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Ticking Clock (2011)

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A reporter stumbles upon the journal of a murderer replete with plans to butcher specific people, and investigates on his own, finding that every trail leads to a 9-year-old orphan living in a group home.



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Credited cast:
Lewis Hicks
Detective Becker
Detective Gordon
Gina Hicks
Adrianne Frost ...
Vicki Ihrling
Edrick Browne ...
Detective Maddox
Felicia Carson
Kayla Pierce
Zoo Guard
Angelena Swords ...
Shelly (as Angelena Swords Brocato)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rookie Cop


Lewis Hicks (Cuba Gooding Jr.) is a reporter and journalist specializing in writing about the crime of murder. Instead of writing his next story, Lewis becomes the story when his new girlfriend is sadistically murdered, and he is the only suspect. Lewis investigates the murder himself and finds the killer's journal with his past victims and a death list of his future prey. Lewis believes that he is the only person who can stop the killer before time runs out for his next victim. Written by Douglas Young (the-movie-guy)

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence, grisly images and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

5 January 2011 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Al límite  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Lewis is being questioned by Detective Becker after the incident at his house, Becker's gloves change from being on to off in each scene. See more »


Keene: I'm sorry I'm not what you thought the future would look like...
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11 January 2011 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

Cuba Gooding Jr.'s previous movie, "Wrong Turn At Tahoe", was a surprisingly good movie, so my expectations were pretty high for "Ticking Clock". Sadly, Gooding takes a step back with this movie. I admit that I can't say that this is a BAD movie - while watching it, it kept me interested in seeing how it would be wrapped up - but it's not a successful movie. The movie doesn't look very good for one thing, sometimes looking somewhat cheap and photographed in a way that gives the movie a muddy look. Gooding's character comes across as a somewhat dumb and irresponsible character, and Gooding adds a touch of whine to a lot of the lines this character speaks. And the big twist in the movie will become pretty obvious to just about every viewer long before it dawns on Gooding's character. With this movie, it doesn't seem that any time soon that Gooding will work his way out of the straight-to-DVD sludge he's currently stuck in.

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