On the day that a serial killer that he helped put away is supposed to be executed, a noted forensic psychologist and college professor receives a call informing him that he has 88 minutes left to live.
In Seattle, the successful forensic psychiatrist and college professor Jack Gramm is in evidence since he was responsible for the condemnation of the serial killer Jon Forster, influencing the jury to sentence him to the death row. Jon accuses Jack of manipulation, inducing one witness and sister of one of his victims to testify against him. On the eve of Jon's execution, Jack receives a phone call telling him that he has only eighty-eight minutes of life, while a killer is copycatting Jon, killing women with the same "modus-operandi" and is investigated by Seattle Slayer Task Force. With the support of associate Shelly Barnes, an FBI agent, his friend Frank Parks, and his assistant Kim Cummings, Jack investigates some weird and problematic students, a security guard of the campus and the woman with whom he had one night stand.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
This movie is the second one in which Al Pacino's character has a monologue on "free will." The first monologue occurred in "The Devil's Advocate" (1997). See more »
After the warning about "88 minutes" is called in, a man passes by on a bicycle. The sound you hear is a bike coasting, not a man cycling. See more »
Look at me. Look at the kite.
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There are at least two BluRay versions that end with Jack telling Forster he has 12 hours to live. So both without the scene afterwards about Forsters death. The run times of these two versions differ by several minutes (~1:47 vs ~1:51). In the longer version, while some scenes are actually cut drastically, many other scenes contain a lot of extra dialogue. The differences in scenes are thus bigger than the differences in runtime. See more »
Just finished watching 88 Minutes, starring Al Pacino.
A fine performance and a good well made film which moves at a steady pace and comes in at just over 90 mins. The usual solid performance from Pacino and a good cast make this film easy on the eye, but to be truthful a bit too easy on the brain.
Plays almost like a made for TV movie, all be it a well made one. Every single person in the film could be a suspect and whilst watching I could feel myself thinking that the director went slightly over the top with that aspect.
This film will not win any awards and now I know the ending, cannot see me ever watching it again but I was entertained and felt a certain satisfaction of saying "told you it was them" to my partner afterwards.
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