Downtime

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Romance, Thriller
 
IMDB:
4.6
Year:
1997
90 min
5 Views

So if you'll excuse me,

I'll now be escorting our newly

arrived representative...

up to the woman's flat, where we

expect a very speedy resolution

to this whole unfortunate affair.

Thank you.

Excuse me, excuse me.

Come here any time of any day

and this place is dead.

Come here when someone's about

to die and the place wants to party.

What the f*ck's all that noise

out there, man, Jimmy?

There's a huge crowd down here.

There must be a couple of hundred people.

The woman, Chrissy Long, 26...

is understood to have been standing

out there for nearly 2 hours now.

Chrissy! Chrissy!

That's Rosey, man.

You stupid f*cking sod,

that's Rosey!

Jesus Christ! Come on... up!

A constable? You've got

a constable talking to her?

What's he saying, you know,

"Look at all the things you've got

to live for."?

You can't just talk these cases

down like that.

That's why you're here.

Any wonder she wants

to kill herself.

Look at the state of this place.

It's falling apart.

The whole building is condemned...

there's only 10 families left in it.

And that's because they can't find anywhere else to

place them.

Just tell her you love her.

She's only 15... and I don't

love her anyway, man!

Aye, I know, but f*cking

tell her so then...

F*ck her or else you want, man.

She's on holiday though

with her mum and dad,

so I can't tell her, can l?

Rob, look.... I know

you won't wanna do this..

but there is no-one better

at face-to-face.

You're right.

I don't wanna do this!

No.

Mike... employed to build

the Empire State building...

was a tribe of lndians

called the Mohawk

from a small reservation

near Montreal.

Why? Because they have

no fear of heights.

Me? I'm from a small semi

near Whitley bay

and I'm shit scared of them!

'Lads, weren't he f*cking daft

to tell her in the first place, eh?

Jacko, man, she said she didn't mind!

She said I could get off

with anyone I wanted too!

That's right, like, man.

She said she didn't mind, like.

Aye, ask Hammy, he was there!

Give him a break, man, Jacko.

She's only 15, isn't she?

- I told you that!

- I know, yer shite!

Not telling. Well that's like

kind to them, innit?

Just tell her you love her.

You f*cking love it!

She's on holiday

with her mum and dad.

There's people coming in

and going out all the time.

It must be really cold up there

and it looks like it's going to rain.

Hello.

Hi, Jake.

Who the f*ck are you?

It's a bit chilly here, isn't it?

Are you gonna jump?

Ma, don't.

Amazing really isn't it, we're not

better equipped to deal with the cold.

D'you realize, if we lived on the moon

we'd die of frostbite every night.

If we lived on the moon

you could f*ck off now

cos I'd step off here

and float around.

But right now we're on the earth...

and I'm gonna die.

No, no, no, no, no, that's not right,

you're not meant to jump!

I'm only here

because my mate said

that only one in 40 suicide attempts

is actually carried through.

But... she says she's gonna jump!

She... Excuse me,

don't jump while I'm gone.

I can't say right now where or...

or why he's gone.

He's leaving her.

He's just left her.

I can f*cking hear that, man.

I think she's gonna go.

And take the kid.

No, let us through,

she's my friend.

It's all right, it's all right,

I know her.

Mrs Mulcahy, come through.

Wait here, please. Please.

Great, still here?

- You know why?

- Why what? What this time?

Why you'll fall and puree

on the pavement?

Stun me.

- Gravity.

- No shit!

Yup, it's a universal force of

attraction which affects all bodies...

Yeah? Doing f*cking wonders

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