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Nick of Time (1995)

Director: John Badham     Starring: Christopher Walken Johnny Depp
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40114504
UPC: 097363304173
UPC 14: 00097363304173
Rating: Game Rating Code
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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!

"Taut suspense thriller.  Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"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 Note
In 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.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Dolby, Digital Audio, English, Dolby Digital (5.1)

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Paramount
Video Release Date Release Date: 8/22/2006
Video Play Time Running Time: 88 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1995
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 330417
Video UPC UPC: 00097363304173
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English, French Dubbed
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio 1.85:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Bill Smitrovich
Video Cast Info Charles S. Dutton
Video Cast Info Christopher Walken
Video Cast Info Courtney Chase
Video Cast Info G.D. Spradlin
Video Cast Info Gloria Reuben
Video Cast Info Johnny Depp
Video Cast Info Marsha Mason
Video Cast Info Peter Strauss
Video Cast Info Yul Vasquez
Video Cast Info Roma Maffia
Video Cast Info Roy H. Wagner - Cinematography
Video Cast Info Mary E. Vogt - Costume Designer
Video Cast Info John Badham - Director
Video Cast Info Kevin Stitt - Editor
Video Cast Info Frank Morriss - Editor
Video Cast Info D.J. Caruso - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Arthur B. Rubinstein - Musical Score
Video Cast Info Cammie Crier - Producer
Video Cast Info John Badham - Producer
Video Cast Info Philip Harrison - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Patrick Sheane Duncan - Writer/Story
Plot Summary
Randomly 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.

Professional Reviews

Entertainment Weekly
"...The plot is neat....A wild ride with enough forward momentum to hurtle you over the plot holes." 05/24/1996 p.108

At-A-Glance Film Reviews 0 of 10
Johnny Depp and Christopher Walken star in this engrossing thriller. An innocent man is captured and forced to assassinate someone. We identify with Depp well, so that Walken's usual screen menace is made all the more threatening. The interesting thing about this film is that it takes place in (approximate) real time. Frequent references to the current time are made, and it makes for a nail-biting effect. Unlike a lot of thrillers, this is one where it's hard to see how the protagonist could possibly pull through. He's no dummy -- he's clever and quick-thinking, yet it seems not enough. - Sam

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Depp,Johnny
Product attributeLabel:   Paramount Home Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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