator (uncredited)
Tom Bahr .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Chick Bernhard .... stunts (uncredited)
Nick Brandon .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
James M. Churchman .... stunts (uncredited)
John DePasquale .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Angela Meryl .... stunt double: Sanaa Lathan (uncredited)
Angela Meryl .... stunts (uncredited)
Kiana Politis .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Robert Powell .... stunt double: Denzel Washington (uncredited)
Erik Solky .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Mark Terry .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Jerry Bertolami .... dolly grip
Josh Bleibtreu .... director of photography: second unit
Dax Brooks .... camera assistant
Paul A. Edwards .... camera operator (as Paul Edwards)
Larry Gianneschi IV .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Nicola Goode .... still photographer
Robert Gray .... key grip (as Bob Gray)
Quinn Grove .... second company grip
Anthony D. Guzman .... rig electrician
Chris Haarhoff .... camera operator: "b" camera
Chris Haarhoff .... steadicam
Don Hamzik .... video assist
Jono Kouzouyan .... chief lighting technician
Marvin Lee .... loader
Bill McConnell Jr. .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (as William C. McConnell)
Richard A. Mention III .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Rick Mention)
Baird Steptoe .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Fred Valentine .... assistant lighting technician
Tim Bourque .... grip (uncredited)
Stephen Ciffone .... first assistant camera: "a" camera, second unit (uncredited)
Jonathan Dugas .... grip (uncredited)
Steve Galloway .... video playback operator (uncredited)
William Hutchinson .... electrician (uncredited)
Jamie Klein .... best boy grip: Florida (uncredited)
Markus Mentzer .... camera intern (uncredited)
Greg Morse .... 24 frame video operator (uncredited)
Jim Pescrille .... gaffer: second unit (uncredited)
James M. Reeves .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Dempsey Tillman .... digital video assist operator: re-shoots (uncredited)
Casting Department
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Chris Hogenson .... casting assistant
Kimberly Mullen .... casting: Florida
Mark Mullen .... casting: Florida
David Rapaport .... casting associate
Katie Griffin .... extras casting associate (uncredited)
Lori Wyman .... casting: Florida (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Yaa Boaa Aning .... wardrobe production assistant
Yvonne Bastidos .... costumer
Marylou Lim .... costumer
Frank Perry Rose .... costumer: Denzel Washington (as Frank Rose)
Riki Lin Sabusawa .... key costumer (as Riki Sabusawa-Roach)
Jennifer Todoroff .... costume production assistant (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Marcus Franklin .... second assistant editor
Yoshie Ishiguro .... avid assistant editor
Stephanie Johnson .... first assistant editor
Blake Maniquis .... first assistant editor
Mato .... color timer
Michael Eaves .... digital intermediate colorist (uncredited)
Hilda Saffari .... digital intermediate producer (uncredited)
Location Management
Gus Holzer .... assistant location manager
Jennifer Radzikowski .... assistant location manager
Sam Tedesco .... location manager
Dave Knight .... location assistant (uncredited)
Music Department
Mark Curry .... music mixing engineer
Mark Curry .... music scoring engineer
Debbi Datz-Pyle .... music contractor
Alex Gibson .... music editor
Gregg Nestor .... music preparation
Frankie Pine .... music consultant
Ashley Revell .... music editor
David E. Russo .... music programmer (as David Russo)
Tim Simonec .... conductor
Tim Simonec .... orchestrator
Peter Erskine .... musician (uncredited)
Alex Gibson .... music editor: temp tracks (uncredited)
Roy Prendergast .... music editor: temp music (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Willie 'Coop' Cooper .... driver: Carl Franklin
Larry Crenshaw .... transportation coordinator
Reggie Frye .... bus driver: Denzel Washington
Gavin Roberson .... driver: Denzel Washington (as C. Gavin Roberson)
Melvin A. Turner .... transportation captain (as Melvin Turner)
Troy Flynn .... transportation (uncredited)
Reg Frey .... Mr. Washington's bus driver (uncredited)
Bob 'Smitty' Smith .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Josué D. Aguilar .... key set production assistant (as Josue Aguilar)
Tom Bahr .... marine coordinator
Angi Bones .... key set production assistant
Susan Bradley .... title designer
Russell Brown .... assistant: Neal H. Moritz (as Russ Brown)
Sandra Cole .... script supervisor
O.L. Duke .... stand-in: Denzel Washington
Debby Freeman .... assistant production coordinator
Shawn Gillespie .... assistant accountant
Al Guthery .... helicopter pilot
Erica P. Ignacio-Beck .... production assistant (as Erica Beck)
Rina Jakubowicz .... production assistant
Carmen Jones .... assistant: Jesse B'Franklin
James Joyner .... production assistant
Jana Lundy .... production secretary
Eduardo Lytton .... production assistant (as Eddie Lytton)
Artie Malesci .... marine coordinator
Lisa L. Martin .... production assistant (as Lisa Martin)
Felecia McEachin .... assistant: Carl Franklin
Cheryl McHugh .... payroll accountant
Doug Moreno .... accountant
Saalahudeen Lunsford Muhammed .... security: Denzel Washington (as Sal Mohammed)
Rita Pearson .... assistant: Denzel Washington
Lia Prewitt-Martin .... assistant: Carl Franklin (as Lia Martin)
Marlis Pujol .... production coordinator
Chris Ranung .... craft service
Keith Sams .... production assistant
Deborah Simmrin .... unit publicist
John Snyder .... assistant: Kevin Reidy
Ty Trullinger .... production assistant
Victor Valencia .... post production accountant
Gina White .... clearance coordinator
Paul Aldane'e .... stand-in (uncredited)
Pamela Alessandrelli .... production associate (uncredited)
Coriedus Brown .... production assistant (uncredited)
Ericka Bryce .... medic: Los Angeles (uncredited)
Melissa Marie Davis .... production assistant (uncredited)
Menyone DeVeaux .... photo double (uncredited)
Ava DuVernay .... promotional services (uncredited)
Ava DuVernay .... publicity consultant (uncredited)
Roni Eguia Menendez .... production coordinator: re-shoots (uncredited)
Stan Eutsey .... production assistant (uncredited)
Patrick Fox .... production assistant (uncredited)
Katie Griffin .... extras wrangler (uncredited)
Geoff Hale .... production secretary: Los Angeles (uncredited)
Johnny Hasselbach .... stand-in (uncredited)
Charles Heaphy .... production financing (uncredited)
Alain Iglesias .... set medic (uncredited)
Carmen Jones .... set assistant to director (uncredited)
Erik Joseph .... stand-in (uncredited)
Brandon Linville .... second assistant accountant (uncredited)
Michael J. McCarthy .... assistant craft service (uncredited)
Mack McKelvey .... production assistant (uncredited)
David Modia .... additional production assistant (uncredited)
Erik Proveaux .... chef (uncredited)
Gabriel Quintero .... production assistant (uncredited)
Karen Shane .... second assistant accountant (uncredited)
Herb Silverman .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jason Stewart .... production coordinator (uncredited)
Mark Van Horne .... laboratory contact (uncredited)
Matthew Vitel .... cook (uncredited)
John Whitley .... office production assistant (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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105 min | Canada:114 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
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During the hotel fight scene, dialogue from the movie Legally Blonde (2001) can be heard on the hotel television. Specifically, the scene where Warner breaks up with Elle.See more »
Continuity: Upon arriving in Cabot's hotel room the dialog from Legally Blonde (2001) can clearly be heard. After fighting with Cabot, dangling over the side of the balcony, and struggling back into the room (all of which took several minutes) the dialog has clearly only progressed for a few seconds, not minutes.See more »
Chae:[handing over the autopsy results] Hey - got a surprise for ya: Both of 'em were already dead when somebody turned them into smores.
Matt Lee Whitlock:What?
Alex Diaz Whitlock:Both of 'em?
Chae:No sign of smoke in their lungs. If they'd been alive when the place went up, their lungs would look like mine.
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53 out of 67 people found the following review useful.
One of the best films of the year -- Denzel strikes again with a powerhouse performance., 12 January 2004
Author: MovieAddict2016 from UK

I can't remember a really good film noir being made in quite some time. There may have been a handful of good (or decent) film noirs recently, but the bad outnumber them by about 100 to 1.

I went into Carl Franklin's "Out of Time" with a certain amount of interest--I wasn't sure what to expect. I knew that it was a crime thriller/film noir about a guy who gets caught up in some type of crime, but other than that I really had no idea what the film was like. It hadn't gotten extremely good reviews (although most of them were at least positive), and that lowered my expectations a bit. I had finally come to expect a fairly decent thriller with illogical plot holes and a boring pace.

I was wrong.

With a back-to-back viewing of David Spade's "Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star" and "Out of Time," there was a nice contrast going, which may explain why I enjoyed the film so very much. But there's one thing for certain--it's a lot cleverer than most films of its kind.

Matt Whitlock (Denzel Washington) is running out of time. He's been framed for murder and has to cover his tracks before the clues start to pile up against him. And there are a lot of clues pointing not only in his direction, but directly at him.

Matt is the police chief of a small town in Florida. Nobody suspects him. But he is sole beneficiary on the female victim's life insurance claim. And right before she died, Matt took over $400,000 worth of confiscated drug money and planned to run off with her. Nobody knew they were having an affair because she was a married woman and they were keeping their romantic adventures secret. She made Matt her beneficiary after being diagnosed with cancer--but now she's been discovered dead in a fire with her husband, the money gone, and all the evidence points--as I said before--to him. Fortunately, the police officials haven't picked up any traces. Yet. So, in a frantic race for time, Matt has to cover up all his tracks before the find out.

The doctor who diagnosed her cancer is gone. The money is gone. Matt's ex-wife (Eva Mendes) is bent on finding the killer, and sooner or later she'll figure out that Matt was having an affair, that he had a motive to kill (over 1,000,000 dollars), etc. But will she find out the real truth: That he is innocent?

This stuff's been done before; even I'll admit that. But this time it's great. Everything about this movie works, from the style (with all the vivid brightness of Florida portrayed in films such as "Scarface" or "Get Shorty") to the acting (Denzel strikes again!) to direction (Carl Franlin brings a distinct style to the film). From the opening credits I had a big smile on my face. This was a pleasant twist on film noir.

Admittedly the first half hour is rather slow. I almost came close to giving the film a negative review. But then the chain of events rolled in like a one-two punch; fast, furious, and everything you could wish for in a mystery. And, unlike some films, when you stop to take a look at the plot twists in "Out of Time"...they actually make sense.

Denzel Washington is one of the best actors in Hollywood; he can lift any film out of mediocrity, including that underrated supernatural thriller "Fallen" with John Goodman. He is simply amazing, always able to bring a sense of realism to his roles, and he does this in "Out of Time"--I never doubted his role for a minute. That's pretty rare.

I would say that "Out of Time" is one of the best films of the year. It seems real, with likable characters portrayed by a strong cast, including John Billinglsey as Chae, Matt's best friend who shows up when he's needed the most. In retrospect, a lot of these characters seem pretty typical and routine. But when I was watching the film, it seemed extremely realistic and convincing. That's always a good sign.

"Out of Time" is rated PG-13 for some sexuality, violence, and language. (Re-rated from a mild R after a few scene cuts.)

4/5 stars.

- John Ulmer

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