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Running Time (1997)

Running Time was filmed in black and white, in real time, and seemingly takes place in one continuous, fluid shot. It's a little like Hitchcock's "Rope," but it's on location! Carl, an ... See full summary »

Director:

Josh Becker

Writers:

Josh Becker, Peter Choi (screenplay) (as Peter Y. Choi) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Campbell ... Carl
Jeremy Roberts ... Patrick
Anita Barone ... Janie
William Stanford Davis ... Buzz (as Stan Davis)
Gordon Jennison Noice ... Donny (as Gordon Jennison)
Art LaFleur ... Warden
Dana Craig Dana Craig ... Mr. Mueller
Curtis Taylor ... Prison Guard
Bridget Hoffman ... Receptionist
Jules Desjarlais Jules Desjarlais ... Bagman (as Jules DesJarlais)
David Kirkwood David Kirkwood ... Security Guard
James Rose James Rose ... Fake Shemp
Butch Butch ... Fake Shemp
Paul Harris Paul Harris ... Fake Shemp
Jack Perez Jack Perez ... Fake Shemp
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Storyline

Running Time was filmed in black and white, in real time, and seemingly takes place in one continuous, fluid shot. It's a little like Hitchcock's "Rope," but it's on location! Carl, an ex-con who sets out to rob the prison laundry system where he worked for 5 years (while in the pen), has spent ten years in prison planning the ultimate heist. Upon his release, he meets up with a high school buddy, who's made all the arrangements for the job, and rented him a hooker for his first encounter in a decade with a real girl. After picking up the safecracker and their getaway driver, they've got twenty minutes to pull off the perfect heist...but soon everything falls apart before Carl's eyes. He might still get the girl, though! Written by Scary Mary <mary@bronze.coil.com>

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Time is Running Out!

Genres:

Crime | Thriller

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Official Sites:

making of (Josh Becker)

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der fast perfekte Überfall See more »

Filming Locations:

Glendale, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$130,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,596, 18 December 1997
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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film was shot, entirely in order, in 10 days, with the last day ending at 10 AM. See more »

Goofs

About 41:50 into the movie, Carl ducks behind a large garbage can. A police car drives down the street, and the camera man with camera is reflected on the police car's window. See more »

Quotes

[Carl is walking past inmates on his way out of prison]
Inmate: Carl, my man!
Carl: Keep the faith, brothers! I'll look up on your wives and girlfriends and let 'em know you miss 'em!
Inmate: FUCK YOU!
Carl: ...not anymore.
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Referenced in Nel cuore della notte (2002) See more »

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Very nice movie
9 May 2003 | by StreetwolfSee all my reviews

Nicely made black and white movie with some very nice acting.

Carl (Bruce Campbell), once a popular highschool student gets released from prison after serving 5 years for a heist gone bad. Outside, his friend and partner Patrick awaits his release so they can go rob a bank, but when he meets the girl he left behind in highschool 15 years ago he stands with a difficult choice of having to choose the money or her.

The movie was just over an hour and since it seemed very live we get to see all the actors really putting in a great effort to make this movie good.


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