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88 Minutes (2007)

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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)
Guy LaForge
Defense Attorney
The Judge
Johnny D'Franco
J.T. Rycker


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


He has 88 minutes to solve a murder. His own. See more »

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 USA:

$6,957,216, 20 April 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$16,930,884, 18 May 2008
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jon Avnet replaced James Foley as director. See more »


When Jack and Kim are in driving in the Porsche in the city, the car is not as damaged as it was seen at University's parking place. See more »


[first lines]
Kate: Look at me. Look at the kite.
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The Story
Written by Peter Calandra (as Pete Calandra) and Scott Schreer (as Scott P. Schreer)
Published by Freeplaymusic (BMI)
Courtesy of FreePlay Music
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88 Minutes of Subpar Thriller Fare
26 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

I will not discuss any of the plot point of the film, as I do not wish to spoil any "surprises", but I will say that it's a sad state of affairs that a movie of this caliber is considered even nearly good. The characters are one dimensional, the plot trodding on all-too-familiar themes, and the acting is abysmal. Al Pacino, who used to be a fine actor, sleep walks his way through this movie and delivers the exact same performance as he did in "Two For The Money", "Insomnia", "People I Know" and "Simone" (I will admit I liked him in "Merchant of Venice"). This movie is not superb...it's not even good. Al, this is a wake up call to please return to the realm of acting instead of collecting the first paycheck that comes your way.

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