7.7/10
1,120
22 user 2 critic

12:01 PM (1990)

| Sci-Fi, Short
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.

Director:

Jonathan Heap
Reviews
Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

12:01 (TV Movie 1993)
Comedy | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A man likes a woman at work. He sees her get murdered. He gets drunk and zapped at 12:01AM. Next morning she's back and everything is exactly like the day before. The time loops gives him chances to save her.

Director: Jack Sholder
Stars: Helen Slater, Jonathan Silverman, Nicolas Surovy
Short | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

James is all too eager to put his one-minute time machine to use in winning the heart of Regina, until he discovers the unexpected consequences of his actions.

Director: Devon Avery
Stars: Brian Dietzen, Erinn Hayes
Paradox (2006)
Short | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Two men are stranded at the bottom of a well. One, with a serious injury to his head, thinks his has fallen in is own back garden in present-day Britain. But the other tells him they are really prisoners in a medieval dungeon. Who is right, and where are they really?

Director: Jeremy Haccoun
Stars: Simon McLinden, George Tardios, Martin Wimbush
Stealing Time (2011)
Short | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

When a down-on-his-luck inventor builds a time machine to change the past, he unwittingly sets off a disastrous chain of events.

Director: Alex Calleros
Stars: Mikie Beatty, Dan Beckner, Adele Watkin
Skhizein (2008)
Animation | Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Having been struck by a 150-ton meteorite, Henry has to adapt to living precisely ninety-one centimeters from himself.

Director: Jérémy Clapin
Stars: Julien Boisselier, Théo Grimmeisen, Mado Debrus
Edit

Cast

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 ... Newstand Man (as Kirk Thatcher)
Caroline Sposto Caroline Sposto ... Newstand Woman (as Carol Zarlengo)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Sci-Fi | Short

Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Also Known As:

12:01 дня See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Chanticleer Films See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 arrives at the Tempus Institute, the sun is setting, even though the time is about 12:50 pm. See more »

Connections

Remade as 12:01 (1993) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


9 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 22 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed