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Real Time (2008)

A gripping thriller about a hit man who gives a down-and-out compulsive gambler just one last hour to live.

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Randall Cole

Writer:

Randall Cole (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Randy Quaid ... Reuban
Jay Baruchel ... Andy Hayes
Jayne Eastwood ... Grandma
Lucy Filippone Lucy Filippone ... Prostitute
Jeff Pustil Jeff Pustil ... Donny
Ella Chan Ella Chan ... Kwan
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A gripping thriller about a hit man who gives a down-and-out compulsive gambler just one last hour to live.

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Real Time is a comedic drama about a compulsive gambler given one hour to live by the man hired to kill him.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for pervasive language including sexual references | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Egy óra haladék See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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CAD 2,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The film premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival on January 18th, 2008, four days before the accidental death of Randy Quaid's Brokeback Mountain (2005) co-star Heath Ledger. According to Quaid's subsequent comments, Ledger was a victim of the "Hollywood Star Whackers", who he and wife Evi believed were also trying to kill them. See more »

Quotes

Reuban: You want to talk about bad luck? Fucking up your life, making stupid bets, stupid decisions... that's not bad luck, that's just stupid.
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Outstanding
1 May 2009 | by tacinc-1See all my reviews

Not sure which movie rstone and prake saw, but it couldn't have been the same one I did. To be fair this movie probably isn't everyone's cup of tea. It's not a 'Fast and the Furious' action film. It's not a 'Quantum of Solace' suspense film either. It's about a guy, Andy - played by Jay Baruchel, that has thrown his life away by getting hooked on gambling. Baruchel plays the part with the same desperation of addicts striving for one more fix, be it a drug, alcohol, or gambling. And he nails the way that his character seems to point the finger about the way his life turned out everywhere but at himself. It's also about the guy , Rueben - played by Quaid, that takes the job to kill him. I won't lie and tel you I came expecting anything other than am action suspense flick. What I found instead was a story that was marvelously crafted in the 78-odd minutes. I became immersed in it. I cared about the characters, the loser Andy and the rough breaks he had that really just came from his own actions and choices in life, and the solemn enforcer Rueben, tasked with killing someone he knows but determined to give him one chance to, in an hour or so, to make something good. You get some humor, some gun play, but instead of relying on the quick and cheap thrills to make his point, the director relies on the way you are invested in the story to make the film. And you do become invested in it. Maybe it's just that I lost my wife in Dec 2007 to a one car accident that makes me a little introspective when it comes to movies where impending death is the main theme and your choices or ability to choose what you do with your time left are integral to the story. I might not vote this one number one for 2008, but it would definitely be in my top ten. And it was definitely worth the watch.


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