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Out of Time (2003)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 3 October 2003 (USA)
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A Florida police chief must solve a vicious double homicide before he himself falls under suspicion.

Director:

Carl Franklin

Writer:

David Collard (as Dave Collard)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Denzel Washington ... Matt Lee Whitlock
Eva Mendes ... Alex Diaz Whitlock
Sanaa Lathan ... Ann Merai Harrison
Dean Cain ... Chris Harrison
John Billingsley ... Chae
Robert Baker ... Tony Dalton
Alex Carter ... Cabot
Antoni Corone ... Deputy Baste
Terry Loughlin ... Agent Stark
Nora Dunn ... Dr. Donovan
James Murtaugh ... Dr. Frieland
Peggy Sheffield Peggy Sheffield ... Judy Anderson
Evelyn Brooks Evelyn Brooks ... Judy's Mom
Eric Hissom Eric Hissom ... Hotel Clerk
Tom Hillmann ... Living Gift Salesman (as Tom Hilmann)
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Storyline

Matt Whitlock, the police chief of the small town of Banyan Key, Florida, is separated from his wife, Alex, a police homicide detective in MIami. Matt's been having an affair with Ann Merai Harrison, a woman who's separated from her abusive husband, Chris, and says she has cancer, as well. When her doctor tells her of a new expensive treatment, Matt decides to give her the nearly half a million dollars in an evidence lock up that he seized from a local drug bust. When Ann and her husband turn up dead only days after naming Chief Whitlock as beneficiary on a million dollar Life insurance policy, things start heating up for Whitlock as the evidence his wife Alex is gathering stacks up against him. And as if things couldn't get worse, the D.E.A. now want the drug money a.s.a.p. Anxiety runs high for Whitlock as he scrambles to figure out who has set him up and also recover half a million dollars all while trying not to break a sweat or draw any suspicions. He's a man who is way out of ... Written by steve40m@yahoo.com

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How do you solve a murder when all the evidence points to you. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, violence and some language. | See all certifications »

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Trivia

During the hotel fight scene, dialogue from the movie Legally Blonde (2001) can be heard on the hotel television. Specifically, the scene where Warner breaks up with Elle. See more »

Goofs

Upon arriving in Cabot's hotel room the dialog from Legally Blonde can clearly be heard. After fighting with Cabot, dangling over the side of the balcony, and struggling back into the room (all of which took several minutes) the dialog has clearly only progressed for a few seconds, not minutes. See more »

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Matt Lee Whitlock: Thanks for the beer and the conversation.
Chris Harrison: Thanks for listening.
Matt Lee Whitlock: You give Ann my best... if you can.
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Crazy Credits

The name Burt Ward appears as "Boy Wonder Executive Producer" See more »

Connections

Remade as Zeher (2005) See more »

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Let Love
(2001)
Written by Santigold (as Santi White) and Doc McKinney
Performed by Shareese Renée Ballard (as Res)
Published by She Writes Her Own Music and Myana Music
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Good, if unoriginal noir
27 June 2009 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

Denzel Washington is a policeman who is "Out of Time" in this 2003 film also starring Eva Mendes, Sanaa Lathan, and Dean Cain.

Washington plays Matt Whitlock, a policeman involved in an affair with the beautiful Ann Harrison (Lathan). Whitlock is currently embroiled in divorce proceedings from his detective wife (Mendes), and Ann is married to an abusive ex-football player (Cain). When Ann is diagnosed with terminal cancer, Whitlock wants to help her. It puts him in the center of a crime investigation with potentially devastating implications.

This wrongly accused/framed man storyline has been used with great success in films such as No Way Out and the film on which it was based, The Clock, and "Out of Time" borrows heavily from these two films. Whitlock has to stay one step ahead of his wife's investigation in order to keep from being accused of one crime, and he has to avoid an agent for whom he's holding evidence in order to keep from being accused of another. How he wriggles out of various situations makes for some good suspense and engrossing viewing.

Washington is excellent as the harried cop, and the film is well worth watching, even though it's easy to figure out past a certain point. Although very derivative, it's highly entertaining too.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Out of Time See more »

Filming Locations:

Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,185,316, 5 October 2003

Gross USA:

$41,088,845

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$55,495,563
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2.35 : 1
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