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Short Time (1990)

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In this action-comedy, a urine sample mix-up leads Officer Burt Simpson (Dabney Coleman) to believe that he only has a short time to live. Set to retire, Burt realizes that the insurance payoff for a death in the line of duty would leave his son (Kaj-Erik Eriksen) and his ex-wife (Terri Garr) financially well-off. As Burt attempts to put himself in the line of fire, his suicidal actions fail to get him killed, but earn him a number of medals for his heroic actions.more
Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: William Osborne, John Blumenthal, Michael Berry Jr., Gary Ross, William Davies
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 28, 1990
Runtime:
Live Home Video

Cast

Dabney Coleman
as Burt Simpson
Matt Frewer
as Ernie Dills
Teri Garr
as Carolyn Simpson
Barry Corbin
as Captain
Rob Roy
as Dan Miller
Kaj-Erik Eriksen
as Dougie Simpson
Sam Malkin
as Hostage Man
Wes Tritter
as Coffin Salesman
Kim Kondrashoff
as Michael Lutz
Paul Jarrett
as Jonas Lutz
Paul Batten
as Dr. Goldman
Kevin McNulty
as Dr. Drexler
Shawn Clements
as Older Dougie
Jack Ammon
as Elderly Man
Enid Saunders
as Elderly Woman
Dwight Koss
as Car Salesman
Jack Bastow
as Sidewalk Preacher
Beverley Henry
as Soap Opera Policewom...
Peter Yunker
as Soap Opera Man
Tony Morelli
as Stark's Cohort
Gene Heck
as Stark's Cohort
Kimelly Anne Warren
as Soap Opera Woman
Jack Little
as Hospital Cop
Beverly Hendry
as Soap Opera Policewom...
Steven J. Wright
as Helicopter Pilot
Steven Wright
as Helicopter Pilot
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Critic Reviews for Short Time

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (5)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Time Out
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New York Times
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Washington Post
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Chicago Reader
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September 1, 2005
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Audience Reviews for Short Time

A cop a few days away from retirement, finds out that he has only a few days to live and that his insurance policy only pays out if he dies in the line of duty...so he goes all Mel Gibson trying to die in a blaze of glory. Hilarity ensues.

kenstachnik
Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer

Dabney Coleman has always had a gift for comedy, and he is terrific in Short Time. It is a very enjoyable and entertaining movie, nothing too deep, but the premise is funny, it?s well cast and combines comedy and action very well. The car chase scene with Coleman is hilarious. Nicely done, light and fun.

jam233
James Higgins

63/100. Dabney Coleman has always had a gift for comedy, and he is terrific in Short Time. It is a very enjoyable and entertaining movie, nothing too deep, but the premise is funny, it's well cast and combines comedy and action very well. The car chase scene with Coleman is hilarious. Nicely done, light and fun.

jazza923
James Higgins

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