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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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Best Film I saw at Sundance/Slamdance 2008 See more (17 total) »


  (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
Dave Muscat .... digital intermediate editor
Mila Patriki .... digital intermediate colorist
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
Philip Spurvey .... location manager
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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The film premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival on January 18th, 2008, four days before the accidental death of Randy Quaid's Brokeback Mountain (2005) co-star Heath Ledger. According to Quaid's subsequent comments, Ledger was a victim of the "Hollywood Star Whackers", who he and wife Evi believed were also trying to kill them.See more »
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References "Touched by an Angel" (1994)See more »


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45 out of 58 people found the following review useful.
Best Film I saw at Sundance/Slamdance 2008, 24 January 2008
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So I've never posted one of these User Comments, but I had to write about how much I loved this film. The story centers around the two very strong characters of Andy (Baruchel) and Reuben (Quaid). The entire journey kept me captivated from beginning to end (which is no simple feat after a week of festival fatigue) but nothing prepared me for the ending. I have to say, without exaggeration, this film had one of the most perfect and moving conclusions of any film I've ever seen. I won't give anything away here, but I find myself constantly tearing up and moved at the thought of what happens. Now, almost a day later, I still feel its messages and themes rushing through me. Not only is this ending so great, it will probably make a second viewing of this film an entirely different and even stronger experience. My hats off to the writer and director of this film. Damn good work.

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