The 24th Day (2004)

R  |   |  Thriller  |  6 May 2004 (USA)
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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.

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Every man has his own truth. See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

6 May 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Atracciones peligrosas  »

Box Office


$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

Company Credits

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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 Police Woman (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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Quality acting and interesting script save low budget movie
21 December 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

The other reviews have pretty much said it all, although I expected a little more from this given the rather over-the-top ecstatic reviews (certainly I expected more than the one plot 'twist' I got just over half way through - one that had already been revealed to me on the blurb on the back of the DVD).

One can argue it's a homophobic piece or one can argue entirely the opposite, but one can't argue that it's a well scripted, well paced and well acted movie that is worthy of 90 minutes of anyone's time in the world of Hollywood formulaic drama that dominates the mainstream. There isn't, truth be told, a lot of plot here, but what little there is turns out to be surprisingly gripping, thanks to the superb job of both the actors who are never less than totally believable in their roles.

I was amazed to read one 'review' here that just appeared to be a spiteful attack on the perceived commercial success of James Marden's acting career - just because he's easy on the eye is no excuse for slating a performance that most actors would be envious of as a career best. Well worth a viewing!

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