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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Richard Lupoff (short story 12:01 P.M.)
Jonathan Heap (television story)
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Release Date:
5 July 1993 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Every day at a minute past midnight the sci-fi adventure begins... again. See more »
Plot:
Barry Thomas is the average office worker. He becomes attracted to Lisa Fredericks who works in the same company... See more » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Ever have one of those days? See more (41 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jonathan Silverman ... Barry Thomas

Helen Slater ... Lisa Fredericks

Nicolas Surovy ... Robert Denk

Robin Bartlett ... Anne Jackson

Jeremy Piven ... Howard Richter

Constance Marie ... Joan Zevo

Glenn Morshower ... Detective Cryers

Martin Landau ... Dr. Thadius Moxley

Paxton Whitehead ... Dr. Tiberius Scott

Cheryl Anderson ... Supervisor

Giuseppe Andrews ... Kyle (as Joey Andrews)

Frank Collison ... Thin Assassin
Ed Crick ... Detective

Jonathan Emerson ... Ted Fallow
Drew Gehl ... Night Guard
Mary Hale ... Anchorwoman

Mark Christopher Lawrence ... Jack Spays

Will Leskin ... Guard on Walkie Talkie
Eric Mansker ... Heavy Assassin

Mark Phelan ... Science Wing Guard
Hosea Sanders ... Newscaster
Ann Shea ... Annette

Lara Steinick ... Woman on Street

Danny Trejo ... Prisoner

Jim Turner ... Unemployed Dad
Ray Victor ... Renaldo, the Flower Vendor

F.X. Vitolo ... Utility Worker
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brian Brigham ... Paper Boy

Directed by
Jack Sholder 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Richard Lupoff (short story 12:01 P.M.)

Jonathan Heap (television story)

Philip Morton (teleplay)

Produced by
Bob Degus .... producer
Sasha Emerson .... executive producer
Jonathan Heap .... producer
Cindy Lovelady .... producer (as Cindy Hornickel)
Sergio Martinez .... associate producer
Jana Sue Memel .... executive producer
Aaron Meyerson .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Peter Rodgers Melnick  (as Peter Melnick)
 
Cinematography by
Anghel Decca 
 
Film Editing by
Michael N. Knue 
 
Casting by
Leslee Dennis 
 
Production Design by
Michael Novotny 
 
Art Direction by
Kristian D. Bast 
 
Set Decoration by
Anthony Stabley 
 
Costume Design by
Cynthia Bergstrom 
 
Makeup Department
Kerry Mendenhall .... hair stylist
Anne P. Turk .... additional makeup artist
 
Production Management
Evan Edelist .... post-production supervisor
Joe Fineman .... executive in charge of post-production
Bruce Golin .... post-production supervisor
Rick Reynolds .... post-production supervisor
Jonathan Sanger .... unit production manager (as J. Sanger)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Adam Druxman .... additional second assistant director
Jeffrey Wetzel .... first assistant director
John Wildermuth .... second assistant director (as John Wildermuth Jr.)
 
Art Department
Sabina C. Alvarez .... art department production assistant
Gene Bishop .... lead person
David S. Bridson .... on-set dresser (as D.S. Bridson)
Erik F. Brown .... additional set dresser
Ashley Davies .... assistant property master
Joseph W. Grafmuller .... swing gang (as Joseph Grafmuller)
Jay Lang .... swing gang art department
Ed Martin II .... swing gang art department
Richard Paul Pond .... swing gang art department
Steven Schalk .... property master
Thom Schillinger .... illustrator
Warren Sewell .... swing gang
João M.F. Stefanon .... assistant art director
Phil Tubach .... swing gang
 
Sound Department
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist
Ricardo Broadus .... sound effects editor
Jim Brookshire .... dialogue editor
Harry Cohen .... sound effects editor
Marc Fishman .... supervising sound editor
Scott Ganary .... sound re-recording mixer
Tim Gedemer .... sound effects editor
Brian Geer .... foley mixer
Vince Nicastro .... foley artist
Linda Perry .... boom operator
Paul Rodriguez .... director of sound services
Tony Sereno .... sound re-recording mixer
Cathie Speakman .... dialogue editor
Ken Teaney .... sound re-recording mixer
Pat Toma .... sound mixer
Jeff Vaughn .... adr mixer
 
Special Effects by
David Domeyer .... special effects assistant
G. Bruno Stempel .... special effects coordinator
 
Stunts
Christine Anne Baur .... stunts (as Christine Baur)
Lance Gilbert .... stunts
Mickey Gilbert .... stunts
Tim Gilbert .... stunt coordinator
Heidi Ho .... stunts
Chuck Hosack .... stunts
Al Jones .... stunts (as Alton Leo Jones)
Robert Keller .... stunts (as Robert Alan Keller)
Ric Roman Waugh .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Nickolas Anderson .... best boy
Jerry Antonetti .... grip
Bonnie Blake .... first assistant camera (as Bonnie S. Blake)
G. Smokey Campbell .... electrician
Roland Cañamar .... electrician
Matthew J. Curry .... additional camera operator
Jeffrey Douglas .... grip
Jess Draper .... second assistant camera
Dejon Ellis .... electrician
David Emmerichs .... Steadicam operator
Wayne I. Eulert .... grip
Bob Gorelick .... camera operator
Jeff Graham .... second assistant camera
Keoki Ho .... camera loader
Bob Ivanjack .... dolly grip
David Luckenbach .... additional camera operator
Andre Martinez .... first assistant camera
Terence M. McGuire .... video assistant
Jeffrey C. Mygatt .... gaffer
John C. Nadeau .... electrician
Mark 'Guns' Navarette .... grip
Alan Parr .... grip (as Al Parr)
Butch Pierson .... first assistant camera
Marc Polanski .... grip
Eugene Rivera .... electrician
Robert A. Saliamonas .... assistant camera
Brett Santucci .... electrician
Edwin Schiernecker .... grip
Scott E. Steele .... additional camera operator
Bruce Swift .... key grip
Andy Sydney .... first assistant camera
J. Wesley Tillman .... electrician
Konstantin von Krusenstiern .... second assistant camera
Doug Weinmann .... grip (as Douglas A. Weinmann)
James D. Wickman .... best boy grip
Peter K. Wilson .... assistant camera
Kimberly Wright .... still photographer
 
Casting Department
Alyssa Weisberg .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lori DeLapp .... costumer (as Lori McClellen)
Janet Sobel .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Edward R. Abroms .... assistant editor
Lynn Hobson .... post-production coordinator
Mato .... color timer
 
Music Department
Carol Sue Humphrey .... music editor
Michael Stone .... music mixer
 
Transportation Department
J. Wesley Adams .... driver (as Wes Adams)
Rod Bearden .... driver
Charley Bob Burnham .... transportation coordinator
Dave Dargie .... driver
Max Delgado .... driver
Frank Gallardo .... driver
Donald B. Martin .... driver: honeywagon
Charles Montgomery .... driver
Nelson O. Noguera .... driver
Corey Pickerill .... driver
Genaro Rodriguez .... driver
Kurt Schmiederer .... driver
William Mark Spencer .... driver
Steve Vaughn .... driver
Daniel R. Suhart .... transportation (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Harriotte H. Aaron .... script supervisor
Jeremy Arnold .... assistant: Jack Sholder
Holly Balbinder .... assistant: Robert Degus
John V. Barrile .... office production assistant
Joseph Bauer .... studio teacher
Joseph L. Beck .... LAPD motor officer
Don Brewton .... police motor officer
Mary Carol Bulger .... production coordinator
Cheryl Cain .... assistant production coordinator
Bradley A. Carlson .... production assistant
Nancy Carradine .... craft service
Jon Davidson .... production accountant
Heather Griffith .... assistant location manager
Heather M. Hart .... contract administrator
John W. Hyde Jr. .... production assistant
Steve Katleman .... production attorney
Guy T. Koepp .... production assistant
Will Leskin .... assistant: Jana Memel
Kelly McCarthy .... production assistant
Michael Mejia .... production assistant
Nelson O. Noguera .... chef
Olivia Patton .... production assistant
Rachel E. Prentiss .... assistant production accountant
Paul Prokop .... production controller
Gary Robinson .... set production assistant
Genaro Rodriguez .... chef
Vicki Rogers .... location manager
Phillip L. Rosen .... production attorney
Tom Sartori .... video mastering
Nina Seligman .... production assistant (as Nina Reneé Seligman)
Charles Simmers .... production assistant
Sonya Thompsen .... contract administrator
Anne Yard .... assistant: Sasha Emerson
Ronald C. Briggs Jr. .... inventory services (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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92 min
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Did You Know?

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 »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Quotes:
[Lisa and Barry hide from the gunmen after one of them shot Howard]
Lisa Fredericks:I'm sorry about your friend, Barry. I know you cared about him.
Barry Thomas:That's funny. He said the same thing to me when you were killed.
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Movie Connections:
Remake of 12:01 PM (1990)See more »
Soundtrack:
BABY DON'T LEAVESee more »

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23 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Ever have one of those days?, 27 November 1999
Author: TVholic from New York

Barry Thomas is having one. The really bad news is it keeps coming back.

Barry starts out as a likable, well-intentioned goofball marking time in a dead-end job. Underutilized, doing his best but going nowhere fast under the heel of the department head from Hell. A lot of people can empathize when he writes on his calendar: "Get new job or die!" Jonathan Silverman does a good job as Barry, making him sympathetic (maybe a little pathetic, as well) and vulnerable, but his unique circumstances eventually bring out a steely determination born of sheer frustration.

Unlike "Groundhog Day," there's a lucid explanation for why this is happening to Barry and the film revolves around how he tries to "get off the hamster wheel," as he puts it. "Groundhog" seems to offer an almost divine explanation, that all would progress once Bill Murray's character got things right. Barry was trapped in a self-perpetuating science experiment gone awry and he knew early on how to get out of it. Too bad it's easier said than done.

Helen Slater basically reprises the role she played six years earlier in "The Secret of My Success." Attractive, driven, young prodigy, brilliant beyond her years, emotionally cold in the beginning, worshiped from afar by a kind, wisecracking young man who eventually wins her heart and turns her into a giggling schoolgirl.

The plotting is intricate and it's fun to watch how each cycle changes even without Barry's direct intervention. Some things, like the coworker getting splashed with hot coffee, seem unavoidable in the grand scheme.

The editing in the home video edition is exceptionally fluid. Unlike most TV-movies available on tape or laserdisc, it's nearly impossible to remember where the commercial breaks were.

Still, if there were one flaw, it would be that Barry should have waited through one more cycle before breaking out. He'd only gone through four or five repetitions; one more wouldn't have been so bad. Getting out when he did left one of the good guys irrevocably dead.

It's interesting to see how many of this cast went on to NBC comedies. Silverman went on to star in two seasons of "The Single Guy." Paxton Whitehead and Robin Bartlett had recurring roles in "Mad About You." And Helen Slater had a guest role as a pyromaniac on "Caroline In the City," finally playing a role other than harmless ingenue.

One possible in-joke. Lisa confides to Barry that her favorite music is from the Carpenters. Coincidence? Or was this story originally called "Yesterday Once More"?

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