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Nick of Time (1995)

An unimpressive, everyday man is forced into a situation where he is told to kill a politician to save his kidnapped daughter.

Director:

John Badham
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnny Depp ... Gene Watson
Courtney Chase ... Lynn Watson
Charles S. Dutton ... Huey
Christopher Walken ... Mr. Smith
Roma Maffia ... Ms. Jones
Marsha Mason ... Governor Eleanor Grant
Peter Strauss ... Brendan Grant
Gloria Reuben ... Krista Brooks
Bill Smitrovich ... Officer Trust
G.D. Spradlin ... Mystery Man
Yul Vazquez ... Gustino (Guest Services)
Edith Diaz Edith Diaz ... Irene (Domestic Maintenance)
Armando Ortega Armando Ortega ... Hector (Guest Services)
C.J. Bau C.J. Bau ... Mixologist
Cynthena Sanders ... Beverage Server
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Storyline

Gene Watson is a public accountant who arrives on a train at Union Station in Los Angeles, accompanied by his 6-year-old daughter Lynn. Because of his ordinary looks, he is approached by a pair of sinister people named Smith and Jones. Pretending to be cops, Smith and Jones kidnap Lynn and confront Gene with a simple choice -- kill California governor Eleanor Grant in 90 minutes or less, or Lynn will die. Watson is given a gun, six bullets, and a name tag, and he is told to go to the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and kill Eleanor, who is giving an afternoon speech. While Jones is watching Lynn in a van, Smith watches Watson in order to prevent Watson from alerting the authorities. Watson must quickly find some way to get himself and Lynn out of this seemingly impossible situation. Written by Todd Baldridge

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Real terror in real time. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The plot unfolds in real time. See more »

Goofs

When Watson pulls the Governor's picture from the envelope, we can see through the photo, revealing that the face is visible to him. In the next shot, Watson starts pulling when only the hairline is visible. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Train Conductor: [Mr. Watson hears the train conductor shoutout to the Amtrak travelers] Los Angeles is next! Los Angeles is next! Please check under your seats.
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Connections

References Rope (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

Marching Band Music
Performed by members of the Locke High School Band
Leader Greg Broadous
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Better than U H U
21 April 2001 | by nicholas.rhodesSee all my reviews

This one'll have you firmly glued to your seat, you'd better make the necessary preparations beforehand. The suspense is maintained up till the last few minutes and you really wonder how on earth the crisis is going to resolve itself. Highly recommended for those with strong nerves !!!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nick of Time See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,781,601, 26 November 1995

Gross USA:

$8,175,346

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,175,346
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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