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Timecode (2000)

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Four frames of simultaneous action that alternately follow a smitten lesbian lover as she obsesses over her partner's dalliances and the tense goings-on of a Hollywood film production company.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Onyx Richardson
Victoria Cohen
Lester Moore
Sikh Nurse
Auditioning Actor
Renee Fishbine
Daphna Kastner ...
Auditioning Actor
Patrick Kearney ...
Drug House Owner
Elizabeth Low ...
Penny - Evan's Assistant


The primary story with this movie is that it is shown in four simultaneously filmed ninety-three minute single shot takes (in other words, shown in four quadrants), with the actual plot secondary. The four cameras follow the players involved, with two or more of the four cameras sometimes filming the exact same scene from different angles and thus different perspectives. The audio on each of the four quadrants is turned up and down based on which quadrant(s) the viewer should pay most attention to at any given time. The actual plot, which takes place in Hollywood, involves the pre-production by Red Mullet Productions for the movie "Bitch from Louisiana". The production team is in an executive meeting to discuss several aspects of the movie, including problems with one of their own, Alex Green, who has been missing in action from much of the production and this meeting. Alex's problems stem from his substance abuse and philandering, his wife Emma who is contemplating leaving him, of ... Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


You are looking at a movie screen split into four parts. You will see a tale of sex and power, captured by four different cameras. You will witness a story told in real time, without any edits. You will experience the first movie ever told in four dimensions. See more »


Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for drug use, sexuality, language and a scene of violence | See all certifications »




Release Date:

28 April 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Time Code  »


Box Office


$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$93,148, 30 April 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$945,041, 11 June 2000
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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MPAA Certificate # 37352. See more »


When Laura is standing outside the offices during the first earthquake, she calls out "Salma!" instead of the character's name, "Rose". See more »


Rose: I've been looking for somebody all my life who would discover me.
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Spoofed in My Big Fat Independent Movie (2005) See more »


Written by Ben Watt and Tracey Thorn
Performed by Everything But The Girl
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products/Virgin Records Limited
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Awesome Effort
23 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

A fantastic effort that narrowly missed out on being brilliant. I loved what this movie tried to do, although ultimately it became a little boring. I love real time movies, and I love long takes, in this case the whole movie. With a stronger plot and script for the actors to work with, this style could succeed. The one thing I noticed at the end of the movie was how draining it was trying to follow every conversation on each of the four screens.

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