Starring: Al Pacino, Alicia Witt, Amy Brenneman, Leelee Sobieski, Benjamin McKenzie, Deborah Kara Unger, William Forsythe, Neal McDonough, Stephen Moyer, Michael Eklund, Michal Yannai
Directed by: Jon Avnet
Screenplay by: Gary Scott Thompson
Release Date: April 18th, 2008
MPAA Rating: R for disturbing violent content, brief nudity and language.
Studio: TriStar Pictures (Sony)
He has 88 minutes to solve a murder. His own
Famed forensic psychiatrist Dr. Jack Gramm has built a reputation for successfully profiling serial killers, including Jon Forster (Neal McDonough), who was sentenced to death primarily on the strength of Gramm's expert testimony. One night before Forster is scheduled to be executed, the city of Seattle is rocked by a killing that matches his crimes exactly-and the victim is one of Gramm's students.
Gramm is determined to prove the murder is the work of a copycat, but he soon finds himself contending with Forster's well-orchestrated public relations campaign to discredit him, a second copycat killing and a series of mysterious phone threats, starting with one that tells him that he has just 88 minutes to live.
Convinced that the threat and the murders are connected, Gramm turns to his assistant Shelly (Amy Brenneman) and his top graduate students for help in getting to the bottom of the mystery. As he is drawn deeper and deeper into the case, dark secrets from his past begin to emerge, forcing him to consider that the conspiracy is coming from his inner circle. Even his former contact at the FBI (William Forsythe) begins to doubt him, as Gramm's list of possible suspects lengthens and his remaining time dwindles.