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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 »



(short story 12:01 P.M.), (television story) | 1 more credit »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Denk
Joan Zevo
Detective Cryers
Dr. Thadius Moxley
Dr. Tiberius Scott
Kyle (as Joey Andrews)
Thin Assassin
Ed Crick ...
Ted Fallow
Drew Gehl ...
Night Guard


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 »


PG-13 | See all certifications »




Release Date:

5 July 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

12:01 - A kizökkent idő  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


When the workers come to the facility in the morning (some after 8 am, as the main character was woken up at 7:35 am), the sun is shining and their shadows are to the right. When they leave, and a clock shows it's past 6 pm, their shadows are still on the right. See more »


[Barry and Howard watch Lisa across the lunchroom after Barry's first disastrous attempt to meet her]
Barry Thomas: So, uh, she likes me. A lot. Wouldn't you agree?
Howard Richter: Yeah. I'd say, like, you and a vicious ice cream headache are probably neck and neck.
Barry Thomas: Do I always sound like such an idiot or, or do I just save it for the people I really want to impress?
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Remake of 12:01 PM (1990) See more »


Performed by William Peterkin
Written by Barbara L. Jordan, William Peterkin
Used by permission of Heavy Hitters & Wild About Music
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A cute wonderful little known movie
8 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

12:01 is one of those movies that no one ever heard of but if they see it will remember it forever. In the same vein as Groundhog Day but with a much more interesting plot, 12:01 is the story of someone caught in a time bounce who must live the same day over and over and each day see the woman he secretly adores killed before his eyes. Silverman plays the part beautifully from answering his Mothers pointed questions to his impatience to finally get it right. Helen Slater is also wonderful as the love interest killed each day.

The movie moves quickly through the days and provides all sorts of interesting little moments as Barry Thomas tries to stop the bounce while saving his girl.

A beautiful story acted out by excellent acting and directing. I strongly urge you to find it in a video store or tape it off late night TV if you have the chance. Once you have seen it you wont forget it.

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