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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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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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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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Trivia

This movie reunites Al Pacino and Amy Brenneman from Heat 1995. See more »

Goofs

When Jack Gramm fires the warning shot at his student in the office, we see a close up of the bullet making a hole in the door. However, in the next cut the door is opened and we see both sides of it. There isn't any hole in it. See more »

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[first lines]
Kate: Look at me. Look at the kite.
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Spoofed in Saturday Night Live: Michael Phelps/Lil' Wayne (2008) See more »

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Been Around
Written by Eddy Garcia, Steed Najera, Bobby Nardulli, Haroun Serang, Dennis Morehouse, Kenneth Thomas Alarcon a.k.a. DJ KTA
Performed by Triple Seven
Published by Polyvinyl Cracker Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Spunout Records
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An enjoyable well acted story
25 February 2007 | by See all my reviews

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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