Nick of Time (1995)
Ninety minutes. Six bullets. No choice.
|Superstar johnny depp and popular screen villain christopher walken face off in this nerve-jangling story of a businessman who must become a political assassin to save his daughter. On-screen events unfold minute by nail-biting minute, just as they would in real life!|
"Powerful and unforgettable! Ron Brewington, American Urban Radio Network
"A real nail-biter. Bob Slade, WRKS-FM
"A thriller with originality, ingenuity and nonstop suspense. David Sheehan, CBS-TV
Editor's NoteIn John Badham's NICK OF TIME, Johnny Depp stars as Gene Watson, a mild-mannered, widowed accountant, and the father of six-year-old Lynn (Courtney Chase). While in Los Angeles's Union train station, they are abducted by a mysterious couple posing as police officers, Mr. Smith (Christopher Walken) and Ms. Jones (Roma Maffia). They give Gene a loaded gun and these orders: assassinate the "flaming liberal" governor of California (Marsha Mason) within the next 90 minutes, or they will kill his beloved daughter. Gene reluctantly agrees, and he is taken to the Bonaventure Hotel where the governor is making an appearance. Tension mounts as the clock ticks and Gene must outwit his conniving kidnappers. Shot in real time, the action of the movie is documented in the actual 90 minute running time of the movie. As Gene faces his gruesome task, minutes slip away, creating a palpable tension and a breathtaking reminder of every agonizing second. Christopher Walken is at his devilish best, wickedly tormenting the innocent hero. Reminiscent of Hitchcockian dilemmas, Gene is an ordinary man trapped in an extraordinary situation, forced to act before it is too late.
Cast & Crew
|Charles S. Dutton|
|Roy H. Wagner - Cinematography|
|Mary E. Vogt - Costume Designer|
|John Badham - Director|
|Kevin Stitt - Editor|
|Frank Morriss - Editor|
|D.J. Caruso - Executive Producer|
|Arthur B. Rubinstein - Musical Score|
|Cammie Crier - Producer|
|John Badham - Producer|
|Philip Harrison - Production Designer|
|Patrick Sheane Duncan - Writer/Story|
Plot SummaryRandomly accosted in L.A.'s Union Station, a man is given 90 minutes to murder an innocent politician or his daughter will be killed in this real-time action thriller starring Johnny Depp and Christopher Walken.