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Real Time -- A gripping thriller about a hit man who gives a down-and-out compulsive gambler just one last hour to live.


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2008 (Canada) See more »
Real Time is a comedic drama about a compulsive gambler given one hour to live by the man hired to kill him.
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  (in credits order)

Randy Quaid ... Reuban

Jay Baruchel ... Andy Hayes

Jayne Eastwood ... Grandma
Lucy Filippone ... Prostitute
Jeff Pustil ... Donny
Ella Chan ... Kwan
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jeff Teravainen ... Radio DJ (uncredited)

Directed by
Randall Cole 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Randall Cole  screenplay

Produced by
Paula Devonshire .... producer
Ari Lantos .... producer
Robert Lantos .... executive producer
Tyler Levine .... associate producer
Brian Mosoff .... co-producer
Mark Musselman .... executive producer
Julia Rosenberg .... producer
Pete Soltesz .... co-producer
Original Music by
Jim Guthrie 
Cinematography by
Rudolf Blahacek (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Michael Pacek 
Gareth C. Scales 
Casting by
Deirdre Bowen 
Scout Masterson 
Production Design by
Rupert Lazarus 
Art Direction by
Deirdre Hughes 
Set Decoration by
Justin Craig 
Costume Design by
Alex Kavanagh 
Makeup Department
Ana Sorys .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Rachel Sutherland .... production supervisor
Jonathan Walker .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Beau Ferris .... third assistant director
Michal Page .... second assistant director
Bob Warwick .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Steph Carrier .... sound re-recording mixer
Herwig Gayer .... sound
Matthew McKenzie .... adr recording engineer
Mike Woroniuk .... sound re-recording mixer
Randy Butcher .... stunt double
Christopher Cordell .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Darren Boyce .... dolly grip
Darren Boyce .... key grip
Michael Cowan .... first assistant camera
Scott Cowan .... assistant camera
David Gibbons .... gaffer
Sophie Giraud .... still photographer
Kostya Gurlesky .... grip
Ken Huff .... grip
Alan G. Kelly .... camera trainee
Dino Laurenza .... camera operator: "b" camera
Anthony Police .... best boy grip
Jack Studzienny .... grip
Ken Woroner .... still photographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Karen Eppstadt .... key wardrobe breakdown artist
Editorial Department
Chris Blacklock .... dailies operator
Dave Muscat .... digital intermediate editor
Mila Patriki .... digital intermediate colorist
Location Management
Philip Spurvey .... location manager
Music Department
Amy Fritz .... music supervisor
Other crew
Ken Chubb .... story editor
Amy Cuthbertson .... production coordinator
Jim Dobson .... publicist
Lisa Ghione .... associate publicist
James Luscombe .... story editor
Bob Tarantino .... production legal
Larry David Wilson .... assistant production coordinator
Meredith Conacher .... special thanks
Jana Tomcko .... thanks

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Rated R for pervasive language including sexual references
USA:80 min (Slamdance Film Festival) | Canada:90 min
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As stated in the title, this film takes place in real time.See more »
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References Showgirls (1995)See more »


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22 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Best movie I've seen this year., 19 December 2008
Author: tool00800 from United States

I recently received a rare opportunity to view this film, and boy am I glad I did. I have never written up a review before, but after seeing this movie I feel like I have to. Just to help get the word out that it exists.

The movie starts out with Andy, a complete and utter gambling addict, walking to the convenience store to buy a lottery ticket because he's feeling lucky. He buys the ticket, loses, and decides to go to the racetrack. On his walk there he is approached by the other main character, Reuben, whom Andy owes a LOT of money. Reuben tells him to get in the car, and proceeds to explain to Andy that he is going to kill him today. However, Andy is a guy that Reuben has always been fond of, so Reuben decides to give him 1 hour to do whatever he wants and come to peace with his life, while staying under Reuben's supervision of course. The rest of the movie is about Andy knowing for a fact that he is about to die and how he deals with it. I won't say any more, but I truly thought it had a beautiful ending.

The movie starts off with a bang, but it does drag for a few minutes in the middle, which is why I knocked off a point. It quickly picks back up though, and the final 15 minutes will have you inches from your TV. I should also note that the movie starts out rather comedic, but the tone rapidly changes to drama. I felt that the trailer didn't really do it justice, as it focused on the comedy part a bit much. In fact, I almost wanna say don't even bother with the trailer.

The movie, as the title suggests, is completely shot in real time. This means that the 73ish minutes that you are sitting there are the exact minutes of Andy's final hour (which is actually slightly over an hour). You see every characters move, every turn of the vehicle, and hear every single word spoken. Fortunately, this is a good thing as the dialogue is excellent, so the car rides on the longer side aren't boring.

After the movie movie ended, I haven't been able to stop thinking about it...which kind of stinks because I don't know anybody else who has seen it and I can't talk about it! So here I am, a couple days later, writing a review in hopes of getting the word of this movie out there.

The story is great, the dialogue is great, the acting is great, and it's a unique approach to film. My bet is that word of this one will catch on real quick and we'll be seeing it in theaters stateside within the year.

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