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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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Jon Avnet
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Al Pacino ... Jack Gramm
Alicia Witt ... Kim Cummings
Leelee Sobieski ... Lauren Douglas
Amy Brenneman ... Shelly Barnes
William Forsythe ... Frank Parks
Deborah Kara Unger ... Carol Lynn Johnson
Ben McKenzie ... Mike Stempt (as Benjamin McKenzie)
Neal McDonough ... Jon Forster
Leah Cairns ... Sara Pollard
Stephen Moyer ... Guy LaForge
Christopher Redman ... Jeremy Guber
Trilby Glover ... Defense Attorney
Damien Leake ... The Judge
Brendan Fletcher ... Johnny D'Franco
Michael Eklund ... J.T. Rycker
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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Language:

English

Release Date:

18 April 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

88 See more »

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS (uncredited)| SDDS (uncredited)

Color:

Color (FotoKem)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Neal McDonough plays a character named Jon Forster. Although it is spelled differently, the character's name is pronounced the same as the name of the feared South African Prime Minister John Vorster. See more »

Goofs

About 45 minutes in to the film, Jack answers a cellphone left hand. In the next shot, it's in his right hand, then back to his left. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Kate: Look at me. Look at the kite.
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Alternate Versions

The movie ends with Professor Gramm speaking on the phone to Jon Foster and telling him that he's just got 12 hours to live, mimicking the menacing tone he's been given throughout the movie. Some copies of the film end there, while in some DVD versions, there is a scene afterwards in which Professor Gramm tells his class that Forster was killed via lethal injection. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Saturday Night Live: Michael Phelps/Lil' Wayne (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Ms. New Booty
Written by Mr. Collipark (as Michael Antoine Crooms), D. Roc (as Deongelo Holmes),
Kaine (as Eric Von Jackson Jr.), Bubba Sparxxx (as Warren Anderson Mathis)
Performed by Bubba Sparxxx
Published by EMI Blackwood Music Inc. (BMI) / Soar Loser Music (BMI) / Collipark Music, Inc. (BMI) / EWC Music (BMI) / Da Crippler Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc.
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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88 Minutes
17 February 2007 | by hcir1024See all my reviews

I enjoyed 88 Minutes. Al Pacino is a solid actor and delivers a solid performance. I take into consideration that there are people that won't enjoy the film because Forensic Psych is a subject that the average individual has little knowledge about. If you are looking for a movie with a great twist and even better ending, check it out! Al ran his a$$ off in one too many scenes, they added some gun-play and an explosion to balance the drama with action, making the movie trailer (if any) exciting and mysterious. If your IQ is over 110 and can get through a flick without a bunch of action, this should be a definite prospect. I also think you will enjoy it if you are in the CJ or Psych field.


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