Timecode (2000)

R  |   |  Drama  |  28 April 2000 (USA)
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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
Andrew Heckler ...
Auditioning Actor
Renee Fishbine
Daphna Kastner ...
Auditioning Actor
Patrick Kearney ...
Drug House Owner
Elizabeth Low ...
Penny - Evan's Assistant
Bunny Drysdale


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


Four cameras. One take. No edits. Real time. See more »



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:

$93,148 (USA) (28 April 2000)


$945,041 (USA) (9 June 2000)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Actors were responsible for their own costumes, hair, and make-up. See more »


When Rose walks into the bathroom, you can see the cameraman's hand at the bottom left-hand corner of the screen reaching out to hold the door as he follows her. See more »


Darren: Did you look at Tower Records, cause they just re-released ABBA's greatest hits.
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References Three Kings (1999) See more »


Comfort Of Strangers (instrumental)
Written by Mike Figgis & Anthony Marinelli
Performed by Mike Figgis & Anthony Marinelli
Produced by Mike Figgis & Anthony Marinelli
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Interesting...yet not
6 July 2004 | by (Minneapolis, MN, USA) – See all my reviews

Watching the film, it was easy to see that it was a challenge to film. I think it was well directed and coordinated. If only I could get past the fact that the plot line is craptacularly boring. There is really very little memorable about the plot. I mostly entertained myself in the challenge of trying to follow as much of it as possible. It was kind of fun to see a conversation going on in one frame, and seeing that same conversation simultaneously taking place in the background of another frame. Thus I can't imagine wanting to watch it more than once. Good to rent, but not to buy. I made that mistake, but that doesn't mean you have to.

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