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7 Seconds (2005)

When an experienced thief accidentally makes off with a Van Gogh, his partner is kidnapped by gangsters in pursuit of the painting, forcing the criminal to hatch a rescue plan.


Simon Fellows


Martin Wheeler





Cast overview, first billed only:
Wesley Snipes ... Jack Tuliver
Tamzin Outhwaite ... Sgt. Kelly Anders
Deobia Oparei ... Spanky
Georgina Rylance ... Suza
Pete Lee-Wilson ... Alexsie Kutchinov
Serge Soric Serge Soric ... Mikhail (as Sergei Soric)
Andrei Ionescu Andrei Ionescu ... Frank 'Bull' Mercea
Elias Ferkin Elias Ferkin ... Pro 1
Bogdan Farkas Bogdan Farkas ... Pro 2
Tomi Cristin Tomi Cristin ... Captain Szabo
Adrian Lukis Adrian Lukis ... Vanderbrink
Stephen Boxer ... Underhill
Adrian Pintea ... Grapini
Corey Johnson ... Tool
George Anton George Anton ... Banner


When an experienced thief accidentally makes off with a Van Gogh, his partner is kidnapped by gangsters in pursuit of the painting, forcing the criminal to hatch a rescue plan.

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Timing Is Everything.

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Rated R for violence, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Shot in 32 days between June 28 and July 30, 2004. See more »


The cars used by the police in the movie are models that the Bucharest Police Department have never used. The police logo on the side is also different from the real thing. See more »


Alexsie Kutchinov: We have a saying in my country - don't blame the baker, when the butcher bakes the bread.
John Tuliver: What the hell does that mean?
Alexsie Kutchinov: It means you're fucked.
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Awful and Deceptive Screenplay
20 January 2006 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The awful screenplay of "7 Seconds", which looks like a Steven Seagal movie, is so absurd and full of clichés, and has many huge holes, beginning with the selection of Wesley Snipes for the lead role. I have never been in Romania, but I believe that there are not much Afro-Americans living and circulating in Bucharest. Therefore, it would not be difficult to find Jack Tuliver in the middle of the locals. Another interesting point is the attraction of beautiful white women for his character, probably with the intention to show that Romanian and British women are not racist. In the bus station, he fights with two guys and there is no policeman in the area. There are lots of characters coming and going without any previous development or later appearance. The stupid character of the dyed Kelly Anders is ridiculous, as well as most of the dialogs along the story. The predictable plot point is very weak. Last but not the least, when an action movie does not have much story to show, usually there are lots of cars chase in the script, for the pride and joy of the stunts (there are exceptions, of course, like "Ronin", "The Blues Brothers", "The Transporter " and others). My vote is four.

Title (Brazil): "7 Segundos" ("7 Seconds")

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Release Date:

16 August 2005 (Netherlands) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Romania See more »


Box Office


$13,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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