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

Look at me.

Look at the kite.


Oh, I've seen that outfit before.

I can't remember when.

- Last night.

- Last night!

These things do return.

God, my head is still pounding

like a drum.

You party hard.

Yeah, well, you don't look

worse than I am.

I didn't drink as much as you.

History of my life, Sara.

Psychiatrist by day,

party animal by night.

I thought you've told me

you were a lawyer.

I'm not, yet.

Excuse me.

- Yeah.

- Hey, Jack. It's Shelly.

- I've been calling all morning. You OK?

- I'm Ok. What's up?

I was worried.

You worry too much, Shelly.

What's going on?

Frank Parks is been calling.

He needs to speak with you immediately.

Pass him through.

I had fun last night,

Miss. Pollard.

Me too.

Thanks for the wine tasting,

Dr. Gramm.


Hey, Jack, I've got Frank Parks.

Go ahead.

- Hey, Frank.

- Jack.

We got another one.

Oh, no. The same?

Every detail.

Right down

to the lateral laceration.

It's the Seattle slayer again.

- Where are you now?

- Look, Jack.

There's a tape.

You're gonna wanna see it.

Jack, are you still there?


Meet me at my office, okay?

Sure, Jack.

Where to?


Welcome back, Seattle.

We're continuing our interview

with John Forster...

who was convicted for the death

of Janie Kay, nine years ago...

based on the eyewitness testimony

of her twin sister, Janie Kay.

John Forster was dated to die at

midnight, at Walla Walla Penitentiary.

- Do you mind changing it?

- John Forster.

What's your reaction

to the State...

Thank you.



For what?

I was referring to the hottie that

you left with the party last night.

She was a quite piece of ass.

- Remember her name?

- Yes, I do.

Sara Pollard.

Is that a cut on your nose?

You didn't have that before I left.

I fell out of the bed.

FBI hit here yet?

- Yeah, 2 minutes in the conference room.

- Okay.

Any calls?

New York Times, Washington times,


They all wanna know if you have a quote

about Forster's execution.

- What else is new?

- Kim Cummings called twice.

- She was worried about you too.

- Kim knows this procedure.

Apparently not.

She's in your office.

Jack Gramm Associates.

I put those case reports

you wanna me to look at on your desk.

I thought Lauren and Leeza showed

real insight and ability.

The others were pretty much

working the math.


Don't you have Federal Agents

waiting for you?


I' see you in class.

I'll take them trough today's work

if you run late.


- Thank you, Kim.

- Bye.

Janie Keith came by

to give you a present.

Dr. Gramm.

I'm sorry.

I don't know if this is appropriate...

I just wanted to...

I just wanted to mark the day.

Thank you, Janie.

I'm glad that my sister Janie

hasn't been forgotten. Thank you.

For everything.

You went out of your way.

You are busy, so I'm just...

I'm gonna get out of here.

We did good, Janie.

We did good.

All right.


Can I help you?

You are one of my students?


- Jack.

- Yeah.

I'd like to introduce you to Jeremy

Goober, with attorney general office.

Jeremy is in charge

of the Seattle slayer task force.

Dr. Gramm, it's so good to meet you.

This is a really big honor for me.

Sorry about the...

Oh, this is such a beautiful

conference room too.

And this special agent

MacTire from the FBI.

Dr. Gramm.

Pleasure. Have a seat.

Hey, big fellow?



Seattle slayer task force.

Well, okay.

I'm sure you have a lot of questions.

I'll do the best I can to answer them,

but first I...

No. First I think we should all

have a cookie.

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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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