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The 24th Day (2004)

R | | Thriller | 6 May 2004 (USA)
Tom (Speedman) and Dan's (Marsden) one-night stand turns into an intense power-play between captor and captive.

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One-night stand can lead to fatal results!Tom is a living proof!He's a straight family guy whose life turns upside down when he finds out that he has AIDS so he tricks his ex gay lover Dan into an empty flat & ties him up awaiting his blood test results.

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Rated R for language and sexual dialogue, and for brief violence | See all certifications »

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6 May 2004 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,001 (USA) (14 May 2004)

Gross:

$14,107 (USA) (9 July 2004)
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Trivia

Began as a play in Los Angeles with original cast members Noah Wyle and Peter Berg. A year later the play was revamped in Atlanta with Chad Darnell and Quint Von Canon. See more »

Goofs

Tom refers to the Iowa State "Hawkeyes." The Hawkeye is in fact the mascot of the University of Iowa. Iowa State's sport teams are known as the "Cyclones." See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tom: I walk home. I'm all scratched up, I got blood all over my face. I'm crying my eyes out. Anyway, my mother see's me. She runs in screaming, "What happened, who did thisa to you?" So I tell her Stevie Bellow jumped me from behind in the schoolyard while his pals stood there and made sure no one broke it up. So, take a guess what my mom does? She takes me back to the school yard. She finds Stevie, she tells him we're gonna fight again this time it's gonna be a fair fight.
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References Blade Runner (1982) See more »

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Trouble Doll
Written by Ryan Christopher Webb
Performed by Matthew Ryan
Courtesy of Hybrid Recordings
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A Magnificent Screenplay With Stunning Performances of James Marsden and Scott Speedman
16 April 2005 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

During the night, Tom (Scott Speedman) invites Dan (James Marsden) to his apartment for one night stand. After a couple of drinks, Tom ties Dan to a chair, and sends a sample of Dan's blood to a laboratory for AIDS test and tell Dan that if he is HIV positive, he will kill him. While waiting for the test result, Tom discloses the last dramatic events of his personal life. "The 24th Day" is indeed a play in a low budget movie, having a magnificent screenplay and stunning performances of James Marsden and Scott Speedman. The story is very real, credible and updated and is a kind of alert about this dangerous virus. The dialogs are very sharp, and this highly indicated movie was a great surprise for me. "The 24th Day" is another good example for Hollywood of excellent low budget movie. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "24o Dia: O Prazo Final" ("24th Day: The Due Day")


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