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Downtime (1997)

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Former police psychologist Rob helps to save young Chrissy when she is about to commit suicide by jumping of 21st-story balcony with her 4-year-old son Jake. When he persuades her to go on ... See full summary »

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Rob
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Chrissy
Tom Georgeson ...
Jimmy
David Roper ...
Mike
Denise Bryson ...
Jan
Adam Johnston ...
Jake
David Horsefield ...
Kevin
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Jacko
Birdy Sweeney ...
Pat
Paul Johnson ...
Marcus
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David Case ...
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Johnny
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Former police psychologist Rob helps to save young Chrissy when she is about to commit suicide by jumping of 21st-story balcony with her 4-year-old son Jake. When he persuades her to go on a date, they are trapped with Jake and old Pat in an elevator because a drunken gang crashed into the elevator's engine room. Written by Anonymous

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Next time, take the stairs

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13 February 1998 (UK)  »

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Strange Liverpool-brew...
6 April 1999 | by (Oslo, Norway) – See all my reviews

Paul McGann plays an asthmatic police shrink with a fear of heights (and sore feet) who saves a woman from committing suicide. He then decides to ask her out on a date, but they -and her little son- end up in a collapsing elevator in the woman's apartment building (located in a poor district of Liverpool, where everything looks like something out of an Aki Kaurismäki-film). An odd mix of social comment with echoes of -would you believe- "The Towering Inferno"! In the end we don't really care what happens to any of the characters. All though you might ask yourself why the buildings sick and demented juveniles (who plays a major role in the elevator-incident) suddenly disappear for a major portion of the film.


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