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Race Against Time (2000)

TV-14 | | Action, Crime, Drama | TV Movie 23 July 2000
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When a man faces surmounting bills for his dying son's hospital stay, he enters into an agreement to sell his body for organ transplants to pay the bills. However, when he is advised that ... See full summary »

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Geoff Murphy
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Roberts ... James Gabriel
Cary Elwes ... Burke
Sarah Wynter ... Alex
Chris Sarandon ... Dr. Anton Stofeles
Diane Venora ... Dr. Helen Steele
Michael Greyeyes ... Johnny Black Eagle
Terry Simpson Terry Simpson ... Janovsky
Joel McNichol ... Mike Cherry (as Joel Mcnichol)
Daniel Magder ... Bobby Gabriel
Robin Wilcock ... Dr. Elliot
Cas Anvar ... Dr. Bergen
Karen Cliche ... Irina
Corey Sosner Corey Sosner ... Security Guard #1
Steve Adams ... Mr. Strathmore
James Bradford ... Judge (as Jim Bradford)
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When a man faces surmounting bills for his dying son's hospital stay, he enters into an agreement to sell his body for organ transplants to pay the bills. However, when he is advised that the doctors want to claim his organs immediately, he goes on the run. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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The same year as this movie, Sarah Wynter starred in The 6th Day (2000)) which she stars as an assassin working for a corporation that is illegally cloning humans who is sent to assassinate Arnold Schwarzenegger's character. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Eric Roberts would later both star in The Expendables (2010). See more »

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The serial number of the car that Alex and Gabriel seize alternates between 3-57 and 5-23 See more »

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A TNT Original ... not too bad
19 August 2003 | by w0aqSee all my reviews

This is a TNT original made for TV movie. Like "Stiletto Dance" - also starring Roberts, it was filmed in Quebec.

This is a cool idea, sort of a "Die Hard" meets "The Running Man." Of course, it's not perfect. There are dialogue problems, there are continuity problems, there are acting problems. But hey, it was made for TV.

It looks futuristic as it is set in 2008. In some ways, I would think it might be a bit advanced for 2008 and in other ways the CHEESY computer graphics and such look right out of the early 1980's. So you have some exceptional work and some that is not good.

In one case, our main character busts the controls off of an elevator and instantly uses a wire touching a resistor to control the movements of the elevator. A bit too far fetched and this is not the only example of such.

Also, too much firepower with guys dressed in black uniforms. It becomes mundane when you constantly see black uniformed thugs constantly firing at our hero. C'mon now.

The basic premise of the movie is a good idea though: Selling your body for cash now and the delivery of body organs later. Unfortunately, this causes your death - and of course, the company that "buys you" intends to collect on what they purchased. That part is interesting.

So, what can we say for this? Well, it stars Eric Roberts and as far as I am concerned this guy can't really do anything wrong. Even in a bad movie, he makes it good. This guy should be starring in blockbusters as far as I am concerned. His acting and presence in this movie is excellent.

It's fun to watch and Eric Roberts is in it. Overlook the obvious flaws and it is 90 minutes of entertainment.


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23 July 2000 (USA) See more »

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Montréal, Québec, Canada

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