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In a retro-future when the aging gene has been switched off, people must pay to stay alive; though everybody stops aging at 25, stamped on their arm is a clock showing how long they have left to live. To avoid overpopulation, time has become the currency and the way people pay for luxuries and necessities. The rich can live forever, while the rest try to negotiate for their immortality. A poor young man is accused of murder when he receives a fortune of time from a dead upper class man, and is forced to go on the run from an FBI-like police force known as the Timekeepers. The poor also live in fear of the Minute Men, a ruthless gang that robs people of all their time, killing them.

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In a retro-future when the aging gene has been switched off, people must pay to stay alive; though everybody stops aging at 25, stamped on their arm is a clock showing how long they have left to live.live, a year, which starts ticking the instant they reach 25 years of age. To avoid overpopulation, time has become the currency and the way people pay for luxuries and necessities. The rich can live forever, while the rest try to negotiate for their immortality. A poor young man is accused of murder when he receives a fortune of time from a dead upper class man, and is forced to go on the run from an FBI-like police force known as the Timekeepers. The poor also live in fear of the Minute Men, a ruthless gang that robs people of all their time, killing them.


In a retro-future when the aging gene has been switched off, people must pay to stay alive; though everybody stops aging at 25, stamped on their arm is a clock showing how long they have left to live. To avoid overpopulation, time has become the currency and the way people pay for luxuries and necessities. The rich can live forever, while the rest try to negotiate for their immortality. A poor young man is accused of murder when he receives a fortune of time from a dead upper class man, and is forced to go on the run from an FBI-like police force known as the 'Timekeepers'. The poor also live in fear of the 'Minute Men', a ruthless gang that robs people of all their time, killing them.

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In a retro-future when the aging gene has been switched off, people must pay to stay alive; though everybody stops aging at 25, stamped on their arm is a clock showing how long they have left to live. To avoid overpopulation, time has become the currency and the way people pay for luxuries and necessities. The rich can live forever, while the rest try to negotiate for their immortality. A poor young man is accused of murder when he receives a fortune of time from a dead upper class man, and is forced to go on the run from an FBI-like police force known as the 'Timekeepers'. Timekeepers. The poor also live in fear of the 'Minute Men', Minute Men, a ruthless gang that robs people of all their time, killing them.


A 2011 Sci-Fi Action/Adventure film by Creator/AndrewNiccol starring Music/JustinTimberlake, Creator/AmandaSeyfried, Creator/CillianMurphy, Vincent Kartheiser, and Creator/OliviaWilde.

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A 2011 Sci-Fi Action/Adventure film by Creator/AndrewNiccol starring Music/JustinTimberlake, Creator/AmandaSeyfried, Creator/CillianMurphy, Vincent Kartheiser, Creator/VincentKartheiser, and Creator/OliviaWilde.


* ConspicuousCG: The car rolling down the hill.


* SpoiledSweet: Sylvia, but only to a certain extent because she isn't the most saintly person around. Still, even though she is the daughter of the richest man in their world and is able to get anything she wants, she doesn't seem to be particularly spoiled or demanding even when reduced to poverty in the ghetto.


* ArtisticLicenseBiology:
** The idea that you can commoditize lifespan is pure fantasy; aging is not caused by an "aging gene," but rather through a number of factors. Damage is sustained to DNA due to repeated splitting and copying necessary for cellular division, the skin becomes thinner and wrinkled with age mainly due to exposure to ultraviolet radiation, joints wearing out simply due to use over time, and so on.

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* ArtisticLicenseBiology:
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ArtisticLicenseBiology: The idea that you can commoditize commodify lifespan is pure fantasy; aging is not caused by an "aging gene," but rather through a number of factors. Damage is sustained to DNA due to repeated splitting and copying necessary for cellular division, the skin becomes thinner and wrinkled with age mainly due to exposure to ultraviolet radiation, joints wearing out simply due to use over time, and so on.


* OneHeadTaller: Bordering on HugeGuyTinyGirl. Creator/AmandaSeyfried (Sylvia) is ''so'' much shorter than Music/JustinTimberlake (Will) she has to wear extremely high heels in every scene to keep them in shot together.

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* OneHeadTaller: Bordering on HugeGuyTinyGirl. Creator/AmandaSeyfried (Sylvia) is ''so'' much shorter than Music/JustinTimberlake (Will) [[note]](He is 26 cm / just over ten inches taller)[[/note]] that she has to wear extremely high heels in almost every scene just to keep them in shot together.


* ScullyBox: Sylvia's sky high purple heels.


* {{Foreshadowing}}: One of Leon's goons remarks to him that he's cutting his time refill very close about half-way through the movie.
** During the chase, Leon is shown to be capable of making risks that none of his fellow Timekeepers are capable of doing such as jumping out of windows.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}:
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One of Leon's goons remarks to him that he's cutting his time refill very close about half-way through the movie.
** During the chase, Leon is shown to be capable of making willing to take risks that none of his fellow Timekeepers are capable of doing will, such as jumping out of windows.



** Asides from his team of incredibly ineffectual bodyguards, Phillipe Weis has very little security protecting his fortune, though this is possibly due to complacency from living in a Utopian timezone. Less forgivable are his banks and lending shops, who leave the vault open during business hours, apparently have no security guards, and have nothing in place to stop a simple ram-raid, even in the rougher areas.

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** Asides Aside from his team of incredibly ineffectual bodyguards, Phillipe Weis has very little security protecting his fortune, though this is possibly due to complacency from living in a Utopian timezone. Less forgivable are his banks and lending shops, who leave the vault open during business hours, apparently have no security guards, and have nothing in place to stop a simple ram-raid, even in the rougher areas.



* ModernStasis: The movie is set in 2069, but aside from advances in genetic engineering, which started the whole thing, progress seems to have ground to a halt. In fact, Dayton seems to have less technology than current times. People rely on payphones, for example. Justified, as many modern conveniences would probably make time earning easier...and that defeats the purpose of the system currently in place.
** Though we only see them in Dayton, where people probably have more urgent things to spend their sparse time on than mobile phones.

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* ModernStasis: The movie is set in 2069, but aside from advances in genetic engineering, which started the whole thing, progress seems to have ground to a halt. In fact, Dayton seems to have less technology than current times. People rely on payphones, for example. Justified, as many modern conveniences would probably make time earning easier...and that defeats the purpose of the system currently in place.
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place. Though we only see them in Dayton, where people probably have more urgent things to spend their sparse time on than mobile phones.



* OhCrap: The default reaction of anyone who is almost out of time, except [[NervesOfSteel Will]].

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* OhCrap: OhCrap:
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The default reaction of anyone who is almost out of time, except [[NervesOfSteel Will]].



** It's not unreasonable that Will was flirting with suicide at that point in the film.



* ProperlyParanoid: Philippe Weis.

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* %%* ProperlyParanoid: Philippe Weis.



* PyrrhicVillainy: Fortis tries to shake down a guy for his time, but Will's Robin Hood antics have given him enough of a surplus to buy a gun. Since he can't strongarm the guy, Fortis just shoots in a moment of anger, thus killing him and rendering his surplus time unobtainable.

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* PyrrhicVillainy: Fortis tries to shake down a guy for his time, but Will's Robin Hood antics have given him enough of a surplus to buy a gun. Since he can't strongarm the guy, Fortis just shoots him in a moment of anger, thus killing him and rendering his surplus time unobtainable.



-->'''Female Timekeeper''': What do we do, sir?
-->'''Jaeger''': Go home.

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-->'''Female Timekeeper''': What do we do, sir?
-->'''Jaeger''':
sir?\\
'''Jaeger''':
Go home.


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* YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe: Will has this reaction when Leon simply will not quit chasing him, being willing to jump out a window his partners wouldn't and continuing to pursue after being shot at repeatedly.


* ModernStasis: The movie is set in 2069, but aside from advances in genetic engineering, which started the whole thing, progress seems to have ground to a halt. In fact, Dayton seems to have less technology than current times. People rely on payphones, for example.

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* ModernStasis: The movie is set in 2069, but aside from advances in genetic engineering, which started the whole thing, progress seems to have ground to a halt. In fact, Dayton seems to have less technology than current times. People rely on payphones, for example. Justified, as many modern conveniences would probably make time earning easier...and that defeats the purpose of the system currently in place.

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** During the chase, Leon is shown to be capable of making risks that none of his fellow Timekeepers are capable of doing such as jumping out of windows.


* AlasPoorVillain: Raymond Leon. Once serene music plays out in five seconds before timing out, you can't help but feel bad for him.

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* AlasPoorVillain: Raymond Leon. Once serene music plays out in five seconds before timing he times out, you can't help but feel bad for him.


* AlasPoorVillain: Raymond. Once serene music plays out in five seconds before timing out, you can't help but feel bad for him.

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* AlasPoorVillain: Raymond.Raymond Leon. Once serene music plays out in five seconds before timing out, you can't help but feel bad for him.

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* AlasPoorVillain: Raymond. Once serene music plays out in five seconds before timing out, you can't help but feel bad for him.

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-->'''Female Timekeeper''': What do we do, sir?
-->'''Jaeger''': Go home.

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