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Dead on Time (1983)

Bernard Fripp is told he has around thirty minutes to live. In a confused state, Fripp sets out to discover the best way to spend his dying moments.

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Lyndall Hobbs
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rowan Atkinson ... Bernard Fripp
Peter Bull ... Old Man in Waiting Room
Jo Kendall ... Nurse
Nigel Hawthorne ... Doctor
Nell Campbell ... Female Teller
Joshua White Joshua White ... Bank Customer
Hugh Thomas Hugh Thomas ... Teller
Alex Norton ... Foreigner
Christopher Biggins ... Bigot
Rupert Everett ... Bank Customer / Blind Man
Adrian Edmondson ... Fool (as Ade Edmonton)
Robin Bailey Robin Bailey ... Intelligent Man
Perry Benson Perry Benson ... Poster Shop Assistant
Onoene Williams Onoene Williams ... Bookshop Assistant
Jo Lloyd Jo Lloyd ... 2nd Bookshop Assistant
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Bernard Fripp is told he has around thirty minutes to live. In a confused state, Fripp sets out to discover the best way to spend his dying moments.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1983 (UK) See more »

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Mono

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Color
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What Would You Do With Your Last 30 Minutes?
11 August 2018 | by SendiTolverSee all my reviews

'Dead on Time' is short comedy starring Rowan Atkinson as Bernard Fripp, a man whose doctor tells him that he has barely 30 minutes to live. The premise is not so original (as it is hardly in any other case), but such material could offer many amusing moments, and that is what 'Dead on Time' does, but unfortunately not too much. It is not badly written 30 minutes of comedy, but one expects much more from writers such as Richard Curtis and Rowan Atkinson himself. It was nice to see how some of Atkinson's comedic trademarks already there.

Still, as a huge Atkinson's fan, I found these thirty minutes quite enjoyable and not a time wasted. If these would have been my last 30 minutes, then using them to watch this film, wouldn't be that much of a waste.


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