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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:
...  J.T. Neumeyer 5 episodes, 2004
...  Irwin Sikorski 5 episodes, 2004
...  Claudia Whitney 5 episodes, 2004
...  Carl Axelrod 5 episodes, 2004
...  Roy Bremmer 5 episodes, 2004
...  Jesse Neumeyer 5 episodes, 2004
...  Chantal Hume 5 episodes, 2004
David McIlwraith ...  Brad Hume 5 episodes, 2004
...  Tim Sanders 5 episodes, 2004
Nick Allen ...  Policeman 5 episodes, 2004
Christine Anton ...  Mrs. Silveira 5 episodes, 2004
...  Jesse's Teacher 5 episodes, 2004
Blake Banbury ...  Orderly 5 episodes, 2004
...  Amy 5 episodes, 2004
Paul Bittante ...  Policeman 5 episodes, 2004
Lou Bollo ...  Airport Screener 5 episodes, 2004
Laurie Brunetti ...  Rental Car Manager 5 episodes, 2004
Bruce Clark ...  Desk Sergeant 5 episodes, 2004
...  Jan Westville 5 episodes, 2004
Samantha Crew ...  Katherine Neumeyer 5 episodes, 2004
...  Bouncer 5 episodes, 2004
...  Jay Simpson 5 episodes, 2004
Ashley Hale ...  Annabel Westville 5 episodes, 2004
...  Stefani the Rental Car Woman 5 episodes, 2004
Brock Johnson ...  Bartender 5 episodes, 2004
...  Coughing Man 5 episodes, 2004
...  Student in Hall 5 episodes, 2004
...  Art Major 5 episodes, 2004
...  Dr. Fontaine 5 episodes, 2004
...  Pale Man 5 episodes, 2004
...  Policeman 5 episodes, 2004
...  Rental Car Guy 5 episodes, 2004
...  Dr. Dan Westville 5 episodes, 2004
Sydney Rae Sullivan ...  Topanga Sanders 5 episodes, 2004
...  Yoshi 5 episodes, 2004
Nathalie Therriault ...  Airport Security 5 episodes, 2004
...  Mandy Murphy 5 episodes, 2004
...  Paramedic 5 episodes, 2004
...  Student #1 5 episodes, 2004
...  Toy store clerk 5 episodes, 2004
...  Steel Worker 5 episodes, 2004
...  Bus driver 5 episodes, 2004
...  Dottie Sikorski 3 episodes, 2004


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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Official Sites:

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Release Date:

7 June 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

5 Days to Midnight  »

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(5 parts)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


A nude stripper is suddenly shown wearing a bikini in one shot and then she is nude again. In the same scene a topless waitress is shown wearing a bikini top and then she is topless again. See more »


References The Chronicles of Riddick (2004) See more »


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20 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

This is an awesome movie. I taped it when it was on television and I liked it so well I bought the DVD. It is one of those movies I can't get enough of and I have watched it several times.

The actors are fantastic - that little girl is a magnificent actress. Timothy Hutton really shows what he is capable of. I was not familiar with Kari Matchett, but I would like to see more of her work. Randy Quaid was perfect as the stereotyped detective.

The soundtrack (which I am still trying to find) is great - perfectly placed songs and music. The music enhanced the film rather than just disappearing into the background.

If you have the opportunity to get the DVD, do. I watched the commentary and although I don't usually like to watch those (I hate knowing the secrets - I want to keep the magic), I did thoroughly enjoy the information. Their methods of shooting with multiple cameras and the time sequencing was explained and I'll always wonder why every film isn't made with multiple cameras. It really elevated this movie into an unforgettable film.

I highly recommend this film to anyone. Don't be turned off if you don't like Sci-Fi - this is a movie for anyway who just wants to escape into an engrossing story.

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