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12:01 (1993)

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 »

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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 drunk. Later that night, there is a storm and Barry gets a shock from a lamp's faulty power wire at exactly 12:01 am. The next morning, he realizes that everything is happening exactly as it did the previous day. The next morning the day is repeated again. It is now Barry's job--being the only person alive who is aware of this time loop--to stop the murder of Lisa, and stop the time loop or be caught in time forever. Written by Matt Houser <mhouser@io.org>

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Every day at a minute past midnight the sci-fi adventure begins... again. See more »


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5 July 1993 (USA)  »

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12:01 - A kizökkent idő  »

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When Barry checks the department directory to find Lisa's office number, three of the first four names listed are members of the film's Art Department crew: lead person Gene Bishop, on-set dresser David S. Bridson, and assistant property master Ashley Davies. See more »

Goofs

About 27 minutes into the movie, we see a shot of a newspaper article bearing the headline "TIME BOUNCE THEORY POSSIBLE THREAT", sub-headed "Scientists Predict Experiment Could Cause Time to Repeat". The shot is clear enough that we can clearly read the main article text, which has nothing whatsoever to do with the headers or with anything happening in the movie. The article text simply consists of the following bit of text repeated over and over again: "For a new practice complete a documentary on Los Angeles dance pioneer Lester Horton, one of his former company members is searching for archival footage as well as presenting a dance performance as a fund-raising benefit. As the new times" See more »

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[they awake in bed after having made love in front of the fire]
Barry Thomas: You know, I'm usually not this type of guy.
Lisa Fredericks: I'm supposed to say that. What time is it?
Barry Thomas: Oh my God. It's 12:00.
Lisa Fredericks: No! We've got to do something!
Barry Thomas: There's no time. Quick, tell me what your favorite color is.
Lisa Fredericks: What?
Lisa Fredericks: Just, what's your favorite color?
Lisa Fredericks: Green.
Barry Thomas: [with increasing urgency] Ah, your favorite food!
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FAMILY
Performed by William Peterkin
Written by Barbara L. Jordan, Heavy Hitters and William Peterkin
Used by permission of Heavy Hitters
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High Drama for TV FINALLY on DVD
31 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

I can't really express in writing just how extremely happy I am that 12:01 is finally out on DVD. It's been on my wish list since the DVD format was invented. The only copy I had was on the VHS that I had recorded off the air (with commercials (:(( on FOX-TV in 1993 and watched over and over and over, not unlike Barry's day repeating. As others have noted, the always beautiful Helen (Supergirl) Slater positively glows in this film. In the lead role, Jonathan Silverman excels as the discouraged office worker who witnesses his only real love being murdered in broad daylight, then being given the chance to undo it, while being thwarted at every turn.

As a fan of all time-warp stories, I count this as my favorite. Had it been released in the theater, it would have done very well indeed. It is good for all ages to see the the lengths that the hero of the story goes to in his desperate attempt to save the lady that he loves from afar. Ten stars out of ten and two thumbs up from me.

Run, don't walk, to get this exceptional movie while it's available!


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