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Fall Time (1995)

Three young men decide to plan a mock kidnapping, but everything goes wrong because a real bank robbery was already planned by two other guys.


Paul Warner
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Alden Steve Alden ... Officer Lyle
David Arquette ... David
Stephen Baldwin ... Leon
Jonah Blechman ... Joe
Michael Edelstein ... Bank Manager
Jeff Gardner Jeff Gardner ... Ken
Tom Hull Tom Hull ... Gas Station Attendant
J. Michael Hunter J. Michael Hunter ... Big John
Sammy Kershaw ... Officer Donny
Sheryl Lee ... Patty / Carol
Jason London ... Tim
Richard K. Olsen ... Officer Duane
Amy Parrish ... Sheila
Mickey Rourke ... Florence
John Henry Scott ... Older Farmer


Three young men live in the 50s somewhere in America. They've grown up and and now they plan to do a mock robbery of a bank. But in an other place, Florence plans a real bank robbery. The destination is the same... Written by Kornel Osvart <kornelo@alphanet.hu>

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Wrong People, Wrong Place, Wrong Time. See more »


Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for scenes of brutality and violence, strong language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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Fall Time was shot in Wilmington, NC and Burgaw, NC. See more »


When Leon takes David and Joe back to their "fort" you can see a boom Mic on the top left portion of the screen right before he tosses the rope up and over a ceiling rafter. See more »


Tim: What if something goes wrong?
Florence: Things don't go wrong, man - they just go.
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References Peter Pan (1953) See more »


Written & Performed by Tyler Bates & Paul Gutierrez
Engineered & mixed by Tyler Bates
Tyler Bates Music Inc./BMI
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Good Obscure Thriller About Lost Innocence
4 September 2003 | by darko2525See all my reviews

Rebellious post-high school buddies Tim (Jason London), Dave (David Arquette), and Joe (Jonah Blechman) are in the middle of their last summer together. Tim is off to college in the fall, and wherever the other two wind up, it will not be in the same place he will be. So the three of them, the bored threesome decide to pull of their most elaborate prank of all time. The plan is simple. Tim, all decked out in a nice suit that makes him slightly more than conspicuous in a small town like Caledonia, Wisconsin, will stand on a street corner near the bank, while the other two pull up fast in their black Buick (stolen from Dave's cruel father) and pretend, with blanks, to gun him down in the street, toss him into the trunk and speed away. After this reports about the Buick will be all over the news, and Dave's father will have a heavy dose of explaining to do. But while they plan the lark, ex-cons Florence (Mickey Rourke), and Leon (Stephen Baldwin) are planning to rob the very same bank. When the boys mistakenly abduct Leon (who is dressed in a suit similar to Tim's), and in effect, foil the crime, the stronger Florence immediately hunts down the suspicious Tim, and strong-arms him into assisting in the heist without Leon. Leon, meanwhile, once out of the trunk, easily detains Dave and Joe, and begins a paranoid investigation of their true motives before forcing Dave to reel off a conspiracy tale about himself and Florence, exactly what the very edgy Leon wants to hear. Leon, who is shown through his homosexual relationship with Florence (which began while the two served time) as being subservient and pliant, explodes when given the opportunity to call the shots for the two young boys, and becomes unhinged to the tune of torturous interrogation scenes that are almost too emotionally painful to watch. What follows is a violent, icy depiction of loss of innocence in the Eisenhower America, which ends the only way it can, with bodies on the floor. Though the film, made in 1995, was denied a theatrical release by co-stars bickering over billing, director Paul Warner spins a tightly wound tale of a adolescent joy-ride that goes awfully wrong. And perhaps the most interesting spin on the script is the parallel between the subservient relationship of Leon to Florence to the hero-worship Joe holds for Dave, and even paralleling Leon's treatment of the boys with the relationship of Dave to his father. This amounts to a perverse little twist of script that Freudians would love, where the two criminals do serve to provide a sort of perverse fathering of the children. The young cast is outstanding, exuding the requisite disbelief and innocence we expect from these boys. A particular standout is Arquette, who I previously did not feel could act his way out of a paper bag. Mickey Rourke is absolutely chilling as Florence, and Baldwin gives perhaps even a better performance than he did in The Usual Suspects, an absolutely brilliant turn as the explosive Leon. In all, Fall Time is a very good movie that snuck through the cracks, and is well worth a look if you can find a copy.

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Release Date:

13 May 1995 (South Korea) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Wilmington, North Carolina, USA See more »


Box Office


$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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