88 Minutes (NEW Pacino Thriller)

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  1. Hunter Rider

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    http://www.empireonline.co.uk/site/news/newsstory.asp?news_id=16965

    Fried Green Death
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    Pacino has 88 Minutes to live in Jon Avnet’s new thriller
    19 July 2005
    [​IMG]The director of Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle Stop Café hooking up with the star of Scent Of A Woman… How could the result be anything less than a knuckle-whitening, pulse-quickening thrill ride?

    Well, Al Pacino and Jon Avnet might not be names you’d readily associate with high-concept popcorn flicks, but their new project threatens to be just that. Scripted by The Fast And The Furious writer Gary Thompson, 88 Minutes will tell the tale of a college professor, played by Pacino, who pulls down a second job — as forensic psychiatrist for the FBI.

    The perk of picking up dual paychecks wears thin, however, when he is informed that he has exactly 88 minutes left to live. Rather than finishing off the last couple of episodes on his Seinfeld box set or hiding under his desk, the professor embarks on a mission to track down his enemies and save his life.

    Wiith a 24 movie in an early stage of development, could this be Pacino’s attempt to out-Bauer Bauer? With that time-specific title, it would be a bit of a surprise if 88 Minutes doesn’t jump onto the real-time bandwagon. Which, so long as it’s a hell of a lot better than Nick Of Time, sounds good to us.

    http://www.comingsoon.net/news/topnews.php?id=10445

    Jon Avnet to Helm 88 Minutes

    Source: Variety
    July 19, 2005



    Jon Avnet will direct Al Pacino in 88 Minutes, a co-production of Millennium Films and Emmett/Furla Films. Variety says the drama is set for an October 15 start in Vancouver.

    Written by Gary Thompson (The Fast and the Furious, NBC's Las Vegas), 88 Minutes centers on a college professor who moonlights as a forensic psychiatrist for the FBI. The professor must use his sleuthing skills to save his hide after he's told that he'll be killed in 88 minutes.

    Avnet previously directed Fried Green Tomatoes and his most recent feature was 1997's Red Corner.
     
  2. Pablo Parker

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    so... they are making a 24 movie?
     
  3. Dark Donnie

    Dark Donnie Kenny Powers is Back!

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    it's Pachino, so there is a good chance it will be good, I like the real time idea as well.
     
  4. The Trainman

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    Wasn't this film supposed to come out in like 2003 or 2004??
     
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    Yay, Im getting my phd in forensic psychiatry
     
  6. Hunter Rider

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    you only have 88 minutes to live as well ? :(
     
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    I hope not....
     
  8. Hunter Rider

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    http://www.empireonline.co.uk/news/story.asp?NID=17199

    Three Sign On For Pacino’s 88 Minutes
    Real-time murder mystery lands star
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]Hoo-hah! Al Pacino’s real-time murder mystery, 88 Minutes – in which he plays a college professor who’s told that he will be murdered in, well, you guessed it – is finally going ahead, after an extensive period in development.

    How do we know this? Well, filming starts in Vancouver on Saturday, which is a major clue, and today the main supporting cast was announced. The three lucky souls who have to look on in awe as Big Al tries to swallow the scenery are Alicia Witt, Leelee Sobieski, and Neal McDonough.

    Witt, who’s some 35 years younger than Pacino, will nonetheless play his teaching assistant love interest. Sobieski will play one of his students, while McDonough will assay a Death Row inmate whom Pacino – who also happens to be an FBI psychologist in his spare time - suspects is instrumental in the death threat. So it’s bound to be him, then.
    Jon Avnet will direct. It all sounds interesting, so needless to say we’re going to keep an eye on it. Hoo-hah!
     
  9. no way can he out do Bauer...not even the great pacino.
     
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    I agree with Robocop, nobody can out do-Bauer.
     
  11. Downhere

    Downhere Jeremiah 33:3

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    Pacino will most likely be playing Pacino in this movie...just like his last 5 movies.
     
  12. Hunter Rider

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    88 Minutes Trailer

    This seems to have slipped online a month ago without anyone notiicng...at least it was never reported on any of the main film sites like CS

    http://www.ifilm.com/ifilmdetail/2754901
     
  13. Hunter Rider

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    There's a poster as well

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  14. tzarinna

    tzarinna Mamochka

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    Sounds intresting,I always think of that MTV show with that kid that only had so much time to live :confused: When I hear of such time constraint premises. I can't think of it Dead at something....21.Yeah, I liked that show. :O
     
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    I've been tired of Pacino for some time now.
    He always plays the same character :down

    His best movies, IMO, are the Godfather Trilogy.
     
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    I like the poster :up:
     
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    http://www.aintitcool.com/node/34011

    Al Pacino? Straight To DVD? A Review Of 88 MINUTES!

    Hey, everyone. ”Moriarty” here.

    I saw that some photos from the set of RIGHTEOUS KILL showed up, featuring Robert De Niro and Al Pacino together. That film, like this one, is directed by Jon Avnet, and like this one, rumor has it that RIGHTEOUS KILL will be headed directly to DVD. That’s crazy, and I can’t imagine it’s right, but that’s what we can expect for 88 MINUTES.

    Why? Maybe this spy can explain:

     
  18. OobeDoobBenubi

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    It must suck if a Robert De Niro & Al Pacino is going right to DVD
     
  19. enterthemadness

    enterthemadness The Triumvirate

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    Dtv is the future, even though I don't agree with it. It's cheaper to release a film to dvd than into theaters. Doesn't mean this film is bad though....could be though.
     
  20. Hunter Rider

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  21. Carmine Falcone

    Carmine Falcone So it goes.

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    This has been available on DVD here for a few months now. Didn't bother to go see it though. Not interested. Pacino really isn't the reason to see a film anymore.
     
  22. it wasn't that bad.
     
  23. Carmine Falcone

    Carmine Falcone So it goes.

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    But it wasn't really good either?
     
  24. Dark Donnie

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    I read that the film was pretty heavily flawed, there were some sort of continuity issues throughout the film.
     
  25. Hunter Rider

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    Robo, is this out on DVD in the UK ? It now has an April 18th cinema release in the US.
     

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