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Timecode -- 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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Director:
Writer:
Mike Figgis (story)
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Release Date:
28 April 2000 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Four cameras. One take. No edits. Real time. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
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A daring, original piece of cinema See more (140 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Xander Berkeley ... Evan Wantz

Golden Brooks ... Onyx Richardson

Saffron Burrows ... Emma

Viveka Davis ... Victoria Cohen

Richard Edson ... Lester Moore

Aimee Graham ... Sikh Nurse

Salma Hayek ... Rose

Glenne Headly ... Therapist
Andrew Heckler ... Auditioning Actor

Holly Hunter ... Executive

Danny Huston ... Randy
Daphna Kastner ... Auditioning Actor
Patrick Kearney ... Drug House Owner
Elizabeth Low ... Penny - Evan's Assistant

Kyle MacLachlan ... Bunny Drysdale

Mía Maestro ... Ana Pauls

Leslie Mann ... Cherine

Suzy Nakamura ... Connie Ling

Alessandro Nivola ... Joey Z

Zuleikha Robinson ... Lester Moore's Assistant

Julian Sands ... Quentin

Stellan Skarsgård ... Alex Green

Jeanne Tripplehorn ... Lauren Hathaway

Steven Weber ... Darren Fetzer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Holly Houston ... Renee - Take 1 (scenes deleted)

Laurie Metcalf ... Dava Adair - Take 1 (scenes deleted)

Colette Divine ... Auditioning Actress (uncredited)

David Schatanoff Jr. ... Man at Sidewalk Cafe (uncredited)

Patty Tobin ... Executive Assistant (uncredited)
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Directed by
Mike Figgis 
 
Writing credits
Mike Figgis (story)

Produced by
Dustin Bernard .... co-producer
Mike Figgis .... producer
Gary Marcus .... co-producer (as Gary Scott Marcus)
Annie Stewart .... producer
 
Original Music by
Mike Figgis 
Anthony Marinelli 
 
Cinematography by
Patrick Alexander Stewart (director of photography)
 
Casting by
Amanda Mackey Johnson 
Cathy Sandrich 
 
Production Design by
Charlotte Malmlöf 
 
Set Decoration by
Jennifer M. Gentile  (as Jennifer Gentile)
 
Costume Design by
Donna Casey 
 
Production Management
Dustin Bernard .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Phil Dupont .... second assistant director (as Philippe Dupont)
Mark Anthony Little .... first assistant director
Gary Marcus .... first assistant director (as Gary Scott Marcus)
Jonathan Watson .... first assistant director (as Jonathan M. Watson)
Greg Zekowski .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Todd Ellis .... property master
Steve Halterman .... leadman
Michael Stone .... assistant art director (as Michael C. Stone)
 
Sound Department
Pembrooke Andrews .... assistant dialogue editor
Eddie Bydalek .... sound recordist
Eric Corley .... assistant sound effects editor
Paul Curtis .... dialogue editor (as Paul M. Curtis)
Chris David .... sound re-recording mixer
Francesca Dodd .... assistant sound editor
Patrick Dodd .... supervising sound editor
Tom Fox .... utility sound
Robert Janiger .... sound mixer
Mark Lanza .... sound effects editor
Scott Reed .... sound general manager
Stephen P. Robinson .... sound effects editor
Ann Scibelli .... sound effects editor
Dan Scolnik .... foley cue
Dan Scolnik .... foley editor
George W. Scott .... sound recordist
Leslie Shatz .... sound re-recording mixer
John C. Stuver .... dialogue editor
Robert Troy .... dialogue editor
Jeff K. Brunello .... sound editor (uncredited)
Robert Janiger .... sound engineer (uncredited)
Mark Lanza .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Ron Bolanowski .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Brian A. Lettieri .... video effects editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kevin Blauvelt .... assistant chief lighting technician
Seth Clark .... assistant video assist operator
Tony Cucchiari .... camera operator
Ron Ervin .... second grip
Mike Figgis .... camera operator
Paul Hazard .... electrician
Barbara Kallir .... chief lighting technician
David Macdonald .... key grip
Elliott Marks .... still photographer
John Monsour .... video engineer
James O'Keeffe .... camera operator
Kathina Szeto .... first assistant camera
Christopher Taylor .... first assistant camera
Andrew B. Andersen .... cinematographer: title sequence (uncredited)
Rick Taylor .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Sande Alessi .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tricia Cruikshank .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Dan Judy .... colorist
 
Music Department
Mark Curry .... scoring mixer
Louise Hammar .... music supervisor
Elyse Hoyt .... music coordinator
Anthony Marinelli .... music producer
Anthony Marinelli .... musician: keyboards
Mark Tucker .... music score recording engineer
Richard Whitfield .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
James Nordberg .... transportation
Timothy P. Ryan .... transportation co-captain
Don Tardino .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Benjamin Adams .... production accountant
Samuel F. Arroyo .... craft service (as Sam Arroyo)
Mary Brunner .... production assistant
Unjoo Lee Byars .... title producer
Seth Clark .... production assistant
Jennifer Clymer .... production assistant
Paul Codiga .... production assistant
Erin Engman .... assistant production coordinator
James Fregia .... production assistant
Tami Hodges Gruneich .... production assistant (as Tami Hodges)
Scott Horwitz .... production assistant
Karis Jagger .... key production assistant
David Krudis .... first assistant accountant
Scott Allen Logan .... location manager
Michael McIntyre .... creative director: main titles
Edgar Pablos .... assistant: Mr. Figgis (as Edgar B. Pablos)
B.J. Smith .... medical advisor
Doug Van Doren .... assistant: Ms. Stewart
Lois Walker .... production coordinator
 
Thanks
Frank Lomento .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for drug use, sexuality, language and a scene of violence
Runtime:
97 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:MA | Canada:14A (Canadian Home Video rating) | France:U | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:15 | Singapore:M18 | Sweden:11 | UK:15 | USA:R (#37352)

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Trivia:
MPAA Certificate # 37352.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Laura is standing outside the offices during the first earthquake, she calls out "Salma!" instead of the character's name, "Rose".See more »
Quotes:
Rose:I've been looking for somebody all my life who would discover me.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Symphony No. 5 - AdagiettoSee more »

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14 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
A daring, original piece of cinema, 24 June 2001
Author: mattymatt4ever from Jersey City, NJ

"Timecode" is not conventional filmmaking, which is the whole beauty of it. This is a totally improvised piece of cinema, shot on a hand-held camera for 90 minutes straight--not a single cut--and shot in real-time. Every word of dialogue is improvised, the only thing written is the story (also by Mike Figgis). The way it turned out is quite impressive. Of course, the process gets tiresome and repetitive at times, but overall it's a pretty fascinating work that will probably be better appreciated by the more open-minded moviegoer--as opposed to mainstream viewers who will probably view this as just plain weird.

I was really impressed by the talented cast filled with great actors who simply went through the WHOLE ENTIRE process without once messing up. If you watch all these behind-the-scenes specials with actors stumbling line-after-line, doing take-after-take, until they finally get it right the 100th time--it's astounding to see that the whole cast was able to pull this off without a scratch. Even with such talented actors like Stellan Sarsgard, Holly Hunter, Salma Hayek, Jeanne Tripplehorn, etc., I have to commend them especially for taking part in this risky project. This movie not only showcases their knacks for acting, but also their potential to try something new, innovative and quite difficult--after all, taking risks is one of the main elements in becoming a good actor.

This type of format does--at points--feel like a theatrical version of a "Big Brother" episode, but Figgis wrote a story with as much intriguing elements as he can possibly fit into a film of this scope. After all, this is supposed a day-in-the-life type of story and you don't want to be too far-fetched. So he tries to generate as much suspense and intrigue (involving the many smutty attributes of the stereotypical white-collar LA resident) as he possibly could. There are subplots involving drug abuse, alcohol abuse, homosexuality, philandering, jealousy and of course the biggest theme of all...Sex! Naturally, my interest did sometimes drift, but the material compelled me enough to be interested for the majority of the running time. I've never been a fan of those corny reality shows. Quite frankly, I think the kind of reality displayed on those programs is very dull. "Timecode" transcends the dullness of the reality shows and, in a way, the "Blair Witch Project" (which is another reality-based film shot entirely on a hand-held camera, but executed very poorly). The material is engaging to a degree, the actors perform it very well and everything is down-to-earth to preserve its sense of realism. My only criticisms lie in the "earthquake effects." Those looked totally cheesy, created entirely by camera tricks and actors pretending to be shaken up. In one of the closing scenes, Jeanne Tripplehorn is clinging on to a nearby bannister while you can see cars in the background moving along smoothly. He could've done without that pretentious trick.

I'm not saying this a great film, but it is one I'll remember for its unique sense of style and I will always remember Mike Figgis for coming up with this innovative method. If you're tired of mainstream cinema and feel anxious to see something new and exciting--this is a film I would recommend.

My score: 7 (out of 10)

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