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Nick of Time (1995)



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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.