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Dead on Time (1983 film)

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Genre  Comedy
7/10 IMDb

Director    Lyndall Hobbs
Dead on Time (1983 film) movie poster
Writer  Rowan Atkinson, Richard Curtis
Cast  Rowan Atkinson (Bernard Fripp), Greta Scacchi (Pretty Girl), Joyce Grant (Lady in Cafe)
Similar movies  Pleasure at Her Majestys (1976)

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Dead on Time is a 1983 British short film directed by Lyndall Hobbs and written by Richard Curtis and Rowan Atkinson.


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The film is a comedy which tells the story of Bernard Fripp (Rowan Atkinson) a man who, on attending a routine check-up, is diagnosed by his doctor (Nigel Hawthorne) as having a rare disease leaving him only 30 minutes to live.

By the time he leaves the surgery, he only has 24 minutes left, in which he attempts to live life to the full; taking out his life savings, trying to make peace with God (via a vicar played by (Jim Broadbent)), attempting to learn about the significance of the Mona Lisa, reading the back cover of War and Peace to find out what happens in it, listening to Albinioni's Adagio in G minor and looking for true love.


The featurette was shot in early 1982, at the same time Atkinson wrapped up taping Not The Nine O'Clock News and began working on The Black Adder, premièring later that year and getting a wide theatrical release in February 1983. The meek, socially awkward Bernard is a reworking of an earlier Atkinson character, Robert Box, who appeared on the 1979 special Canned Laughter, which shares a gag regarding the main character tripping over a "Please Help the Blind" sign. Both Fripp and Box have been cited to be prototypes for Mr. Bean.


  • Rowan Atkinson as Bernard Fripp
  • Peter Bull as Old Man in Waiting Room
  • Jo Kendall as Nurse
  • Nigel Hawthorne as Doctor
  • Nell Campbell as Female Teller
  • Joshua White as Bank Customer
  • Hugh Thomas as Teller
  • Alex Norton as Foreigner
  • Christopher Biggins as Bigot
  • Rupert Everett as Bank Customer / Blind Man
  • Adrian Edmondson as Fool (credited as Ade Edmonton)
  • Robin Bailey as Intelligent Man
  • Tim McInnerny as Customer
  • Jim Broadbent as Priest
  • Greta Scacchi as Pretty Girl
  • Nigel Planer as Boring Friend
  • Gorden Kaye as Moonie
  • Leslie Ash as Girl in Café
  • Richard Curtis as Customer in Café
  • The film features a large number of cameo parts for actors and actresses, often from the alternative comedy circuit, who would later star in their own comedy series, including Leslie Ash, Adrian Edmondson, Tim McInnerny and Nigel Planer. Richard Curtis makes a brief appearance as an angry café customer.


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