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88 Minutes (2007)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  18 April 2008 (USA)
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On the day that a serial killer that he helped put away is supposed to be executed, a noted forensic psychologist and college professor receives a call informing him that he has 88 minutes left to live.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Carol Lynn Johnson
Mike Stempt (as Benjamin McKenzie)
Sara Pollard
Guy LaForge
Jeremy Guber
Johnny D'Franco
J.T. Rycker
Kristina Copeland ...
Dale Morris
Tammy Hui ...


In Seattle, the successful forensic psychiatrist and college professor Jack Gramm is in evidence since he was responsible for the condemnation of the serial killer Jon Forster, influencing the jury to sentence him to the death row. Jon accuses Jack of manipulation, inducing one witness and sister of one of his victims to testify against him. On the eve of Jon's execution, Jack receives a phone call telling him that he has only eighty-eight minutes of life, while a killer is copycatting Jon, killing women with the same "modus-operandi" and is investigated by Seattle Slayer Task Force. With the support of associate Shelly Barnes, an FBI agent, his friend Frank Parks, and his assistant Kim Cummings, Jack investigates some weird and problematic students, a security guard of the campus and the woman with whom he had one night stand. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing violent content, brief nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 April 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

88  »

Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,957,216 (USA) (18 April 2008)


$16,930,884 (USA) (16 May 2008)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Jon Avnet replaced James Foley as director. See more »


The position of the cookies Jack places on the table in the boardroom changes from being on his folders to being beside them to right in front of the nearest phone in 3 consecutive shots. See more »


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User Reviews

People were over Exaggerating... Its not THAT bad...
6 September 2009 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

I think that what people read our reviews is to find out whether or not the movie is worth the time or whether they should watch it so lets cut the crappy "I need attention" reviews okay... Yeah its worth the watch... it was fun and suspenseful to some people. Bottom line here is that it will not bore you. Have time on your hands? Need to watch a movie you haven't seen? then just got for it. You will not be blown away but you will be entertained for the hour and 42 minutes it runs.

I mean truly, its a movie... Heres how I seen it, Did the movie entertain you through the time? yes. Was a bit predictable? yes. Did it at least attempt to come up with a good plot twist? Yes! I mean this is not Pacino's best, but a decent watch none the less. I may not watch this twice on my own but if a friend didn't see it, I'd watch it with them. This isn't being soft on the movie either, it's being realistic... It had a plot, wasn't in my worst top 10, though it wasn't in my best but truly, it wasn't as painful as most threatened. Yeah we all wish that we can see another God Father or Scarface but less we forget, Pacino's an amazing actor, NOT in any way shape or form A producer/ Writer. He played his character well but some feel the script could've been made a little batter or not at all... Sorry to say I think this had a better twist then Righteous Kill. The bad scripts are still scripts none the less, if anyone thinks they can do/ write that much better then maybe you should bring your ingenious script writing to Hollywood, till then, we will watch what we have. Not so bad of a movie OK, worth the watch in my honest opinion, please feel free to respond!

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