On the eve of a brutal serial killer’s scheduled execution, a new murder bearing his signature takes place, raising doubts about his guilt and casting suspicion on Dr. Jack Gramm (Al Pacino), the celebrated forensic psychiatrist whose testimony led to his conviction. When Gramm receives a cryptic phone call saying he has just 88 minutes to live, it ignites a race against the clock to identify the copycat killer from among a throng of possible suspects–including some of those closest to him.
A paranoia-fueled thrill ride that takes place virtually in real time, 88 Minutes goes inside the brilliant mind of a man whose business it is to suspect the worst in people. This tense psychological thriller follows an FBI profiler down a rabbit hole of violence, deception and intrigue. Directed by Jon Avnet (Up Close and Personal, Fried Green Tomatoes), 88 Minutes stars Academy Award/> winner Al Pacino (Scent of a Woman, The Godfather trilogy), Alicia Witt (Last Holiday, Mr. Holland’s Opus), Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Leelee Sobieski («Uprising,» «Joan of Arc»), Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Amy Brenneman («Judging Amy,» Nine Lives), Deborah Kara Unger (White Noise, Love Song for Bobby Long), Benjamin McKenzie (‘The O.C.,» Junebug) and Neal McDonough (Flags of Our Fathers, Minority Report).
TriStar Pictures and Millennium Films present 88 Minutes, a Randall Emmett/George Furla Production for Equity Pictures Medienfonds GmbH & KG III and Nu Image Entertainment GmbH. Directed by Jon Avnet, the film is written by Gary Scott Thompson and produced by Avnet and Thompson, along with Randall Emmett. />The executive producers are Avi Lerner, Danny Dimbort, Trevor Short, John Thompson, George Furla, Boaz Davidson, Josef Lautenschlager, Andreas Thiesmeyer, Lawrence Bender and John Baldecchi./> />The creative team includes production designer Tracey Gallacher (Daltry Calhoun), director of photography Denis Lenoir, ASC, A.F.C. (Steal This Movie), costume designer Mary McLeod (Look Who’s Talking Now), music by Edward Shearmur (Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow), editor Peter Berger, A.C.E. (Coach Carter), and casting by Rick Pagano, CSA (X-Men: The Last Stand).
88 Minutes has been rated R for «disturbing violent content, brief nudity and language.» The running time is 1 hour, 45 minutes./>