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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 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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Time is running out. See more »


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

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Filmed on campus at the University of British Columbia and in Vancouver, BC, Canada See more »

Goofs

After the warning about "88 minutes" is called in, a man passes by on a bicycle. The sound you hear is a bike coasting, not a man cycling. 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

Referenced in Eagle Eye (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Get It Poppin
Written by Richard L. Garcia (ASCAP), Rosel Anton Minter (ASCAP)
Performed by PMG
Published by Hannah Sam Music (ASCAP) / Smothered and Covered Music (ASCAP) / Fat Frequencies (ASCAP)
Courtesy of d2 Music
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Justice & Truth – Where Do They Intercept?
11 March 2007 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Seattle, the successful forensic psychiatrist and college professor Jack Gramm (Al Pacino) is in evidence since he was responsible for the condemnation of the serial killer Jon Forster (Neal McDonough), 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 his former wife and associated Shelly Barnes (Amy Brenneman), the FBI agent and his friend Frank Parks (William Forsythe) and his assistant Kim Cummings (Alicia Witt), Jack investigate some weird and problematic students, a security guard of the campus and the woman with whom he had one night stand.

"88 Minutes" has a confused beginning without a previous development of the situation and characters and an absurd conclusion, but entertains. I liked the final speech of Al Pacino character, when he exposes his students that the death penalty if a right of the victims, a sort of recompense, and that time does not heal the wounds caused by a violent crime. I liked also his unanswered question to Kim, performed by the stunningly beautiful Alicia Witt: "- Justice and truth – where do they intercept?" My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "88 Minutos" ("88 Minutes")


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Language:

English

Release Date:

18 April 2008 (USA) 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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2.35 : 1
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