88 Minutes (2007)
Frequently Asked Questions
88 Minutes is based on a screenplay by American TV producer Gary Scott Thompson.
It is revealed that Lauren started doing a bunch of copy-cat murders to make serial killer Jon Forster (Neal McDonough) aka "The Seattle Slasher" look innocent and Gramm look guilty. At the end, she is shot down by Agent Frank Parks (William Forsythe) and falls to her death. Gramm saves his assistant Kim Cummings (Alicia Witt) from being killed, and he's cleared of being a suspect. Some copies of the film end there, while others end with Professor Gramm talking to his class, telling them that Forster was killed via lethal injection.
No. While both stories take place in Seattle, Washington, about a serial killer of the same name, there is no parallel between the two whatsoever. The Seattle Slayer that appears in Yeval has a completely different m.o.: he disguises himself by dipping his head in white paint and uses different torture techniques on victims as a way of throwing off police and continuing to make murder thrilling for him. Another coincidence is that 88 Minutes and Yeval were both released in 2007. While 88 Minutes didn't have a worldwide release until April 2008, it premiered in February 2007. Yeval was written in 2005, but wasn't published until July 2007.
Forensic psychiatrist and college professor, Dr Jack Gramm (Al Pacino) receives a phone call that he has 88 minutes to live. The 88 minutes is significant because that's how long Gramm's sister was tortured before she died.