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At some point in the movie In Time, the main character Will Salas and the daughter of powerful businessman Weis decide to rob banks belonging to her father. The first robbery just shows the two protagonists crashing an armored bank vehicle into the glass wall of a bank in the "ghetto zone", and then taking with them time capsules from the safe. How did they get that vehicle?

If robbing banks is so easy, why did nobody try it before? In an area where people die in the street when their time counter reaches zero, you'd think they'd have high incentives to rob such an easy target.

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This has been viewed numerous times and no one has attempted to offer a differing viewpoint. I think that it might be safe to mark my response as the answer unless you were looking for more. –  dmcgill50 Nov 11 '13 at 23:06
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I think that a conclusion can easily be drawn between that movie scene and slavery in the South before the Civil War. The simple answer is that they were quite frankly unaware that something like that could even be done. Slaves believed that they were unable to fight back and so most of the time did not. They were afraid of the powers that existed to hold them in their chains. I could go on and on, but this is the essential idea behind the scene you are discussing. For reference, I include an article on slavery in the South before the Civil War.

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You mean it wasn't just because the citizens didn't have the proper skull structure to even consider robbing a time bank? ;-) –  Napoleon Wilson Nov 6 '13 at 16:17
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