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Running Time (1997)

Running Time (1997)

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In this black-and-white bank heist drama, Carl (Bruce Campbell) is released from prison to rejoin old pal Patrick (Jeremy Roberts) and ex-girlfriend Janie (Anita Barone). To pull off a bank job, Carl and Patrick enlist safecracker Buzz (Stan Davis) and druggie driver Donny (Gordon Jennison) -- and they all seem destined for disaster.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Josh Becker
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 16, 1999
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Dana Craig
as Mr. Mueller
Curtis Taylor
as Prison Guard
Ruby Marlowe
as Receptionist
Bridget Hoffman
as Receptionist
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All Critics (1)

It's the kind of dumb movie where you are encouraged to laugh at the pathetic losers on the screen.

Full Review… | March 31, 2005
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Most of this film is actually pretty engrossing.
A tribute to Hitchcock's The Rope, this film is shot in seemingly one shot, telling the story of a man getting out of jail and pulling a heist.
The one shot idea is gimmicky for sure, and become frustrating, yet really lends a realist feeling to the story. The realism, although is altered since it's shot in black and white and Bruce Campbell performance is reminiscent of a leading man of the '40s, giving this film a real sort of classical Hollywood B-Movie feel. Yet despite Bruce, everything else takes place in the present. This, however works and creates a pretty compelling film... until the last 20minutes.
The last bit of the film finds Bruce Campbell and the "lead" female "acting", giving back story and building a romance out of nowhere. The romance isn't very logically built, as Bruce doesn't remember her for most of the movie only for his memory to be jogged by an element of their past to reveal that he had this great love for her. One could say it's not well sold, and when these actors need to to the kind of acting that is needed for the scene, they fall short. The inclusion of music in spot isn't great and stands out like a sore thumb, when no music would have sufficed.
Either was, this is a great experiment, that I really enjoyed the hell out of for the most part.

Patrick Dolan

Super Reviewer


Great low budget Becker film which follows Hitchock's Rope in trying to make it seem like it's taken in one shot. The story is forgettable, though Bruce is in it, but the filmmaking is very memorable.

Christopher Brown

Super Reviewer


Bruce Campbell in real time, black and white and if I remember correctly one continuous shot. If you're a Bruce fan it's a must see!

FanGirl Browncoat

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