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12:01 PM (1990)

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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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 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 Kirk R. Thatcher ... Newstand Man (as Kirk Thatcher)
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

Also Known As:

12:01 дня See more »

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Chanticleer Films See more »
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The firm that Myron Castleman works for is Glamdring and Glamdring. "Glamdring" is the name of the sword that Gandalf used in the War of the Ring in J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings." See more »

Goofs

When Myron Castleman looks down into the street from the balcony, the shadows are cast in a different direction to those on the balcony. See more »

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Remade as 12:01 (1993) See more »

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A fantastic short film.
18 June 2011 | by bradfordtom10See all my reviews

Some TV and film you see stick in your mind. I watched 12.01 PM in the 80's on UK TV, and after talking about it years later with a friend realised that it'd not be too difficult to track it down.

Simply put, I'd say this is the best thirty minute story I've ever seen on the telly. I managed to track it down, and watching it again in 2011 it's just as good as it was all those years ago.

Kurtwood Smith is perfect and his performance is excellent. He manages to make the whole thing completely believable and terrifyingly sad. If you can get hold of a copy of 12.01PM, give it a try. As much as I love Groundhog Day, this is what it's all about.

Ray Bradbury would be proud if this were his tale (apologies to Ray if he's done one like this, if he has it's not one I've read!). Masters of Sci-Fi could only have hoped to produce a film like this.


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