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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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Ninety minutes. Six bullets. No choice. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The bulk of the movie was shot almost entirely hand-held, using combinations of multi-camera and Steadicam set-ups. Even during the few actual dolly tracking sequences, the camera was hand-held, and operated from a dolly by a seated cameraman. See more »

Goofs

Huey (the shoeshine man) tells Watson that he was wounded while serving in the Army Artillery Corps. First, the Artillery is a branch, not a corps. Second, Huey wears a Combat Infantryman's Badge on his vest. That award is given only to infantry troops. 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

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Running Out of Time Movies (2017) See more »

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Have A Heart
Written by Bonnie Hayes
Performed by Bonnie Raitt
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User Reviews

 
Good movie.
3 April 2000 | by barberouxSee all my reviews

I thought this was a pretty good movie. A suspenseful movie, Hitchcockian in that an innocent man gets involved in a deadly plot. An intriguing plot that had me thinking what I would do in the situation. Christopher Walken was, as usual, creepy and Johnny Depp was believable. The rest of the cast was very competent. I'd advise renting it. Not a special effects extravaganza but a nicely written fast moving movie.


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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

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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