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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:
(27 articles)
In Must-See 'Locke,' Tom Hardy Is Under Pressure
 (From Thompson on Hollywood. 23 April 2014, 12:28 PM, PDT)

The top 25 underappreciated films of 2000
 (From Den of Geek. 27 November 2013, 7:48 AM, PST)

Suspension of Disbelief – review
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 18 July 2013, 4:00 PM, PDT)

User Reviews:
Ridiculously good 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:
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 »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: Cameraman reflected on an elevator door as he follows Emma after the therapist sequence.See more »
Quotes:
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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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Comfort Of StrangersSee more »

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26 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
Ridiculously good, 7 September 2004
Author: neil_mc from Manchester, England

I am pretty sure that I will not see a more jaw-dropping piece of film-making for quite some time. To put the complexity of filming 4 continuous takes simultaneously and in full co-ordination into any perspective, is extremely difficult. And then to have such a dramatic climax at the end of 93 improvised minutes is pretty mind-blowing.

I'm sure plenty of people will scream "pretentious crap" - as the girl suggests in her meeting speech - but the innovative brilliance of this film should be applauded above everything else. For example, little things like how the camera is focused on Skarsgard in the meeting while his wife is having it away with another woman. And then bigger things such as each screen simultaneously focusing in close-up on their characters eyes. Unbelievable.

I'm sure this isn't everybody's cup of tea - some people just don't appreciate the concept of doing something unique and risky. Some people even go as far as criticising Mike Figgis for attempting this - when in truth, this experiment was never likely to reach the masses, so any accusation of arrogance/pretension are pathetic.

As for the story and acting, I have a sneaky suspicion that maybe the sound was turned down on certain screens in post-production when actor's were fumbling or struggling for dialogue, I also thought the sound should have been muted from the other 3 screens while we were focused on one - because at times we get mumbling from all 4 at once, which doesn't work. But none of this detracts from a truly great achievement from all involved - for actors to go 93 minutes undisturbed is very impressive.

A perfectly constructed and co-ordinated film, I am in absolute awe. 10/10

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