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12:01 (1993)

TV Movie  |  PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  5 July 1993 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Robert Denk
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Anne Jackson
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Howard Richter
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Detective Cryers
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Dr. Thadius Moxley
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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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Gestern noch ermordet. Heute schon verliebt. (Yesterday still murdered. Today already in love.) (Germany 1993) See more »


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5 July 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

12:01 - A kizökkent idő  »

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Trivia

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 »

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During the chase, the skid marks from a previous take are visible on the pavement in the foreground. See more »

Quotes

[Lisa and Barry are just meeting, and he is badly fumbling the conversation]
Lisa Fredericks: [amused] Where are you usually locked up?
Barry Thomas: Oh, I'm just an experiment gone horribly awry in the Personnel Department.
Lisa Fredericks: I see. I'm Lisa Fredericks.
Barry Thomas: I'm Barry Thomas.
Lisa Fredericks: [not sure how to take him] What is it that you do?
Barry Thomas: Oh, nothing. I just sort of boost morale in between threats of being fired.
Lisa Fredericks: Ah. Well, you seem to have a mind. That doesn't usually fit in this system. Nice to meet you.
[She turns away dismissively]
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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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GroundWHAT Day???
10 January 2007 | by (Memphis, TN, USA) – See all my reviews

Don't let the premise fool you into thinking this is a rehash of Bill Murray's movie - this is a GREAT little story unto itself. It's closer to Office Space & Back to the Future than to Groundhog Day.

With a well-constructed plot & engaging characters, you can ignore the obvious writing & cinematography constraints of working on a TV budget. Watch for the pearls: Jeremy Piven & Marin Landau will sneak through with their organic performances if you're not paying attention. But everyone from the office dominatrix to the wiry assassin are well-developed; I even felt like "Mom" was part of the cast! So what IS the story about? A hard-working downtrodden everyday guy with a little tardiness problem. On the day that he FINALLY works up enough nerve to talk to the office cutie that he's had a crush on for longer than his mother can stand, she gets killed. And he has to watch it happen. ...again. And if he doesn't figure out what to say & do, he'll have to keep watching it. But the key is to figure out who ELSE is watching her, and why his interest in her has caused our hero to wake up Tuesday after Tuesday after Tuesday...

12:01 is definitely worth watching again, and again, and again, and...


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