Nick of Time
, starring Johnny Depp
, Christopher Walken
, Charles S. Dutton
and Courtney Chase
, is a 1995 thriller
movie. It was directed by John Badham
. The film is rated R for "Violence and Language" by the MPAA. It is noteworthy for taking place in real time
The film opens with Gene Watson (Depp), a mild-mannered, widowed accountant
arriving with his daughter Lynn to a train station in Los Angeles
As Watson makes a payphone call informing an unidentified person that his train was late, two mysterious strangers in suits (Christopher Walken
, Roma Maffia
), named Smith and Jones, survey the station from a catwalk, discussing a yet-to-be-elaborated scheme. Noticing Watson retaliate against a skater who was harassing his daughter, Smith and Jones set their sights on him and swiftly approach the pair.
Showing a badge, the two strangers convince Watson that they are police officers and whisk both father and daughter into a van without justification. Once in the vehicle, Watson begins to notice things aren't right and gets nervous, but Smith subsequently pistol whips
Watson in the leg to get his attention.
Smith then informs Watson that they will kill his daughter unless he murders a woman depicted in a photograph. He soon learns that the woman is State Governor Eleanor Grant (Marsha Mason
) and realizes that killing her would be a suicide mission.
Once at the Bonaventure Hotel
(where a campaign stop is being held) Watson makes several attempts to warn people about... Read More