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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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He has 88 minutes to solve a murder. His own. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

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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

Gross USA:

$17,213,467

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,593,385
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Dolby Digital | DTS (uncredited)| SDDS (uncredited)

Color:

Color (FotoKem)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

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

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 »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)
Written by Max Martin (ASCAP), Herbie Crichlow (as Herbert St. Clair Crichlow) (ASCAP)
Performed by Backstreet Boys
Published by Zomba Enterprises Inc. (ASCAP) / WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) obo Megasong Publishing
Courtesy of Jive Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Licensing
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There is a good reason why they don't want to release it
23 January 2007 | by lukas8See all my reviews

This is such a poor movie, it is unbelievable. Especially considering it has such a solid actor like Al Pacino. Fans of his will wish they never saw it.

Al plays the role of a psychologist consultant for the police who is also a teacher of forensic psychology. The movie starts the day a serial killer who was convicted based on his testimony is about to executed. But it is a bad day for Al's character because there is new evidence that suggests he helped convict the wrong man. Oh, not only that, but he receives an anonymous phone call telling him he has 88 minutes to live.

Al Pacino plays a hardcore guy in most of his films, that is usually what makes them great. It seems like they tried to do the same thing with this movie and accomplished the opposite. His character is surrounded by bimbo 20-year-olds throwing themselves at him and guys with leather jackets for him to beat up. But it just ends up feeling like a desperate attempt to prove he "still has it." The only thing floating this movie is a gimmick for a plot (the whole 88 minutes to live thing) which sort of ends of being a subplot anyway. Al Pacino fans are going to hate me for saying all this until they see it for themselves.


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