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Release dates: January, 2007 (filmed in 2005)
Official site: sonypictures.com88minutes
Director: Jon Avnet
Writer: Gary Scott Thompson
Genre: Drama / Mystery / Thriller
Film Locations:
  • Koerner Plaza, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Seattle, Washington, USA
  • University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Vancouver Public Library, 360 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Yaletown, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Plot Summary: In 88 MINUTES, Al Pacino stars as Dr. Jack Gramm, a college professor who moonlights as a forensic psychiatrist for the FBI. When Gramm receives a death threat claiming he has only 88 minutes to live, he must use all his skills and training to narrow down the possible suspects, who include a disgruntled student, a jilted former lover, and a serial killer who is already on death row, before his time runs out.Stephen Moyer is only in this film for approximately five minutes. I don’t know this for a fact, but I’m guessing that his part was severely cut and most of his work ended up on the cutting room floor, but that’s just my supposition and may not be true. Stephen plays Guy LaForge who is a former husband of one of Dr. Gramm’s students and is suspected of being the person who is threatening him.

Interesting facts about this film:

  • At the moment Jack Gramm is first told he has only 88 minutes to live, the remaining running time of the motion picture, including final credits, is 88 minutes.
  • Jon Avnet replaced James Foley as director. (Jon Avnet is also the director of Stephen’s WIGS: “Jan” web series.)
  • Was scheduled for release in 2005 but the release date was pushed back numerous times.
  • When the person who has been setting Jack up is finally revealed to the camera, 88 minutes have passed in the movie.

Our Mini-review:  In our opinion, Stephen Moyer is the best part of this film because he just looks great. Unfortunately, although the original script might have been compelling and one that should have been interesting, the editing was so horrible that it’s hard to even know what is going on.  Only worth seeing the few minutes that Stephen is in it.

Cast:
  • 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
  • Benjamin McKenzie¹ … Mike Stempt
  • Neal McDonough … Jon Forster
  • Leah Cairns … Sara Pollard
  • Stephen Moyer … Guy LaForge
  • Christopher Redman … Jeremy Guber
  • Brendan Fletcher … Johnny D’Franco
  • Michael Eklund … J.T. Rycker
  • Kristina Copeland … Dale Morris
  • Tammy Hui … Janie Cates
  • Vicky Huang … Joanie Cates
  • Victoria Tennant … Kate
  • Michal Yannai … Leeza Pearson
  • Paul Campbell … Albert Jackson
  • Brenda McDonald … Mrs. Lowinsky
  • Carrie Genzel … Stephanie Parkman
  • Kaj-Erik Eriksen … Matt Wilner
  • Heather Dawn … Heather
  • Julian D. Christopher¹ … Mactire
  • Tim Henry … Sean McBain
  • Mike Dopu¹ … Detective
  • Brad Turner … Fireman #1
  • Michael Adamthwaite … Fireman #2
  • Jean Montanti … Woman In Crowd
  • Timothy Perez¹ … Cabbie #1
  • Marcus Hondo¹ … Cabbie #2
Producer:
  • Koerner Plaza, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Seattle, Washington, USA
  • University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Vancouver Public Library, 360 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Yaletown, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Original Music: Edward Shearmur
Cinematography: Denis Lenoir
Editor: Peter Berger
Casting: Rick Pagano
Production Design: Tracey Gallacher
Art Direction: Jeremy Stanbridge
Set Decoration: Dominique Fauquet Lemaitre
Visual Effects: too many to list

There is only one glimpse of Stephen at bout 1:43 in this trailer.

This one includes Stephen a bit more.

 

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