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18 March 2003 (USA) See more »
Forget what you know.
A street hustler who makes all the wrong moves finds himself doing hard time in the penitentiary in this hard-edged drama... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

William Van Noland ... Slim (as William Van Nolan)

Peter Quartaroli ... Paulie
Sam McBride ... Sammytown
Joy Garner ... Gina

James Anthony Cotton ... Kc
Kevon Kane ... RJ

David Fine ... Eddie the Pimp
David Berkson ... Hillbilly

David Cordoni ... Frank
Mario Montes ... Big Mario
David Dyno Rocha ... Mexican Gang Leader

Kelwin Hagen ... Mike

Christian Canterbury ... Johnny Boy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Bolko ... SWAT Officer 7
Jeff Guerrero ... SWT Officer 4

Danton Mew ... SWAT Officer 1
Randall Ng ... SWAT Officer 5
Bob Ngim ... SWAT Officer 2
Matt Pennypacker ... SWAT Officer 6
Bob Quinn ... The Father
Lory-Michael Ringuette ... Prison Guard
Bryan Soo ... SWAT Officer 3
Wolfgang Von Huttick ... Serial Killer

Ron Zeno ... Billie Joe Furlow

Directed by
Sean Wilson 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Larry Loy 
Sean Wilson 

Produced by
Tom Gander .... associate producer
Pete Smith .... associate producer
Sean Wilson .... producer
Original Music by
James Anthony Cotton 
Cinematography by
Greg Burnstein 
Film Editing by
Charlie Archer 
Casting by
Beau Bonneau 
Makeup Department
Lyla Ross .... makeup supervisor
Production Management
James Anthony Cotton .... post-production supervisor
Sound Department
Albert Benichou .... sound editor
Pepe Morales .... sound designer
Camera and Electrical Department
Justin Chin .... key grip
Jeff McRory .... grip
Other crew
Francis Hamada .... weapons wrangler
Vince Sortino .... location crew

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Rated R for drug use, language, some violence and nudity
90 min
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22 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
It's hell in there . . ., 2 April 2003
Author: documan from Los Angeles, CA

Get ready to have your comfortable, cozy little spot in front of your television turned into a sweaty prison cell, because Sean Wilson's semi-autobiographical movie, Down Time, will do just that and more! This docudrama about one man's journey into the hell that is our prison system will twist your gut more than just a little as you watch the hero's descent into the depths of prison grime and despair. This film is so real you can almost smell it!

Director Sean Wilson manages to accomplish this gritty sense of realism through the uncompromising use of realistic elements - starting with an unadulterated story and followed up with real locations of the casting of many ex-cons and gang members throughout the film. Let's face it - there simply aren't a lot of directors out there who have Wilson's combination of film sense and life experience . . . maybe Polanski could have come close if he'd stuck around and done his time! While the film does not have the polished look and feel of some of it's high-budget Hollywood produced counterparts, it makes up for this lack with it's refusal to shrink-wrap the story and scenes into some easily digested product targeted for mass consumption. We all get a birds eye view of the horror, despair, and ennui that make up the daily life of the incarcerated. An added element of empathy is woven in to the story by skillful interlacing of our protagonists memories, comments, and dreams while he `plays the survival game' each day in prison. The glimpse into the daily lives and routines of the incarcerated that Down Time delivers cannot be found elsewhere . . . unless of course you are prison-bound, in which case you might still want to rent or buy this film . . . just to study up a bit. I highly recommend this film not only to those looking for entertainment, but also for those who lack an understanding of the daily lives of those society has chosen to condemn. Check it out!

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