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88 Minutes (2007)

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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jack Gramm
... Kim Cummings
... Lauren Douglas
... Shelly Barnes
... Frank Parks
... Carol Lynn Johnson
... Mike Stempt (as Benjamin McKenzie)
... Jon Forster
... Sara Pollard
... Guy LaForge
... Jeremy Guber
... Defense Attorney
... The Judge
... Johnny D'Franco
... J.T. Rycker
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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

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Rated R for disturbing violent content, brief nudity and language | See all certifications »

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18 April 2008 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,957,216, 20 April 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$16,930,884, 18 May 2008
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2.35 : 1
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According to a local source, Al Pacino went to some of the apartment floors to surprise and greet tenants during filming around the area. See more »

Goofs

At least one shot shows a green "Metro" box. Metro is a free newspaper distributed in 7 major Canadian cities, including Vancouver, where the film was shot. In the US, Metro is distributed in New York, Boston, and Philadelphia, not Seattle, where the film is set. See more »

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Kate: Look at me. Look at the kite.
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Written by Peter Calandra (as Pete Calandra) and Scott Schreer (as Scott P. Schreer)
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Even worse than the critics are saying.
18 April 2008 | by See all my reviews

Despite all of the horrific reviews it has received, I went into this film expecting a flawed but entertaining thriller. Nothing could have prepared me for the disaster this film is. The premise is pretty simple; forensic psychologist Jack Gramm (Al Pacino) receives a call saying that he has 88 minutes to live on the day that one of the men he put in jail is sentenced to die. This sloppy, horribly put together plot unfolds onward with bomb threats, exploding cars and suspicious characters every which way and it's one of the most ridiculous things I've ever seen. The story is just ludicrous containing so many contrived details that I had to fight back the urge to bust into severe laughter. There's an ex-boyfriend that ultimately has nothing to do with the plot, sexual 'tension' with every single woman on screen and for some reason there are a bounty of young, immensely attractive females who want to bang Al Pacino even though he honestly looks like he's about to fall into his coffin throughout the entire film. And Leelee Sobieski gives what may just be the worst performance I've ever seen. Just terrible. Oh, and the twist? You know those thrillers where killers have sincere motives? Yeah, this isn't one of them.


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