Out of Time (2003) PDF Imprimer Envoyer
Écrit par Chantal Martineau   
Lundi, 24 Mars 2008 23:24

Date de pré-production : mai et juin 2002
Date de production : juillet à septembre 2002
Date de diffusion :

  • aux USA : 3 octobre 2003
  • au Royaume-Uni : 26 décembre 2003
  • en France, Espagne et  Allemagne : mai 2004

Genre : thriller
Principaux interprètes :

Robert Baker.......................................Tony Dalten
Dean Cain...........................................Chris Harrison
Tom Hillmann......................................Robert Guillette
Sanaa Lathan......................................Ann Harrison
Eva Mendes........................................Detective Alexandra Whitlock
Denzel Washington..............................Matt Whitlock


Produit par : Jesse Beaton
Réalisé par : Carl Franklin
Tourné à : Boca Grande, Floride, États-Unis

L'histoire  :
*À ne pas lire si vous voulez avoir la surprise en voyant le film !!*

Matt Walsh est le chef de police d'une petite ville de la Floride, appelée Banyon Key.  Il ressort échaudé d'une relation amoureuse qu'il avait avec un collègue de travail, du nom d'Alexandra (Eva Mendes).  Il trouve le réconfort dans les bras de Ann Harrison (Sanaa Lathan), la femme d'un raté local, Chris Harrison, réputé pour son caractère excessif (Dean Cain).  Ann apprend qu'elle est atteinte du cancer, mais que les traitements conventionnels de la médecine ne pourront rien pour elle, on lui suggère un traitement expérimental en Europe.  Matt tient à Ann plus que tout au monde et il est prêt à tout pour la sauver.  Il ira même jusqu'à voler la rondelette somme de 500 000 $ dans le coffre-fort de la sation de police pour permettre à son amoureuse de pouvoir guérir.

Matt, qui croit que Ann mérite mieux que son raté de mari, est furieux après ce dernier parce qu'il a osé lever la main sur elle.  Nous avons ici droit à des scènes entre Denzel Washington et Dean Cain qui valent la peine d'être mentionnées.  Il est à noter que nous avons droit à du grand Dean Cain, quoique son rôle ne plaira pas à tous.  La scène du bar, au début du film, cele où Matt et Chris se rencontrent pour mettre les choses au clair par rapport à leurs relations avec Ann, vaut le déplacement, les couteaux volent bas et on sent les deux hommes les nerfs à fleur de peau.

Les nobles intentions de Matt le pousseront à voler l'argent et vouloir s'enfuir avec sa bien-aimée.  Peu de temps après l'heure fixée de leur fuite, Matt est toujours sans nouvelles d'Ann.  Il se pointe à la maison des Harrison pour retrouver la maison incendiée, on l'a fait exploser. On retrouve deux cadavres dans les restes de la maison, que l'on identifie comme étant ceux de Chris et Ann.  L'incendie est considéré comme suspect et on envoie un contingent d'experts pour analyser la scène du crime.  Matt ne veut pas que l'on sache qu'il avait une relation amoureuse avec Ann.  Comment faire pour que cela reste secret, quand tous les éléments de preuve recueillis sur les lieux du crime et autres pointent dans sa direction ?

Ce dernier doit garder une allure décontractée, mais il ne veut pas que sa relation amoureuse avec Ann le trahisse.  Puis surgit son ancienne femme, qui a été promis détective pour la section des homicides. C'est alors que débute une course contre la montre pour tout camoufler.

Faits intéressants :

  • Le film a été diffusé au cours du Gala d'Ouverture du 28ème Festival International de films de Toronto, le 7 septembre 2003.

 

   
  
 
    

Daily Variety

May 22, 2002, Wednesday

Cain, Lathan in on 'Out'
 

After setting Denzel Washington and Eva Mendes for the noir drama "Out of Time," MGM and director Carl Franklin have picked Sanaa Lathan and Dean Cain for the other lead roles in a story of extramarital affairs and betrayal.

Scripted by David Collard and produced by Neal Moritz and Jesse B. Franklin, the drama stars Washington as a small-town cop who engages in a torrid affair with a married woman (Lathan). He falls so hard for her that he becomes an accomplice in a crime he's convinced will allow them to run away together.

Peripherally involved is the woman's husband (Cain), a former NFL quarterback who runs with an unsavory crowd, and another cop (Mendes), who is investigating the crime but also is falling for Washington.

Lathan, repped by WMA and Gerson-Saines Management, starred in "Love and Basketball" and recently completed "Brown Sugar" opposite Taye Diggs and Mos Def. She made her stage debut last year in the Shakespeare in the Park production of "Measure for Measure" opposite Billy Crudup.

Best known for TV's "Lois & Clark," Cain is a former pro football player who, after an All-American career as a defensive back for Princeton, played for the Buffalo Bills before an injury during his rookie year led to his transitioning to acting. The W&A-repped Cain  most recently starred in the Greg Berlanti-directed "The Broken Heart Club" and Jerry Zucker-directed "Rat Race."

 


The Hollywood Reporter

Lathan gets 'Time' with Washington for MGM, Franklin
May 22, 2002

Sanaa Lathan will take one of the female leads opposite Denzel Washington in the MGM thriller "Out of Time" for director Carl Franklin. Additionally, Dean Cain is in negotiations to join the cast of the film, which begins shooting next month in Florida with Original Films producing. Written by Dave Collard, "Time" stars Washington as Marty Walsh, a small-town police officer who gets caught in affairs with two women: Detective Alex Cole (Eva Mendes) and his old high school flame Ann Harrison (Lathan). Cain would play Ann's ex-husband Chris Harrison, a former football player and homecoming king back when he, Ann and Marty were in high school. (Zorianna Kit and Chris Gardner) Full story


6 March, 2002

Denzel Washington has joined the ranks of actors receiving monstrous paydays. He will receive $20 million to appear in the thriller Out of Time. The picture reunites Washington with director Carl Frankin, who directed him in Devil in a Blue Dress. He will play a small town sheriff in Florida who suddenly finds himself caught in an awkward situation with two women.

"The tone of this film is lighter than Denzel's last two films, but it is smart, fun and has [blockbuster] potential," said MGM production president Alex Gartner.

Production begins in May with the intention of releasing the film in 2003.

Thanks to Variety.



Hollywood Reporter

Denzel gets $20 mil for next film

By Kit Bowen, Hollywood.com Staff

HOLLYWOOD, March 1, 2002 -- Oscar-nominated Denzel Washington joins the $20 million club, Variety reports.

He'll be bringing home the hefty paycheck when he starts his next project Out of Time, a dark comedy about a small Florida town's police chief who makes a mistake in judgment and has wile his way out of a difficult situation. Of course, two women also complicate his life.


www.upcomingmovies.com/outoftime.html

Out of Time

Release Date: TBA 2003 (according to Variety, MGM is hoping this will be one of their tentpole releases for 2003; a "tentpole" is a film a studio thinks will be so successful that they can schedule an entire season around one or two tentpoles; it's worth noting, or example, that MGM was thinking their early 2002 bombs, Hart's War and Rollerball, were "tentpoles" too; however... Denzel's John Q opened up against Hart's War, with a first week take of $27.3 million, compared to just $10.5 million for the Bruce Willis drama)

Distributor: MGM

Production Companies: Original Films (Cruel Intentions, The Glass House), Berg/Saccani  Entertainment (Untitled House of Horrors Project)

Cast: Denzel Washington, Dean Cain, Sanaa Lathan, Eva Mendes (Ann Cole); other cast not announced yet.

Cast Note: (3/25/02) At one point, Hugh Jackman was in talks to star as the police chief, but had to drop out due to conflicts with the filming of his reprisal as Wolverine in the X-Men sequel. Jackman's departure left room for Washington and Franklin, who worked
 together on Devil in a Blue Dress, to team up again. (3/29/02) Denzel Washington and Eva Mendes also costarred together in 2001's Training Day.

Salary Note: (3/25/02) Washington will be earning $20 million up front for this film, a career high, confirming his place in the upper eschelons of A-list stars. It's important to note that this deal was already signed and done several weeks before Denzel won his Best Actor Oscar.

Director: Carl Franklin (One True Thing, One False Move, Devil in a Blue Dress, 1989's Nowhere to Run; his latest film before this is High Crimes)

Screenwriter: Dave Collard (feature film debut)

Premise: When the police chief (Washington) of a small Florida town "borrows" money from the evidence room so he can run away with a woman (Lathan) he's always been in love with, she quickly betrays him, revealing that she only began having an affair with him as a way to seek revenge... Now, with his reputation and career on the line, an otherwise good cop must resolve his life before he runs... Out of Time. (Mendes plays another woman he's having an affair with, a police detective coworker; Cain plays the husband of Lathan's character, a former professional football quarterback)

Filming: Production is scheduled to start in late May, 2002 in Florida.

Genres: African-American, Crime, Romance, Thriller


From the Boca Beacon:

Quote:

The week of June 14, 2002

Two added to Boca movie cast

Producers of the film Out of Time recently announced the names of two new supporting actors for the movie, slated to be shot in Boca Grande.

Shanaa Lathan, an African-American Broadway and film actress, will play the role of Ann Harrison. In 2001 Lathan received a Best Actress NAACP Image Award for her role in the 2000 drama Love & Basketball.

Dean Cain will play Chris Harrison, Ann Harrison's husband in the film. Cain is best known for his role as Superman/Clark Kent in the 1993 series, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.

Out of Time chronicles the story of a small-town Florida cop named Marty Walsh, played by Denzel Washington, who takes money from the evidence room in order to run away with Ann Harrison (Lathan), a woman he is having an affair with. At the last minute Harrison reveals she was having an affair with Walsh for revenge. This leaves Walsh in a sticky situation which he must rectify before he runs "out of time."

Eva Mendes co-stars as a detective, Alex Cole, who Walsh (Washington) is also having an affair with. Other cast members have yet to be announced.

Carl Franklin, who worked with Washington in the film, Devil in a Blue Dress, directs. The release date for the film is 2003, but MGM is already predicting that Out of Time will be one of their tentpole movies, or major successes, of that year.



Billingsley Runs 'Out Of Time'

July 4, 2002 - 11:33 AM

John Billingsley (Doctor Phlox) will be pulling double duty in the next few months, as he juggles filming episodes of Enterprise with a part in the film 'Out of Time.'

Billingsley has scored a supporting role in the Denzel Washington thriller, according to his official web site. Production started in Florida in May, with Billingsley expected to be involved in filming until September.

Penned by David Collard and directed by Carl Franklin ('High Crimes'), the film stars Academy Award-winner Washington as Marty Walsh, a small town police chief who is double-crossed by his lover. Sanaa Lathan plays the treacherous object of his desire,  while Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman star Dean Cain appears as her husband. It is not currently known which role Billingsley will be playing.

Distributor MGM is reportedly banking on 'Out of Time' being one of their blockbuster films for 2003, with Washington receiving a $20 million paycheck for his role. Franklin previously worked with Washington in 'Devil in a Blue Dress'; he also directed Billingsley in the Ashely Judd (Robin Lefler)/Morgan Freeman-starrer 'High Crimes.'

Billingsley has had to cancel all of his upcoming personal appearances due to the filming schedule. The original report can be found here at JohnBillingsley.net.



http://www.tnmc.org/dp/0123031.shtml
By Jean-Francois Allaire

Timeless

Today, we have a script review of Denzel Washington's next film, Out of Time. To finish our marathon, we'll have one of the most famous unproduced screenplay in Hollywood. It's based upon a popular cartoon show of the sixties...

Out of Time Review

"A dangling from the cliffhanger is what this movie will be. No X-game action stunts necessary here. The quirky plot and its' interestingly positioned characters suffice just nicely. It's shrouded in mystery right from the beginning, and the ending titillates no less. The diabolical, but tranquil mood immediately clues you in to the madness soon to come; but, you just didn't know from what direction. And when the sun finally sets, all hell breaks loose.

If Denzel Washington starring in this film isn't reason enough to at least take a peek at it, the fact that the script practically echoes with intense crime thriller suspense is another reason everyone should just run to the theater when it's released October 3, 2003 (if you're into that sorta thing). Audiences have recently come to see Denzel in morally conflicted roles, so envisioning him as the adulterated police chief he plays in Out of Time isn't a stretch, but still it's something new and a role he'll master quite brilliantly. While I know for sure that the town setting and some characters have changed since my draft dated Feb. '01 (I believe it was originally written for an all white cast), I'm sure that the basic premise of the story is the same. This story makes me wonder just how closely Dave Collard, debut screenwriter, watched Lawrence Kandash's 1980 Body Heat. While not the same, they're pretty similar in an overarching way. Small town Police Chief Marty Walsh is in the corner of a dangerous love triangle headed by his long time crush, Ann Harrison (Sanaa Lathan). The other corner is occupied by Ann's husband and 'once upon a time' high school heartthrob, Chris Harrison (Dean Cain). Marty also has a thing/fling going on with a big city Detective Alex Cole (Eva Mendez) who's described as being able to make 'three times a detective's salary dancing at one of the local gentleman's clubs'. Hmm, you gotta love that. If I've learned one thing from Hollywood, it's this. If the woman is beautiful, she's either a full blown airhead who needs men for help or a rebellious gun toting badass who needs men for sex. Alex is an offshoot of the latter and she's all the more exciting for it... I admit. Things heat up considerably once Alex and her crime dogs come to town. Big city cops always seem to bring in a level of professionalism and investigative curiosity that the small town cops just never seem to get right. In this case, the small town cops' ignorance is out of extreme necessity, and not just because small town people are stupid. Betrayal, deceit, terminal illnesses, murder, and insurance money all enter the picture in a major way. In the end, the seemingly smarter character is outsmarted, and the power of quasi-good triumphs over a vicious ruthless evil. In this case, that's actually not as bland as Hollywood usually makes it.

I tell you now that we've never seen Lathan in a role like this. Even her work in Disappearing Acts doesn't quite measure up to the gravity that Ann Harrison demands. I could see Angela Bassett working this type of role, but still, Lathan will be interesting to see opposite Denzel. Personally, I would've taken the role just to lay claim to two hotties, Washington and Cain, but... no one approached me with the role, so...

Carl Franklin (One True Thing, Devil in a blue Dress, One False Move) is in the director's chair and his versatile directorial experience, namely that with crime thrillers, will undoubtedly be helpful here.

Collard creates a script that screams surprise, namely because of the 'matter of fact' way in which he lays down the plot. By using a couple of events that any logical person would never have a reason to second guess, Collard builds his elements of surprise. There are also a few events that are conveniently solved in a totally unrealistic time frame, but come movie time, who's really counting? About ¼ of the way into the script, he begins to mark each scene title line with an actual time of day. This hyphenates the script stylistically and makes the suspense more real for the reader, but because the tool isn't used from the onset, it's almost overlooked. ANYWAY, I must say, though, that the main, most important, primary, crucial act that gets this whole slippery slope rolling is confidently written off without questioning whether a logical person(s) might really act in the same manner that the character(s) does. What I'm saying is, who wouldn't t pursue legal action if he/she found out that someone had written a one million dollar insurance policy on him/her... and that person isn't Jennifer Lopez (well, in her case it would be one billion)? Let me mildly restate what I'm trying to say. If you worked at a pretty low paying job, and randomly found out a close family member or what have you made a one million dollar insurance policy in the untimely event of your death, would you not think that the person just may have something up his/her sleeve... I don't know, like inducing your untimely death?!? Wouldn't that be reason enough for authorities to start questioning and arresting? Hmm. Well, I'll spoil things a bit and say that no legal action is taken against the person, and things spin out of control from there. Had things been questioned right then, the script would have ended by page 21 or so.

But, of course, these types of movies aren't supposed to operate on that level of logic. Actually, if you just go with the flow, you really can enjoy the movie and that isn't so hard.

I can usually tell a good upcoming movie when the pages of the script glide unconsciously through my fingers, one by one. That happened this time. Come Oct. 3, 2003, I know where I will be. On second thought, considering I'm in Arkansas, I'll probably have to wait a couple of months before Out of Time hits our theaters. Thanks movie studios. Before I go, though, I'll leave you with a coupleof words from the movie...a 'script' trailer if you will.


 

Mise à jour le Samedi, 24 Octobre 2009 14:55