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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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Complete credited cast:
Charles J. Corrado Jr. ...
Officer 1 (as Charlie Corrado)
Officer #2 (as Jarvis George)
Dan's Assistant
Jona Harvey ...
Thea Chaloner ...
Brian Campbell ...
Zach ...
Lerner's Dog


Tom (Speedman) and Dan's (Marsden) one-night stand turns into an intense power-play between captor and captive.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Your next lie may be your last. See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:





Release Date:

6 May 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

24. dan  »

Box Office


$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


| (DVD)

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


Whenever Dan has tape around his head (covering his mouth), it is alternately under his right ear or over it (depending on the angle). See more »


[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 Happy Days (1974) See more »


Written by Ryan Christopher Webb, J.J. Johnson, Doug Lancio, and Mark Robertson
Performed by Matthew Ryan
Courtesy of Hybrid Recordings
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User Reviews

A gem of a film.
6 March 2004 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

This is the real thing -- tense, provocative, impossible to predict. Tony Piccirillo's script makes some cutting insights about personal responsibility without ever becoming obvious or preachy. As great as the material is on its own, it takes a couple of powerhouse actors to sustain tension and interest throughout what is essentially a ninety-minute two-man show, and James Marsden and Scott Speedman are more than up to the task. Their level of commitment is astonishing: both actors inhabit their roles so thoroughly that it was a jolt to leave the theater and re-enter the real world. There's almost a tangible sense of pleasure that comes from watching performances this great. Seek out this movie -- find it in a theater, rent it when it becomes available -- because it's worth it, and because films like this need to be encouraged and rewarded.

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