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===Story=== Partly inspired by 1948's ''The Big Clock'' and its nominal 1987 remake ''No Way Out'', the Denzel Washington thriller ''Out of Time'' is quite enjoyable if you ignore its implausible plotting. Like those earlier films, this reunion of Washington and his ''Devil in a Blue Dress'' director Carl Franklin is about a man--in this case the police chief (Washington) of sleepy Banyan Key, Florida--who falls into a trap set by others, sinks into legal quicksand of his own making, and must race the clock to extricate himself from a series of incriminating setbacks. The Florida setting adds welcome character to the potboiler plot, and Washington's screen-cred makes it easy to overlook the absurdities of rookie writer David Collard's screenplay. Eva Mendes is sharp and sensible as Washington's estranged wife (do you think they'll reconcile for a happy ending?), and the talented John Billingsley--whose portrayal of "Dr. Phlox" on TV's ''Enterprise'' is vastly underrated--is a constant delight as Washington's medical examiner, beer buddy and wily co-conspirator. It's hardly a classic, but ''Out of Time'' goes well with a big tub of popcorn. ''--Jeff Shannon'' ===DVD Features=== Available Subtitles: English, Spanish, French Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround) *Commentary by: director Carl Franklin (Unknown Format) *"Out of Time: Crime Scene" featurette *Outtakes *Character profiles *Screen tests: Sanaa Lathan, Dean Cain *Photo gallery


Denzel WashingtonMatt Lee Whitlock
Eva MendesAlex Diaz Whitlock
Sanaa LathanAnn Merai Harrison
Dean CainChris Harrison
John BillingsleyChae
Robert BakerTony Dalton
Alex CarterCabot
Antoni CoroneDeputy Baste
Terry LoughlinAgent Stark
Nora DunnDr. Donovan
James MurtaughDr. Frieland

  • Genre: Thriller Movies
  • Director: Carl Franklin
  • Producer: MGM/UA
  • Length: 105 mins
  • Aspect ratio: 2.40:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaOct 3, 2003
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaJan 6, 2004
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