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Buying Time (1988)

R | | Action | April 1989 (USA)
Two city kids specializing in small-time scams are blackmailed by the police to help nail a mobster. Going undercover at a correctional resort, they meet a hit man who runs an illegal horse race.

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Mitchell Gabourie

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Mitchell Gabourie (screenplay), Richard Gabourie (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Schultz ... Jabber
Laura Cruickshank Laura Cruickshank ... Jessica
Page Fletcher ... Curtis
Leslie Toth Leslie Toth ... Reno
Dean Stockwell ... Detective Novak
Wayne Robson ... Rolley
Michael Rudder Michael Rudder ... Cody
Susan Potvin Susan Potvin ... Stella
Martin Louis Martin Louis ... Dez
Sonny Forbes Sonny Forbes ... Rosie
Tony De Santis ... Detective Delori
Michèle Duquet ... Charlotte (as Michelle Duquet)
Eric Keenleyside ... Bartender
Thick Wilson Thick Wilson ... Supervisor
Louis Di Bianco Louis Di Bianco ... Scratch
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Two city kids specializing in small-time scams are blackmailed by the police to help nail a mobster. Going undercover at a correctional resort, they meet a hit man who runs an illegal horse race.

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When you're caught between the law and the underworld... you need more than time on your side

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Action

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Hora da Compra See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Ho-Hum
15 February 2013 | by albrechtcmSee all my reviews

When you start with the two buddies, one of whom is the jerk who always gets into trouble and drags his more sensible pal into the mess, you know you've see it all before. These guys set themselves up to lose in scene after scene right up until the very end. The police are unbelievably lame. Even the bad guys didn't make much sense. Aside from the really gaping holes and lack of cohesion and a sorry role for Dean Stockwell, this was barely watchable, not because of the women who didn't bring anything to this film, but for the horses and some Canadian scenery. Overall, very amateurishly presented. If it ever shows up on TCM or someplace like that, okay, but save your money.


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