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

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Your next lie may be your last. See more »

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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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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

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 »

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 Miami Vice (1984) See more »

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Don't Confess
Written by Tegan Quinand Sara Quin
Performed by Tegan and Sara
Courtesy of Sanctuary Records
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Powerful and Effective
8 June 2006 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

"The 24th Day" is one of those movies that you really have to be in the mood for. It may not seem like it at first, but as soon as things change for James Marsden's character Dan, things change for the viewer also. "The 24th Day" is a very thought-provoking film, which due to it's content is not everyone's sort of film, but being such an unusual and rare sort of film, is a great film to watch and perhaps for some people, after watching, may come out with a greater understanding of the issues in the film, one of the obvious being HIV.

Few and far between are there films where homosexual characters are portrayed as normal people, and this is one of them, so when the HIV aspect of the film was introduced it seemed rather odd - do all gay related films have to be about HIV? The answer is of course no, and the film does, through Marsden's character Dan, strongly point out that HIV is in no way a "gay disease", which is a good point, as there seems to be not enough awareness of this, however, the people that need to be aware of that are probably not going to be the ones watching this film anyway. However, it would have been interesting if the film did not have the HIV aspect and for it to be a psychological thriller or something with one guy obsessed with the other years after they first met.

But I digress. James Marsden was wonderful in a role that seems very removed from his usual films, kudos to him. Scott Speedman also did a fantastic job of portraying his character Tom. Essentially a 2-character film (as it is adapted from a theatrical performance), it can get quite monotonous at points, but the actors both stay in good form. Overall, a powerful and effective film.


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