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Downtime (1997)

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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Bharat Nalluri

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Caspar Berry
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Cast

Credited cast:
Paul McGann ... Rob
Susan Lynch ... Chrissy
Tom Georgeson Tom Georgeson ... Jimmy
David Roper David Roper ... Mike
Denise Bryson Denise Bryson ... Jan
Adam Johnston Adam Johnston ... Jake
David Horsefield David Horsefield ... Kevin
Stephen Graham ... Jacko
Birdy Sweeney Birdy Sweeney ... Pat
Paul Johnson Paul Johnson ... Marcus
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Neil Armstrong Neil Armstrong ... Jones
Hywel Berry ... Paul
David Case David Case ... Sam
Craig Conway ... Hammy
Daniel Lake Daniel Lake ... 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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English

Release Date:

13 February 1998 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Miedzy zyciem a smiercia See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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The film was set in a tower block in Newcastle upon Tyne and was scheduled to be filmed there but a finance deal and full assistance caused the unit to move filming to Liverpool. See more »

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This film stinks - but who is to blame?
10 January 2001 | by stevesw9See all my reviews

This movie fascinated me for reasons other reviewers have mentioned. How on earth was such a camel created? DownTime was funded independently and mainly by (UK TV's) Channel 4 who are developing a fine tradition in backing wonderful films. Ken Loach meets Towering Inferno? Well you may not agree with Ken Loach's politics (I do) but he has a coherent world view. "Social comment"? What social comment? Poor caretakers are to blame? Just to locate a movie in a working class area of NEWCASTLE (not Liverpool!) means nothing. In such settings, unless writers suggest hope or an alternative then inferred conclusions are likely to be reactionary: the poor are to blame for their own misery, working-class youth are demons who must be crushed (as Jack Straw agrees). The suggestion that Susan can do well for herself by dating middle-class Rob is repulsive. I personally thought Susan Lynch acted better than Paul McGann - but who cares? I thought McCann stunk. OK he got dealt a bad hand: the script is so poor. However, I do not put this down to his character being a "ditz" - so what! This is when ACTING is called for. The weird thing is that the script occasionally suggests that the writer might have come into contact with humans. That's what is so perplexing about this film: the occasional suggestion that something better could have been created. I can only explain this movie as a cowardly retreat in face of criticism from the philistine right-wing on what films are funded. Happy to discuss ...


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