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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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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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Romance | Thriller

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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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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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It was probably lots cheaper than 'Speed'...
10 January 2001 | by walter_gibsonSee all my reviews

This is an underrated, decent little thriller. It probably cost peanuts compared to 'Speed', and the Elevator bit in this film was just as exciting as any I've ever seen.

Paul McGann isn't exactly an action hero type. He's just a bit too nice to be an action hero. But how many British actors match up to someone like Bruce Willis, so I guess he was as good a choice as any. I think it was a good thing that he was a sensitive, slightly wimpy with the asthma, and afraid of heights, because this made him a much better Romantic Hero. He, boyishly attempting to ask Susan Lynch out, and she swearing at him, was funny and sweet.

The film ending without solving any of the problems of the residents of the building (I mean that mean kid was never punished), but ending with Chrissy agreeing to go out with Rob, seems to imply that this was just a Romantic comedy all along.


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