7.8/10
1,026
23 user 2 critic

12:01 PM (1990)

| Sci-Fi, Short
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.

Director:

Reviews
Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

12:01 (TV Movie 1993)
Comedy | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Barry Thomas is the average office worker. He becomes attracted to Lisa Fredericks who works in the same company. After work, Barry witnesses the murder of Lisa and goes to a bar to get ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Sholder
Stars: Helen Slater, Jonathan Silverman, Nicolas Surovy
Paradox (2006)
Short | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Two men are stranded at the bottom of a well. One, with a serious injury to his head, thinks his has fallen in is own back garden in present-day Britain. But the other tells him they are really prisoners in a medieval dungeon. Who is right, and where are they really?

Director: Jeremy Haccoun
Stars: Simon McLinden, George Tardios, Martin Wimbush
Stealing Time (2011)
Short | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

When a down-on-his-luck inventor builds a time machine to change the past, he unwittingly sets off a disastrous chain of events.

Director: Alex Calleros
Stars: Mikie Beatty, Dan Beckner, Adele Watkin
Retroactive (1997)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A psychiatrist makes multiple trips through time to save a woman that was murdered by her brutal husband.

Director: Louis Morneau
Stars: Jim Belushi, Kylie Travis, Shannon Whirry
Short | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

James is all too eager to put his one-minute time machine to use in winning the heart of Regina, until he discovers the unexpected consequences of his actions.

Director: Devon Avery
Stars: Brian Dietzen, Erinn Hayes
Short | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Alone in an office, a man is taking part in a strange online quiz, to find out how he will die.

Director: Damian Mc Carthy
Stars: Fintan Collins
Short | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A sleep-deprived office worker photocopies a "Black Hole" late one night. Suddenly, the possibilities seem endless. Will greed get the better of him?

Directors: Philip Sansom, Olly Williams
Stars: Napoleon Ryan
Prospect (2014)
Short | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Prospect is the unusual coming-of-age story of a teenage girl on a toxic alien planet. She and her father hunt for precious materials aiming to strike it rich. When the father is attacked by a roving bandit, the daughter must take control.

Directors: Christopher Caldwell, Zeek Earl
Stars: Thomas Castle, Tony Doupe, Callie Harlow
Mouse-X (2014)
Short | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Mouse-X is a mystery/sci-fi story about Anderson, a man who wakes in a building with no idea where he is or how he got there, before slowly discovering that in each of the rooms around him ... See full summary »

Director: Justin Tagg
Stars: Julian Nicholson
Repeaters (2010)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A gritty mind-bending thriller about three twenty-somethings who find themselves in an impossible time labyrinth, where each day they awaken to the same terrifying day as the preceding one.

Director: Carl Bessai
Stars: Dustin Milligan, Amanda Crew, Richard de Klerk
Short | Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Jimbo is 13 and can think of only one girl -- Sarah Jane. And no matter what stands in his way-bullies, violence, chaos, or zombies-nothing will stop him from finding a way into her world.

Director: Spencer Susser
Stars: Brad Ashby, Mia Wasikowska, Vladimir Matovic
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jane Alden ...
Stephanie
...
Professor Nathan Rosenbluth
John Bachelder ...
Blazer Driver
...
Dolores
Philip Morton ...
Walking Man #1
...
Bum
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
...
Jr. Executive #2 (as F. Richards Ford)
Kirk R. Thatcher ...
Newstand Man (as Kirk Thatcher)
Caroline Sposto ...
Newstand Woman (as Carol Zarlengo)
Edit

Storyline

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 <dglick@sedona.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Sci-Fi | Short

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Also Known As:

12:01 дня  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The firm that Myron Castleman works for is Glamdring and Glamdring. "Glamdring" is the name of the sword that Gandalf used in the War of the Ring in J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings." See more »

Goofs

The phone cord is severely knotted the first morning at elbow-height, even after being stretched fully around the corner. But the second morning, it's perfectly coiled. See more »

Connections

Remade as 12:01 (1993) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Great Sci-Fi
30 March 2002 | by (Portland, Orygun) – See all my reviews

This is a great science fiction short story in the vein of Harlan Ellison, Ray Bradbury, and Spider Robinson, with the science integrated in the storyline, and not in advanced technology.

Kurtwood Smith is excellent as a man caught in a 59 minute time loop. He slowly realizes what's going on, and tries to figure out how to stop it. Many have tried to equate this with Groundhog Day (another excellent film), but this story is much darker, where Smith is in a more dire situation as his character frantically tries to find a physicist who might be able to help. Can he escape?


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page