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12:01 (1993)

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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

Writers:

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

Gestern noch ermordet. Heute schon verliebt. (Yesterday still murdered. Today already in love.) (Germany 1993) See more »


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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

When the workers come to the facility in the morning (some after 8 am, as the main character was woken up at 7:35 am), the sun is shining and their shadows are to the right. When they leave, and a clock shows it's past 6 pm, their shadows are still on the right. See more »

Quotes

[Lisa and Barry hide from the gunmen after one of them shot Howard]
Lisa Fredericks: I'm sorry about your friend, Barry. I know you cared about him.
Barry Thomas: That's funny. He said the same thing to me when you were killed.
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Connections

Referenced in Happy Death Day 2U (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

BABY DON'T LEAVE
Performed by William Peterkin
Written by Barbara L. Jordan, William Peterkin
Used by permission of Heavy Hitters & Wild About Music
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GroundWHAT Day???
10 January 2007 | by steve83-1See all my reviews

Don't let the premise fool you into thinking this is a rehash of Bill Murray's movie - this is a GREAT little story unto itself. It's closer to Office Space & Back to the Future than to Groundhog Day.

With a well-constructed plot & engaging characters, you can ignore the obvious writing & cinematography constraints of working on a TV budget. Watch for the pearls: Jeremy Piven & Marin Landau will sneak through with their organic performances if you're not paying attention. But everyone from the office dominatrix to the wiry assassin are well-developed; I even felt like "Mom" was part of the cast! So what IS the story about? A hard-working downtrodden everyday guy with a little tardiness problem. On the day that he FINALLY works up enough nerve to talk to the office cutie that he's had a crush on for longer than his mother can stand, she gets killed. And he has to watch it happen. ...again. And if he doesn't figure out what to say & do, he'll have to keep watching it. But the key is to figure out who ELSE is watching her, and why his interest in her has caused our hero to wake up Tuesday after Tuesday after Tuesday...

12:01 is definitely worth watching again, and again, and again, and...


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

5 July 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

12:01 - A kizökkent idő See more »

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