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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)

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


There was a golden rule. Mike Figgis told the actors to never wear exactly the same outfit every day over the two-week shooting period. This way there could never ever be the possibility of stealing a scene from another day's shoot and cheating it in the edit. See more »


Cameraman reflected on an elevator door as he follows Emma after the therapist sequence. See more »


Evan Wantz: Darren, why do they call it a budget?
Darren: They call it a budget so you don't budge from it.
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Referenced in Film Geek (2005) See more »


Sunset Strip
Written by Mike Figgis & Anthony Marinelli
Performed by Mike Figgis & Anthony Marinelli
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Awesome Effort
23 January 2001 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – 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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