Possible to pause playback via actionscript?

I’ve got a few mini movie clips that play on start up of a movie/website, but I want the main body (which is a seperate movie btw) to delay it’s playback and start after 100 frames. The only way I can think of at the moment is to have pretty much, 100 dead frames at the start of the movie and then begin the actual playback from frame 101, but I’m sure there must be a more cleaner, sophistcated way of doing this…

To put it another way. I’m running @20fps and want an independant swf to begin (or perhaps pause) it’s play back for the equivalent of 100 frames, or 5 seconds.

Any suggestions guys?

Please bear in mind, I’m pretty much a complete noob when it comes to programming, but I kinda understand the basics, like event handlers etc.