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12:01 (1993)

Barry Thomas is the average office worker. He becomes attracted to Lisa Fredericks who works in the same company. After work, Barry witnesses the murder of Lisa and goes to a bar to get ... See full summary »

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Jack Sholder

Writers:

Richard Lupoff (short story 12:01 P.M.), Jonathan Heap (television story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonathan Silverman ... Barry Thomas
Helen Slater ... Lisa Fredericks
Nicolas Surovy ... Robert Denk
Robin Bartlett ... Anne Jackson
Jeremy Piven ... Howard Richter
Constance Marie ... Joan Zevo
Glenn Morshower ... Detective Cryers
Martin Landau ... Dr. Thadius Moxley
Paxton Whitehead ... Dr. Tiberius Scott
Cheryl Anderson ... Supervisor
Giuseppe Andrews ... Kyle (as Joey Andrews)
Frank Collison ... Thin Assassin
Ed Crick Ed Crick ... Detective
Jonathan Emerson ... Ted Fallow
Drew Gehl Drew Gehl ... Night Guard
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Storyline

Barry Thomas is the average office worker. He becomes attracted to Lisa Fredericks who works in the same company. After work, Barry witnesses the murder of Lisa and goes to a bar to get drunk. Later that night, there is a storm and Barry gets a shock from a lamp's faulty power wire at exactly 12:01 am. The next morning, he realizes that everything is happening exactly as it did the previous day. The next morning the day is repeated again. It is now Barry's job--being the only person alive who is aware of this time loop--to stop the murder of Lisa, and stop the time loop or be caught in time forever. Written by Matt Houser <mhouser@io.org>

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Every day at a minute past midnight the sci-fi adventure begins... again. See more »


Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 July 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

12:01 - A kizökkent idő See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

When Barry checks the department directory to find Lisa's office number, three of the first four names listed are members of the film's Art Department crew: lead person Gene Bishop, on-set dresser David S. Bridson, and assistant property master Ashley Davies. See more »

Goofs

During the chase, the skid marks from a previous take are visible on the pavement in the foreground. See more »

Quotes

[as Barry reaches his office cubicle on the "fourth" morning, his supervisor comes over to deliver her usual tirade, which this time he cuts off]
Anne Jackson: Well, look who decided to show up.
Barry Thomas: Oh, Anne, don't get your panties in a bunch. If you just left us alone, the work could get done. But no, you're so damn invasive that no one can concentrate around here. So just stop assuming that we're all idiots, and don't you judge people by how cute they are!
[...]
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Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

FAMILY
Performed by William Peterkin
Written by Barbara L. Jordan, Heavy Hitters and William Peterkin
Used by permission of Heavy Hitters
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High Drama for TV FINALLY on DVD
31 December 2006 | by stump69See all my reviews

I can't really express in writing just how extremely happy I am that 12:01 is finally out on DVD. It's been on my wish list since the DVD format was invented. The only copy I had was on the VHS that I had recorded off the air (with commercials (:(( on FOX-TV in 1993 and watched over and over and over, not unlike Barry's day repeating. As others have noted, the always beautiful Helen (Supergirl) Slater positively glows in this film. In the lead role, Jonathan Silverman excels as the discouraged office worker who witnesses his only real love being murdered in broad daylight, then being given the chance to undo it, while being thwarted at every turn.

As a fan of all time-warp stories, I count this as my favorite. Had it been released in the theater, it would have done very well indeed. It is good for all ages to see the the lengths that the hero of the story goes to in his desperate attempt to save the lady that he loves from afar. Ten stars out of ten and two thumbs up from me.

Run, don't walk, to get this exceptional movie while it's available!


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