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5ive Days to Midnight 

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When college professor J.T. Neumeyer discovers a police file that outlines the details of his murder - which is to take place five days in the future - he wastes no time trying to save his own life.
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Series cast summary:
Timothy Hutton ...  J.T. Neumeyer 5 episodes, 2004
Randy Quaid ...  Irwin Sikorski 5 episodes, 2004
Kari Matchett ...  Claudia Whitney 5 episodes, 2004
Hamish Linklater ...  Carl Axelrod 5 episodes, 2004
Angus Macfadyen ...  Roy Bremmer 5 episodes, 2004
Gage Golightly ...  Jesse Neumeyer 5 episodes, 2004
Nicole de Boer ...  Chantal Hume 5 episodes, 2004
David McIlwraith David McIlwraith ...  Brad Hume 5 episodes, 2004
Giancarlo Esposito ...  Tim Sanders 5 episodes, 2004
Nick Allen Nick Allen ...  Policeman 5 episodes, 2004
Christine Anton Christine Anton ...  Mrs. Silveira 5 episodes, 2004
Daniel Bacon ...  Jesse's Teacher 5 episodes, 2004
Blake Banbury ...  Orderly 5 episodes, 2004
Lisa Ann Beley ...  Amy 5 episodes, 2004
Paul Bittante Paul Bittante ...  Policeman 5 episodes, 2004
Lou Bollo Lou Bollo ...  Airport Screener 5 episodes, 2004
Laurie Brunetti Laurie Brunetti ...  Rental Car Manager 5 episodes, 2004
Bruce Clark Bruce Clark ...  Desk Sergeant 5 episodes, 2004
Chilton Crane ...  Jan Westville 5 episodes, 2004
Samantha Crew Samantha Crew ...  Katherine Neumeyer 5 episodes, 2004
Keith Dallas Keith Dallas ...  Bouncer 5 episodes, 2004
L. Harvey Gold ...  Jay Simpson 5 episodes, 2004
Ashley Hale Ashley Hale ...  Annabel Westville 5 episodes, 2004
Chelah Horsdal ...  Stefani the Rental Car Woman 5 episodes, 2004
Brock Johnson Brock Johnson ...  Bartender 5 episodes, 2004
Wilson Kwok ...  Coughing Man 5 episodes, 2004
Ali Liebert ...  Student in Hall 5 episodes, 2004
Sarah Lind ...  Art Major 5 episodes, 2004
Gardiner Millar ...  Dr. Fontaine 5 episodes, 2004
Darren Moore ...  Pale Man 5 episodes, 2004
Gerald Paetz ...  Policeman 5 episodes, 2004
John Stewart ...  Rental Car Guy 5 episodes, 2004
Rob Stewart ...  Dr. Dan Westville 5 episodes, 2004
Sydney Rae Sullivan Sydney Rae Sullivan ...  Topanga Sanders 5 episodes, 2004
Warren Takeuchi ...  Yoshi 5 episodes, 2004
Nathalie Therriault Nathalie Therriault ...  Airport Security 5 episodes, 2004
Barbara Tyson ...  Mandy Murphy 5 episodes, 2004
Susie Wickstead ...  Paramedic 5 episodes, 2004
Brian McCaig ...  Student #1 5 episodes, 2004
Juno Rinaldi ...  Toy store clerk 5 episodes, 2004
Jason Simpson ...  Steel Worker 5 episodes, 2004
Ian Thompson ...  Bus driver 5 episodes, 2004
April Telek ...  Dottie Sikorski 3 episodes, 2004
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While visiting the graveyard of his beloved wife with his daughter Jesse, the physics professor John T. Neumeyer finds a case with a police dossier relating his death in five days. He initially believes it is a sick prank from the brilliant but deranged physics student Carl Axelrod, but when a series of events related in the documents occur, he realizes that the file has been sent from the future. With the support of Detective Irwin Sikorski, whose name is indicated in the file as in charge of the investigation of his death, and suspecting of everybody including his girlfriend Claudia Whitney that has a blurred hidden past, J.T. tries to change the future and his fate. But Carl believes that any modification in the time-line will jeopardize mankind and the future of the planet. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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SciFi.com | Space [Canada]

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USA | Canada

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English

Release Date:

7 June 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

5 Days to Midnight See more »

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(5 parts)

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Stereo

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1.78 : 1
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The events in the mini-series take place Monday, 7 June 2004 through Friday, 11 June 2004. The show premiered on the SciFi Channel (USA) on Monday, 7 June 2004 and consecutive episodes were shown each night through Friday, 11 June 2004 roughly following a real-time schedule. The fourth episode (with events ending at or slightly past 3.55am according to the script) was actually first shown at 9.00pm on Thursday, 10 June 2004, so the series did get ahead a bit. Additional date-specific product placements (for instance, a poster for The Chronicles of Riddick (2004), playing in theaters at the time, as seen on a slow pan at the university outside Neumeyer's office) and current popular culture references (for example, a reference to the popular show, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000), airing at the time on network TV) in conversation help reinforce this setup. See more »

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In the fist part of the mini-series, J.T. Neumeyer promises his daughter that they will look for Orion with her new telescope. He is shown looking at Orion's Belt a little later that night. Orion's Belt is only visible from Washington in winter evenings, not June. See more »

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References CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) See more »

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10,000 Miles
Performed by Mary Chapin Carpenter
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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Great Mystery-Suspense Sci-Fi!
10 June 2004 | by Enrique-Sanchez-56See all my reviews

Kudos to SCI FI Channel for a great mini-series!

I enjoyed the four days of wonderful suspense and time-loops drove me crazy guessing. The Sci-Fi boards were abuzz with over 700 posts!

The whole concept of giving watchers the clues online to begin to make their guesses as to the ending was a brilliant touch of intelligence at work!

I won't give any endings away - but I will say that if you watch this you will not be sure until the very ending exactly how it ends.

Timothy Hutton was the star and he handled it with aplomb. The great supporting cast was headed by Randy Quaid and Kari Matchett. Hamish Linklater was wonderful as the manic Physics student as were Angus MacFadyen as the mobster and David McIlwraith as the brother-in-law.

But the major acting discovery was GAGE GOLIGHTLY as Hutton's daughter. She was marvelous in every scene she was in and stole the limelight from whomever was with her. Natural talent like that is to be appreciated. Not to mention her remarkable resemblance to the young Drew Barrymore. It would be interesting to see Drew Barrymore in a prequel-sequel of this mini-series - if she weren't probably overpriced for SCI FI channel?

All in all - we were kept on our seats for 4 wonderful days of suspense, trying to outguess the wonderful writers. Kudos to all of them!

I recommend this highly for mystery and suspense buffs. Not just Sci-Fi fans. It's a winner!


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