D.O.A. (1988)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5

USA, 1988.  Bigelow Productions, Silver Screen Partners III, Touchstone Pictures.  Story and Screenplay by , based on the screenplay by , .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by , .  

Remake of the fifties thriller features the cinematic debut of computer-generated character Max Headroom.  plays a university professor who discovers that someone has poisoned him and he has twenty-four hours before he will die. Deciding not to sit around and wait for death, Quaid enlists the help of a plucky student () and rushes around the city in an effort to find out who it was that did this to him. Directors Annabel Jankel and Rocky Morton fail to bring any exceptional intensity to the story, instead creating a mundane, by-the-numbers thriller that only really comes to life when appears on screen towards the end.

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