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30 Years to Life (1998)

Nightworld: 30 Years to Life (original title)
In the near future, instead of being sent to prison criminals are aged for the number of years the system feels is adequate to the crime they committed. Vincent Dawson is a 15 year old, ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Tuchner

Writer:

Shawn Thompson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Hays ... Vincent Dawson
Hugh O'Conor ... Vinnie Dawson
Amy Robbins Amy Robbins ... Darla
Mirabelle Kirkland Mirabelle Kirkland ... Gweneth
Christien Anholt ... Derek
Gabrielle Lazure ... Kate
Jana Shelden Jana Shelden ... Norreen
Zoot Lynam Zoot Lynam ... Kyle
Doug Haley ... Ben
Geoffrey Bateman ... Detective Sidney
Vernon Dobtcheff ... Sandor
Michael Shannon ... Graham (as Michael J. Shannon)
Michael Byrne ... Oliver Mather
Josie D'Arby ... Lucy (as Josephine D'Arby)
Kenny Seymour Kenny Seymour ... Manager
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In the near future, instead of being sent to prison criminals are aged for the number of years the system feels is adequate to the crime they committed. Vincent Dawson is a 15 year old, whose late father was a musician who didn't exactly make it and died tragically. Vinnie hopes to be a musician too but his step-father is not very supportive, and when they have a violent argument, his step-father is killed and he is the prime suspect and evidence is found against him. He is sentenced to be aged 30 years. Now, as a 15 year old trapped in a 45 year old body, he sets to prove his innocence and hopefully the procedure could be reversed. Written by Anonymous

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Trivia

Michael Byrne's character "Oliver Mather" is shown on the cover of a newspaper in one scene, and the photo of him is the exact same one as his official photo on the IMDb. See more »

Quotes

Darla: I can't believe that I missed this. You gave me all the signs.
Vincent Dawson: I did?
Darla: Oh yeah, like when you said how long it's been since you'd been with a woman, and how nervous you were in bed lasy night.
Vincent Dawson: You said it was fantastic.
Darla: You're gay.
Vincent Dawson: Wait, what? No!
Darla: It's ok if you are.
Vincent Dawson: No, I'm a kid! Do you understand?
Darla: Oh, so what, is this a commitment thing Vincent?
Vincent Dawson: My name is Vinnie, and you have met me before. 30 years ago, kinda.
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I'm an Adult Now
performed by The Pursuit of Happiness
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This one is better than your average MOW
12 February 2003 | by JoernSee all my reviews

OK, it's a TV movie and that means it was shot on a short schedule (probably less than a month) for a low budget. As a rule that combination results in a film that is something less than memorable. Not so in this case.

"30 Years to Life" is a pretty darned good film that can't be faulted in any way whatsoever. Acting, directing, cutting, writing, story, photography, sound, whatever... all the elements are there. I caught it on the late show and I'll be darned if I don't look for it again. Why? Because I love happy endings.


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Country:

Canada | USA | Luxembourg

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Luxembourg, Luxembourg See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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