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The 24th Day (2004)

Tom (Speedman) and Dan's (Marsden) one-night stand turns into an intense power-play between captor and captive.

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Tony Piccirillo

Writer:

Tony Piccirillo (play)

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
James Marsden ... Dan
Scott Speedman ... Tom
Sofía Vergara ... Isabella
Barry Papick ... Mr. Lerner
Charles J. Corrado Jr. Charles J. Corrado Jr. ... Officer 1 (as Charlie Corrado)
Jarvis W. George ... Officer #2 (as Jarvis George)
Scott Roman ... Bartender
Jeffrey Frost ... Dan's Assistant
Jona Harvey Jona Harvey ... Marla
Thea Chaloner Thea Chaloner ... Wife
Brian Campbell Brian Campbell ... Blondie
Zach Zach ... Lerner's Dog
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Storyline

One-night stand can lead to fatal results!Tom is a living proof!He's a straight family guy whose life turns upside down when he finds out that he has AIDS so he tricks his ex gay lover Dan into an empty flat & ties him up awaiting his blood test results.

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Every man has his own truth. See more »

Genres:

Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexual dialogue, and for brief violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 May 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

24. dan See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,001, 16 May 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$14,107, 11 July 2004
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Began as a play in Los Angeles with original cast members Noah Wyle and Peter Berg. A year later the play was revamped in Atlanta with Chad Darnell and Quint Von Canon. See more »

Goofs

Whenever Dan has tape around his head (covering his mouth), it is alternately under his right ear or over it (depending on the angle). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tom: I walk home. I'm all scratched up, I got blood all over my face. I'm crying my eyes out. Anyway, my mother see's me. She runs in screaming, "What happened, who did thisa to you?" So I tell her Stevie Bellow jumped me from behind in the schoolyard while his pals stood there and made sure no one broke it up. So, take a guess what my mom does? She takes me back to the school yard. She finds Stevie, she tells him we're gonna fight again this time it's gonna be a fair fight.
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Connections

References Cape Fear (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Nails
Written by Ryan Christopher Webb, J.J. Johnson, Doug Lancio, and Mark Robertson
Performed by Matthew Ryan
Courtesy of Hybrid Recordings
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A Magnificent Screenplay With Stunning Performances of James Marsden and Scott Speedman
16 April 2005 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

During the night, Tom (Scott Speedman) invites Dan (James Marsden) to his apartment for one night stand. After a couple of drinks, Tom ties Dan to a chair, and sends a sample of Dan's blood to a laboratory for AIDS test and tell Dan that if he is HIV positive, he will kill him. While waiting for the test result, Tom discloses the last dramatic events of his personal life. "The 24th Day" is indeed a play in a low budget movie, having a magnificent screenplay and stunning performances of James Marsden and Scott Speedman. The story is very real, credible and updated and is a kind of alert about this dangerous virus. The dialogs are very sharp, and this highly indicated movie was a great surprise for me. "The 24th Day" is another good example for Hollywood of excellent low budget movie. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "24o Dia: O Prazo Final" ("24th Day: The Due Day")


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