88 Minutes

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director(s): Jon Avnet
Production: Sony Pictures Entertainment
  3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
108 min

These are from Janie Kay, whose sister,

Janie was murdered by John Forster.

- Jeremy?

- Sure, thank you.

- Frank?

- No, thanks, Jack.


Mr. MacTire?

You are a good sport, Jeremy.

A little milk maybe,

what do you think?

Shelley, we got milk, don't we?

Bring in three glasses.

Nothing for me, Jack.

All right, make that two.

No, make it three.

Maybe you have a change of heart.

So, let's see...

I can assume...

that last night crime scene...

was very much like

Forster's previous crime scene, right?

- They totally match, yeah.

- What totally matches?

I have in here...

- Halothane on the breath.

- Subdued by Halothane.

- Rape.

- Yeah.

The body was hung up side down.



slashed throat.

- And where this takes us?

- Looks like a copy cat.

- It could be. Maybe

- Could be? Maybe?

- Maybe.

- It's a stage scene. Maybe what?


and this might be far-fetched...

but what if the perp

worked with Forster...

and these stage scenes were intended to

throw some doubts on his guilty verdict?

- Go with it.

- Possibly providing him...

with a stay of execution

or even a new trial.

Goal star, Jeremy.

Big goal star.

I mean, that's exactly what I think

is happening here.

No, I'm sticking with copy cat.

Of course there is

another possibility.

- Yeah?

- Forster is innocent.

- Wrongly convicted.

- No!

The task force is aware...

that your expert opinion

was critical in convicting Forster.

But then why he walked

his first trial?

Procedural error.

Why is he never been tried in any

of the other five pending murderers...

that you've attributed to him?

You realize that it is the dude of my

office to ensure that an innocent man...

is not executed tonight.

You do understand that?

Look, Jack. If you have

any reconsideration of testimony...

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Gary Scott Thompson

Gary Scott Thompson (born October 7, 1959) is a screenwriter, television producer, and director. Thompson is most notable for his work on The Fast and the Furious starring Vin Diesel, the sequel 2 Fast 2 Furious, Hollow Man with Kevin Bacon, Split Second, 88 Minutes, starring Al Pacino, and K-911 and K-9: P.I.. As creator, showrunner, writer, and executive producer of NBC's hit series Las Vegas, Thompson also directed 4 episodes and made a brief appearance as a psychotherapy patient. Recently, Thompson wrote, co-developed, and executive produced NBC and TF1's Taxi Brooklyn. more…

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