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"5ive Days to Midnight" (2004) More at IMDbPro »TV mini-series 2004-2004

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5ive Days to Midnight: :  -- When college professor J.T. Neumeyer discovers a police file that outlines the details of his murder - which is to take place five days in the future - he wastes no time trying to save his own life.


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Writers (WGA):
Robert Zappia (story) (hour 1) and
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Release Date:
7 June 2004 (USA) See more »
He has five days to solve a murder... his own. See more »
When college professor J.T. Neumeyer discovers a police file that outlines the details of his murder - which is to take place five days in the future - he wastes no time trying to save his own life. Full summary »
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Great concept, interesting performances, but blande as poundcake See more (23 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 1 of 45)

Timothy Hutton ... J.T. Neumeyer (unknown episodes)

Series Directed by
Michael W. Watkins (5 episodes, 2004)
Series Writing credits
David Aaron Cohen (unknown episodes)
Cindy Myers (unknown episodes)
Anthony Peckham (unknown episodes)
Robert Zappia (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
David Aaron Cohen .... executive producer (5 episodes, 2004)
David Kirschner .... executive producer (5 episodes, 2004)
Karen Loop .... co-executive producer (5 episodes, 2004)
Gordon Mark .... producer (5 episodes, 2004)
Anthony Peckham .... executive producer (5 episodes, 2004)
Corey Sienega .... executive producer (5 episodes, 2004)
Robert Zappia .... co-executive producer (5 episodes, 2004)
Series Original Music by
John Nordstrom (5 episodes, 2004)

Tony Brock (unknown episodes, 2004)
Series Cinematography by
Joel Ransom (5 episodes, 2004)
Series Film Editing by
David Crabtree (5 episodes, 2004)

Brad Durante (unknown episodes)
Series Casting by
Donna Rosenstein (5 episodes, 2004)
Series Production Design by
Douglas Higgins (5 episodes, 2004)
Series Art Direction by
John Marcynuk (unknown episodes)
Series Set Decoration by
Linda Vipond (unknown episodes)
Series Costume Design by
Monique Prudhomme (5 episodes, 2004)
Series Makeup Department
Andrea Manchur .... first assistant makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Jennifer Powell-Folk .... assistant makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Danna Rutherford .... key hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Andrea Simpson .... assistant hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Jacky Wilkinson .... key makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Sally Dixon .... post-production supervisor (unknown episodes)
S. Lily Hui .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David R. Baron .... third assistant director (unknown episodes)
Brian Giddens .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Fiona Winning .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Les Ford .... computer graphics designer (unknown episodes, 2004)
Richard Beech .... set dresser (unknown episodes)
Bill Burd .... property master (unknown episodes)
Ingrid Burgstaller .... set decoration buyer (unknown episodes)
Aaron Freschi .... lead set dresser (unknown episodes)
Peter Grace .... construction coordinator (unknown episodes)
Ray Lai .... assistant art director (unknown episodes)
Jaydene Maryk .... art department coordinator (unknown episodes)
Annastacia McDonald .... set decoration buyer (unknown episodes)
Laura Morrison .... assistant set decorator (unknown episodes)
Chris Perrin .... assistant props (unknown episodes)
Dean Rossmo .... construction buyer (unknown episodes)
Kelly Santbergen .... set dresser (unknown episodes)
Richard Sari .... set dresser (unknown episodes)
Kristin Shanski .... property buyer (unknown episodes)
Mike Sorochuk .... construction foreman (unknown episodes)
Ross Wahl .... on-set dresser (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Kevin Belen .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Kris Casavant .... assistant sound editor (unknown episodes)
Chris Duesterdiek .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Todd R. Mason .... sound effects recordist (unknown episodes)
Rory O'Neill .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Iain Pattison .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Kevin Sands .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Adam Sharpe .... adr mixer (unknown episodes)
Paul A. Sharpe .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Graham Timmer .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Bob Comer .... special effects coordinator (unknown episodes)
Barry Hebein .... special effects technician (unknown episodes)
Dan Keeler .... special effects first assistant (unknown episodes)
James Kozier .... set supervisor (unknown episodes)
Harry Tomsic .... special effects technician (unknown episodes)
Attila Vaski .... special effects technician (unknown episodes)
Series Visual Effects by
Geeta Basantani .... digital compositor (unknown episodes)
Louis Bravo .... visual effects editor (unknown episodes)
Shauna Bryan .... visual effects producer (unknown episodes)
Louis Cox .... visual effects (unknown episodes)
Darren Frankel .... VP, post production: Stargate Digital (unknown episodes)
Tyler Hoolaeff .... pre-visualization (unknown episodes)
Jared Jones .... digital compositor (unknown episodes)
Jason Korber .... digital compositor (unknown episodes)
Simon Lacey .... visual effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
Frank Lawas .... visual effects I/O supervisor (unknown episodes)
Sean Mattini .... visual effects editor (unknown episodes)
Ryan Mintenko .... digital effects artist (unknown episodes)
Sam Nicholson .... visual effects producer (unknown episodes)
Gordon Oscar .... visual effects (unknown episodes)
Earl Paraszczynec .... 3D lead (unknown episodes)
Victor Scalise .... visual effects editor (unknown episodes)
Chad Schott .... digital compositor (unknown episodes)
Michael Stewart .... digital compositor (unknown episodes)
Brendan Taylor .... visual effects coordinator (unknown episodes)
Doug Witsken .... digital compositor (unknown episodes)
Mike Yip .... visual effects (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Nick Allen .... stunt actor (unknown episodes)
Guy Bews .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Lou Bollo .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Gavin Buhr .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Duane Dickinson .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Jim Dunn .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Corry Glass .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Dave Hospes .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Trevor Jones .... stunt performer (unknown episodes)
Andrea Kinsky .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Gerald Paetz .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Greg Beaton .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (unknown episodes)
Cory Budney .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (unknown episodes)
Richard Eagan .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (unknown episodes)
David Gray .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
Gary Hornbeck .... rigging gaffer (unknown episodes)
H. Christopher Hunter .... dolly grip: "a" camera (unknown episodes)
Mike Leeming .... video engineer (unknown episodes)
Ryan McMaster .... camera operator: "b" camera (unknown episodes)
Saubrie Mohamed .... best boy electric (unknown episodes)
Andrew Pedley .... digital video assist (unknown episodes)
Leon Serginson .... leadman grip (unknown episodes)
Bryce Shaw .... dolly grip: "b" camera (unknown episodes)
James Smith .... best boy grip (unknown episodes)
Owen Taylor .... gaffer (unknown episodes)
Max Torroba .... playback operator (unknown episodes)
Mark Weinhaupl .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (unknown episodes)
John Westerlaken .... key grip (unknown episodes)
Peter Wilke .... Steadicam operator / camera operator: "a" camera (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Corinne Clark .... casting: Canada (5 episodes, 2004)

Dylann Brander .... casting associate: Los Angeles (unknown episodes)
Sandra-Ken Freeman .... extras casting (unknown episodes)
Jennifer Page .... casting: Vancouver (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Patrick Gray .... costume supervisor: second unit / set costumer (unknown episodes)
Lise Hache .... assistant costume designer (unknown episodes)
Steve Holloway .... set costume supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Brad Durante .... additional editor (unknown episodes)
Michael G. England .... first assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Sian McArthur .... post-production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Lance Stubblefield .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Dominic Griffin .... music supervisor (unknown episodes)
Moira Marquis .... music editor (unknown episodes)
Series Transportation Department
Brad Bowe .... transportation captain (unknown episodes)
Dave Bowe .... transportation coordinator (unknown episodes)
Paul Irvine .... driver (unknown episodes)
M. Walter Moroz .... transportation captain (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Mike Doiron .... production assistant (1 episode, 2004)

Michael Bendner .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Byron Drinkle .... playback coordinator (unknown episodes)
Mark Dumas .... animal trainer (unknown episodes)
Phaedra Eccleston .... first assistant production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Michael Farias .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Rick Heal .... on-set tutor (unknown episodes)
Kirk Johns .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Jina Johnson .... trainee assistant location manager (unknown episodes)
Dean Lange .... accountant (unknown episodes)
Carol Marks-George .... unit publicist (unknown episodes)
Douglas W. McHenry .... post-production accountant (unknown episodes)
Darin Mickelson .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Cindy Mjolsness .... assistant: Gordon Mark (unknown episodes)
Ian Moore .... assistant to executive producer (unknown episodes)
Andrew Pedley .... video coordinator (unknown episodes)
Louisa Phung .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Gordon Piper .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Ali Pounder .... second assistant production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Victor Scalise .... title designer (unknown episodes)
Carol Schafer .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
David Tarris .... assistant location manager (unknown episodes)
Adam Tayler .... assistant animal trainer (unknown episodes)
Tiffani Timms .... assistant: Timothy Hutton (unknown episodes)
Kevin Tomecek .... construction maintenance (unknown episodes)
Jeff Turko .... security captain (unknown episodes)
Helga Ungurait .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
210 min (5 parts)
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

The events in the mini-series take place Monday, 7 June 2004 through Friday, 11 June 2004. The show premiered on the SciFi Channel (USA) on Monday, 7 June 2004 and consecutive episodes were shown each night through Friday, 11 June 2004 roughly following a real-time schedule. The fourth episode (with events ending at or slightly past 3.55am according to the script) was actually first shown at 9.00pm on Thursday, 10 June 2004, so the series did get ahead a bit. Additional date-specific product placements (for instance, a poster for The Chronicles of Riddick (2004), playing in theaters at the time, as seen on a slow pan at the university outside Neumeyer's office) and current popular culture references (for example, a reference to the popular show, "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (2000), airing at the time on network TV) in conversation help reinforce this setup.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): In the fist part of the mini-series, J.T. Neumeyer promises his daughter that they will look for Orion with her new telescope. He is shown looking at Orion's Belt a little later that night. Orion's Belt is only visible from Washington in winter evenings, not June.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)See more »
10,000 MilesSee more »


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17 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Great concept, interesting performances, but blande as poundcake, 11 June 2004
Author: Terminal Madness ( from

Timothy hutton plays physics professor JT Neumeyer who while visiting his wife's grave discovers a thin silver brief case.

He opens it and discovers a group of files showing pictures of his death and newspapers clippings.

First declaring this as a practical joke, the events in the files play out slowly and now convinced that he'll die in five days, tries to find a way to prevent himself from dying and must change his destiny.

The concept is great despite being a bit derivative, and there's plenty of room for tension, suspense, and great bits on philosophy, but the screenwriters miss their chances.

The cast is comprised mostly of second rate actors with the exception of Hutton who tries his best at the lead role but ultimately fails towards the end of the film as he manages to go way over the top with his emotional scenes.

There's also Randy quaid who is quite bland and one-dimensional, and Angus McFayden who is the worst of the characters as the over the top mob boss Roy Bremmer. Watch for his really bad scenes as he attempts to inflict depth into his character but comes off as laughable.

Meanwhile the story has the ability to inject tension and sense of immediacy but all of it is loss in the bogged down story. Rambling and droning at some points it's difficult to understand why this couldn't have been a two hour film instead of a four parter.

There's also plenty of room for philosophy and the concept of destiny and fate towards death, but there's nothing here as the story is mostly comprised of uneventful occurances, slim character development, and so much dialogue.

While the film is engrossing at the beginning, it's ultimately lost halfway through as the plot is segued into the benign plot featuring McFayden which takes away from the actual reason why we're watching.

"Stay tuned for the shocking last minutes to 5 Days to Midnight" the Sci-Fi channel boasts which never usually works on me but I was rather interested to see where this was developing. But, unfortunately it was all just hype. I was expecting that Neumeyer's daughter would accidentally shoot him causing his death, and that we never got to see who sent the briefcase, but it's all pretty much explained in the end and nothing of the sort happens.

I wanted an ironic, witty, and shocking ending beneath the muddled plot and droning dialogue, but alas we're not given anything but an obligatory and rather disappointing happy ending.

Decent performances, a great concept but falls apart halfway through becoming routine and cliche. The writers never give this story and concept a chance to spread its wings and just keep it down to mediocre level.

** out of **** stars.

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