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12:01 PM (1990)

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A man is stuck living his life in the same 59 minute time frame. He tries various methods of finding out why, eventually consulting a physicist.


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Complete credited cast:
Jane Alden ...
Don Amendolia ...
Professor Nathan Rosenbluth
John Bachelder ...
Blazer Driver
Rick Ford ...
Jr. Executive #2 (as F. Richards Ford)
Laura Harrington ...
Philip Morton ...
Walking Man #1
Tom Reed ...
Walking Man #2
Myron Castleman
Bill Squier ...
Man in Hat
Ric Stoneback ...
Man on Bench (as Rick Stoneback)
Robert M. Taub ...
Jr. Executive #1
Kirk R. Thatcher ...
Newstand Man (as Kirk Thatcher)
Carol Zarlengo ...
Newstand Woman


A man is stuck living his life in the same 59 minute time frame. He tries various methods of finding out why, eventually consulting a physicist. Written by David Glick <>

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A true tragedy
17 November 2004 | by (Chatham, NY) – See all my reviews

This is a thirty minute film I saw years ago on Showtime. It was part of some kind of short film series hosted by Rob Reiner. This was the best of the three. It involved a man who is doomed to inhabit the same hour over and over. When we first see Myron Castleman he's standing in an intersection. He goes to the park to eat his lunch. He goes back to the office. Then Bam! He's standing in the intersection again. He tries to change things within the hour. But an hour isn't enough time; so he always ends up at that intersection. At some point he realizes that he may be able to do something. At this point everything takes on a frenzied urgency. Myron must race against the clock to find a way out. Kurtwood Smith plays Myron with so much depth and emotion. I can't imagine any one doing a better job. I'm glad I taped this; I've seen it several times. It is a haunting film; a minor classic.

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