Buying Time is a 1989 crime drama written and directed by Mitchell Gabourie. Two young streetwise gambling thieves find out that a friend of theirs has been brutally murdered. Then the interrogating officer literally blackmails the youths into going undercover, posing as employees at a retirement home so as to help track down the likely suspect who murdered their friend. The two young thieves have also been tasked with uncovering a sophisticated and highly lucrative criminal operation operating within the world of horse racing at the same time. In horse racing clever crooks can win a fortune in just one instant. Can the young thieves find the killer and attempt to dramatically take the illegal operation down along with the help of Detective Novak (played by Dean Stockwell)?