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12:01 PM (1990)

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A man is stuck living his life in the same 59 minute time frame. He tries various methods of finding out why, eventually consulting a physicist.

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Jonathan Heap
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Complete credited cast:
Jane Alden Jane Alden ... Stephanie
Don Amendolia ... Professor Nathan Rosenbluth
John Bachelder John Bachelder ... Blazer Driver
Laura Harrington ... Dolores Park
Philip Morton Philip Morton ... Walking Man #1
Mark Neely ... Bum
Tom Reed Tom Reed ... Walking Man #2
Kurtwood Smith ... Myron Castleman
Bill Squier Bill Squier ... Man in Hat
Ric Stoneback ... Man on Bench (as Rick Stoneback)
Robert M. Taub Robert M. Taub ... Jr. Executive #1
Rick Ford ... Jr. Executive #2 (as F. Richards Ford)
Kirk R. Thatcher ... Newstand Man (as Kirk Thatcher)
Caroline Sposto Caroline Sposto ... Newstand Woman (as Carol Zarlengo)
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A man is stuck living his life in the same 59 minute time frame. He tries various methods of finding out why, eventually consulting a physicist. Written by David Glick <dglick@sedona.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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12:01 дня See more »

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Chanticleer Films See more »
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The phone cord is severely knotted the first morning at elbow-height, even after being stretched fully around the corner. But the second morning, it's perfectly coiled. See more »

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Remade as 12:01 (1993) See more »

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One of the greatest short films ever made
26 March 2009 | by EmunahSee all my reviews

BLOWN-AWAY.

That was the result of watching this 25 minute short film made almost 20 years ago. Obviously, I'm another one of those Groundhog Day fans that, out of curiosity, wanted to see this movie. And I thought it was absolutely fantastic. It was like a true Shakespearean play; fascinating, and original story (it was adapted from a short story, but this was the first film of many that dealt with "time-loops" and "repetition of time"), as well as a tragic and profound end.

Interestingly enough, after watching the movie, I felt it was one of the best shorts I'd ever seen, and maybe only one or two were better, including "The Lunch Date", which I found out is the same short film that beat "12:01 PM" at the Oscars in 1991.

So, for those of you who are GH fans, this is a must, and for anyone who is looking for an amazingly unique film experience in only 25 minutes or less, this movie is for you.


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