Short Time

Short Time

Infobox Film
name = Short Time

image_size = 200px
caption = Promotional movie poster for the film
director = Gregg Champion
producer = Michael Borofsky
Bruce McNall
Joe Wizan
writer = John Blumenthal
Michael Berry
starring = Dabney Coleman
Matt Frewer
Teri Garr
music = Ira Newborn
cinematography = John J. Connor
editing = Frank Morriss
Michael Ripps
distributor = Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
released = flagicon|US May 4, 1990
flagicon|Australia May 9, 1991
flagicon|Netherlands February 21, 1992
runtime = 97 min.
country = U.S.A.
language = English
amg_id = 1:44497
imdb_id = 0100604

"Short Time" is a 1990 comedy movie by Gregg Champion and starring Dabney Coleman, Matt Frewer and Teri Garr.


Seattle detective Burt Simpson (Coleman) is mistakenly told he has two weeks to live due to a medical mix-up after a routine checkup. He finds out that his family will not be entitled to his retirement fund if he dies of natural causes; they can only get benefits if he is killed in the line of duty. For the remainder of the movie, he takes greater and greater risks in the hopes that a suspect ends up killing him.

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