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88 Minutes (2007)

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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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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Jack Gramm has eighty-eight minutes to solve a murder his own. See more »


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

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18 April 2008 (USA)  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$16,930,884 (USA) (16 May 2008)
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The film runs in "real time" meaning that at the moment Jack Gramm is first told he has only 88 minutes to live, the remaining running time of the motion picture until the identity of the person who set Gramm up is exactly 88 minutes. See more »

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At the beginning of the movie, when Gramm gets into the taxi, he tells cab driver to take him to 114 Western. When he arrives at the destination, the address on the front of the building is 1001. See more »

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Kate: Look at me. Look at the kite.
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Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.38 (2008) See more »

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Been Around
Written by Eddy Garcia, Steed Najera, Bobby Nardulli, Haroun Serang, Dennis Morehouse, Kenneth Thomas Alarcon a.k.a. DJ KTA
Performed by Triple Seven
Published by Polyvinyl Cracker Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Spunout Records
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Good but mostly only because of Al Pacino
10 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie uses time to create some urgency and a fairly fast pace to keep interest. These devices are used effectively so that combined with Al Pacino and a decent script we have an interesting thriller.

The story is a bit extreme, but the pace really did help me not to question that (too much) in the final analysis. The character played by Al Pacino is unsympathetic even though he harbors a terrible past that haunts him. That changes as everything falls apart around him in just over an hour. His struggle to find a killer that he believes will kill him, as well as others, overshadows his obnoxious ego. Has he met his match? Does he have some moral issues that either way are going to be his downfall? It makes for a pretty interesting plot.

This isn't the best psychological thriller...but, it's respectable enough to warrant a solid 6 and that is due to Al Pacino largely.


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